“TheCeļotājs” –
Saldus – a "Drop of Honey" in Courland
 
     
Fountain a “Drop of Honey" in Courtland –
Lielā iela 6a,
Lat: N56.66405, Lon: E022.49202 
 
              
 
Māris Čaklais, Saldus-born Latvian poet, has compared the town with a drop of honey in the bowl of Courland. This metaphor gave rise to the idea of the fountain-sculpture, which consists of two honeycombs connected by a drop of honey. The upper honeycomb symbolizes the heaven the lower honeycomb represents the earth and we – people – are somewhere in between. The honey drop builds a connection between the heaven and the earth, and so shows the person’s place in the world. The author of the fountain-sculpture is Kārlis Īle, Saldus born sculptor. 
 
 
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