Advent Calendar 19 December: Kissingenstraße

Sportler, boy sculpture by Fritz Ritter, 1974. Kissingenstraße, Berlin. Photo by Karl Andersson.

kalendersiffran19“Sportler” (Athlete), by Fritz Ritter, 1974.

The 205 cm tall boy sculpture stands at Kissingenstraße, Berlin – at the intersection of Karlstadter Straße.

An identical sculpture used to stand at Baumschulenstraße/Neue Krugallee in Treptow, east Berlin, but it was stolen some time around April 2010. I managed to document it in 2009:

Sportler, stolen boy sculpture by Fritz Ritter, 1974. Baumschulenstrasse, Berlin. Photo by Karl Andersson.

Now the empty stone fundament looks like this – it’s very tragic:

The fundament (to the right) of a stolen boy sculpture by Fritz Ritter. Baumschulenstrasse, Berlin. Photo by Karl Andersson.

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