Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Fountain in Sëlva - Gardena Valley

This fountain represents a family in traditional costumes of the Gardena Valley.

Fountain in Sëlva / Wolkenstein / Selva Gardena - Gardena Valley.

( In Sëlva 89,74% of the population is ladin speaking - Font: ASTAT 2011) 


And here another Poem in Ladin language by Roland Verra, read the translation below.

Adrovi n toch de ciel,
mé n pitl fregul de lumm...

Perchël sons inò tlo
ti cialan nmaruià
a chësta ega chieta,
na flistra de ciel
tumeda sun la tiera...

Ne ei plu paroles
per te cunté mi legrëzia,
mi uedli ie arnaghei
tl culëur,
n pitl toch de ciel
arsì te mi cuer...


I need a piece of sky,
just a little bit of light...

That's why I'm here again
looking astounded
to this still water,
a chunk of heaven
sunk into earth...

I have no words
to tell you my happiness,
my eyes are drowned
in colour,
in deep blue colour,
a tiny scrap of sky,
sunk into my heart...



  1. Ein schöner Brunnen - das Paar mit Kind ist ja entzückend.

  2. Fascinating reading about the possible origins of Ladin.

  3. What a fantastic fountain - the concept, the execution, everything. Such wonderful detail. And I love the poem...it is excellent! Thanks for sharing this post!

  4. The figures in this fountain are very realistic.

  5. They look quite fancy for a visit to the fountain!

  6. The fountain is beautiful, and I always like to learn something more of this (for us) mysterious and fascinating Ladin language.

  7. Love the poem and the fountain, Karl!

  8. What a charming fountain. And a great way to present history.

  9. That is a fine looking, formally dressed family, but they seem a bit stiff.

  10. A lovely poem, and the statues have such a life like look to them.


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