This monument is devoted to Stevan Sremac a famous Serbian writer and his friend Kalca, a character from his novel „Ivko’s feast’’. It was raised at the original spot of Zivko Mijalkovic’s home known as ’’gazda Ivko’’, a wealthy craftsman from Nis. Besides the fact that monument is the favourite photo spot for tourists, it also presents the tradition of people form Nis to live life to the fullest.
beginning of Kopitareva Street (Tinkers Alley/ Kazandzijskosokace)
The bronze sculpture depicting the writer, the hunter Kalca, and his loyal companion Capa, his dog, is the work of Ivan Felker, a sculptor from Belgrade.
In his novels’’Ivkova slava’’ and ’’Zona Zamfirova’’, Stevan Sremec described virtues, habits, passions and speech of the people from Nis. After these books had been published, written in authentic dialect, Sremac established a new trend in Serbia – writting in the colloquial language.