Zagreb, Croatia -- But not all public statues in this square are by Ivan Meštrović. While no statue of Marshall Josip Broz Tito was apparent in his eponymous square, we did find our second St. George -- this one attacking a quite vividly imagined dragon whose bronze tongue is attempting to give the warrior a hot foot. This another baroque equestrian statue with raised sword by Anton Dominik Fernkorn who also did the statue of Ban Josip Jelačić Jelačić in nearby Jelačić square as well as the statues on the pillar in front of the Cathedral. Fernkorn eventually went mad, perhaps after trying to get his equestrian statues to balance on only 2 horse legs. Unlike the pensive bronze we found in old town, this St. George is a man of action with a clear mission.In 2008, protesters tried unsuccessfully to drop Tito's name from this place and call it simply "Theater Square." No luck but at least they seem to have the dragons under control in Zagreb.

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