Friday, 12 December 2008

More Soviet era statues

After my previous post of Socialist Realism and the statue park in Budapest, here are a couple more communist era statues.

Marx and Engels, in the Alexanderplatz in Berlin. In the background stands the partially-demolished Palast der Republik, the former parliament building of the DDR which also housed restaurants and a bowling alley. It stands on the site of the Stadtschoss, the Prussian-era royal palace in Berlin, which was badly damaged during the war and what was left was pulled down after the war. There are now plans to rebuild the palace at the same location.

Lenin, in October Square in Moscow. Apparently this is the last remaining public statue of Lenin in the Russian capital.

There is also a statue park in Moscow with various Soviet era works. I'll post some pictures of that in due course.

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