Sculpture "Against the Wind"

Skulptūra „Prieš vėją“
Sculpture "Against the Wind" visitneringa.com

The Parnidis Dune

The bronze sculpture reflects the moods of one of the best-known existentialists of the 20th century, Jean-Paul Sartre, during his visit to Neringa. He arrived here in July 1965 with the writer Simone de Beauvoir. The moods were captured by a photographer Antanas Sutkus who was accompanying them. The figure of the wandering man struggling with the sand and wind of the dunes of Neringa, has become an inseparable, worldwide recognised part of Sartre's image. The argument, such as the philosopher’s words that perfectly describe the landscape of the Curonian Spit, “I feel like standing at the gate of Paradise” or “The clouds are under my feet for the first time ever”, has done much to induce the erection of the sculpture. The sculpture is standing on the Parnidis Dune.