Zurich Main Station : Alfred Escher memorial
Alfred Escher (1819 - 1882) was a Swiss politician, business leader and railways pioneer. The Alfred Escher memorial was originally facing the railway passengers coming out of the station, welcoming them. The influent people of the Bahnhofstrasse didn't appreciate to look at the back of the statue and requested the cantonal parliament to turn it around (KR-Nr. 156/1999). This is the reason why the little boy below reaches laurels to an Escher that now turns his back on him.