Nematomas zoologijos sodas (Zoo of Invisibilities)

  • Linear Location

    On a school campus in Kruonis, Lithuania

Overview

Part of the story of Gnel Wrangor–also known as the Boy from the Sea–is told here.  It is where he built a zoo for invisible creatures for the local king.  One notable feature of this installation is that in addition to the story carved in stone, there are a series of disputed likenesses of the story and its characters–done by the children of the school.

Access

This site is on the grounds of the Kruonio gimnazija in Kruonis, Lithuania.  If you visit during school hours, please check in with the school office.

Public Dedication

The Public Dedication of this Kcymaerxthaere Historical Site took place the weekend after TEDxVilnius 2015.  The Geographer-at-Large was a participant in that remarkable event–and some of those folks join the families who attend the school where the stories are installed.

Story on site

Nematomas zoologijos sodas

Senial senial karalius, kuris valdė šią o taip pat daugelį kitų žemių, surinkokeistą zoologijos sodą iš taip vadinamų nematomų būtybių: varlių, taedrangų ir dar keletos kitų. Pradžioje atrodė, jog juos laikyti yra visai paprasta, tačiau ilgainiui karalius suprato, kad šios būtybės pilis yra siaubia jo pilį. Gnelas Vrangoras, kurį daugelis vis dar vadino Berniuku iš Jūros, pagarsėjusiu daugeliu legendinių pastatų, sužinojo apie tai ir iškart pasisiūlė pastatyti namus tiems keistiems gyvūnams.Vrangoras tyrinėjo tas būtybes daugelį metų. Galiausiai jis suprato, kad, pavyzdžiui, varlės buvo tik kažkas panašaus į varles, kurios nebuvo sutiktos šiame laike. Jos šokinėjo pirmyn, atgal ir ypatingai į šonus, peršokdamos Laiką ir kiekvienu savo šuoliu netgi pereidamos į kitą laikotarpį. Kiekvienas šių varliū raumuo taip pat skleidė nuostabius gitaros garsus. Taigi, vietoje narvo, Vrangoras pastatė toms beveik varlėms specialią koncertų salę, kuri buvo matoma tik pavasarį. Ir taip vietoje narvų jis pastatė geriausius namus kiekvienai būtybei, Galiausiai atrodė, jog tik vienintelis Gnelas Vrangoras liko įkalintas kadangi karalius neleido jam išvykti, kol jo didžiulis darbas nebus visiškai baigtas. Keista, tačiau kurį laiką Gnelas buvo visiškai tuo patenkintas ir troško kibti į darbus.
Zoo of Invisibilities

In Kcymaerxthaereal times, the king who ruled this place – and many other lands besides – had gathered a menagerie of grwost gettak, the so-called invisible creatures: frogs, xthaedransg, and quite a few others. At first, they seemed easy to keep in their cages, but eventually the king realized his castle was getting overrun. Gnel Wrangor, still called by most the Boy from Sea, and legendary for the structures he created, heard of this and offered to make a home for them.Wrangor studied the creatures for many seasons. Ultimately, he discovered the frogs, for example, were really more of an almost-frog (unknown in this rezhn) that could jump forward, backward, and especially jefret (sideways) in Time with every hop—even entering other dimensions as well. And their every muscle gave as taut a sound as any guitar. So instead of a cage, Wrangor built the almost-frogs a special concert hall visible only in the spring. And so with each creature: instead of cages, homes all across the land for each organism’s best self. Finally, it seemed it was only Gnel Wrangor who was confined, because the king refused him leave until the vast effort was utterly complete. Stranger still Gnel was, for a while, quite content, even eager, to disappear into these works.

DISPUTED LIKENESS TILES

These tiles were made from drawings done by the kids of the Kruonio gimnazija and then fired in the kiln by their remarkable ceramics teacher.

Related Stories

The Boy from the Sea