Anthropic tourism resources of Târgu Jiu
The Municipality of Tãrgu-Jiu takes its name from The Jiu River that crosses it, initially known as the weekly fair held on the banks of The Jiu River, a fair that is held even today on Thursdays. It is first mentioned as the Jiu Fair 600 years ago and as a city 400 years ago. The Public Garden was established in 1856, in the field, on the left bank of The Jiu River.
The sculpture is a specific stylization of funerary columns of southern Romania. Its original name was The Column of Endless Gratitude and was dedicated to Romanian soldiers who died in World War I, in 1916, in the battles on the Jiu bank.
Brâncuși himself called it “a draft of the column which, if enlarged, could touch the sky.”
The Column was brassed on the site by brass wire spray application. This technology has been used for the first time in Romania and was specially brought from Switzerland. The total weight of the column (core + “beads”) is 29,173 kilograms.