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) 

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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...

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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...

 

12 comments:

maryaustria said...

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

Revrunner said...

Fascinating reading about the possible origins of Ladin.

Fotolosopher said...

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!

Sharon Anck said...

The figures in this fountain are very realistic.

Halcyon said...

They look quite fancy for a visit to the fountain!

VP said...

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

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Totally charming sculpture Karl.

RedPat said...

Love the poem and the fountain, Karl!

Stuart said...

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

Taken For Granted said...

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

William Kendall said...

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

Jack said...

Excellent fountain.

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