Spazzacamini – Röthlisberger

Another in my series of Röthlisberger statues from Zürichberg.

As I noted earlier, I am captivated by the set of Röthlisberger bronze statues on Zürichberg, each with an explanatory note – often of historical interest. In this case, a sad reference to the 19th-century Ticino practice of selling children to work as slaves in Italy – as chimneysweeps.


Author: dfkotz

David Kotz is an outdoor enthusiast, traveller, husband, and father of three. He is also a Professor of Computer Science at Dartmouth College.

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