Description of the attraction
Perm can be safely called a city of original sculptures. What influenced the construction of many sculptures in the city - the imagination of the masters or the open Permian soul, not devoid of a sense of humor, may not matter, but the fact that a number of unusual sculptures were created in the early 2000s greatly influenced the tourist routes of the eastern part of Russia.
Everyone who has ever visited Perm has a snapshot of one of the original monuments of Russia. "Permyak - Salty Ears" is the most popular and recognizable sculpture in the city, which in some way has become a symbol of the Perm Territory. The history of the appearance of the monument is connected with the distant past of the entire region, rich in salt reserves. Having supplied the largest fairs in Russia with salt since the 1430s, Perm loaders wore 60-80-kilogram bags on their shoulders, the upper part of which hung over their heads, showering the ears of the laborers with salt dust. Since those times, the saying "Permyak - salty ears" has gone around the world, immortalized in bronze in our time.
The sculptural composition, consisting of an oval frame with ears and a photographer with an old camera, was created by two masters: R. Ismagilov and A. Matveev. At the opening of the monument in 2006, the mayor of the city was the first to "try on" the funny ears of Perm, having started photo sessions for residents and guests of Perm. The sculpture, about two meters high, is made in such a way that everyone can try on the "salt ears" of Perm, adding another funny historical landmark of the city of Perm to the family album.