Man at Work

“So much of who we are is where we have been.” – William Langewiesche

The bronze statue of Cumil (The Watcher) is quite popular to locals as well as visitors to Bratislava, Slovakia. This sculpture is known as “Man at Work” is by Viktor Hulik.

No one knows exactly what this man is doing… some say he is a representation of the laziness of the Slovaks, some would see him as a sewer worker, but the tour director told us that he is just an ordinary “Peeping Tom”. (Well who knows what the true version is).

Sculpture Saturday


  1. I’m guessing he needed a breath of fresh air

    1. Teresa says:

      Oh yea maybe he did haha

  2. Irene says:

    Love this statue. 😁

    1. Teresa says:

      They have lots of sculptures in Bratislava…if only we got more time.

  3. smkelly8 says:

    How ingenious! I love this.

    Thanks for joining.

    1. Teresa says:

      A pleasure!

  4. Really cool. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Teresa says:

      Always a pleasure!

  5. eklastic says:

    Wonderful sculpture. It could do with a warning sign, though:

    1. Teresa says:

      Oh surely!

  6. Sherry Felix says:

    I like it. Does anyone ever trip over him?

    1. Teresa says:

      I don’t really know. But he can never be missed because people are always around taking photos of him.

  7. I really like this!

    1. Teresa says:

      Happy that you liked it Aletta! It is a quirky kind.

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