Monday, June 26, 2006

Unknown




I've always thought such statue of workers was from the communist era. Whilst checking for more info, I came across a thread in town's online forum, where the facts prooved that it was not built for the soviet bloc and in fact no one knows the true meaning behind these statues....???

Interesting :- In Budapest all memorial of the communist culture have been removed and placed at a one of its kind theme park, name Statue Park . Its worth a visit

15 comments:

Zebigleb said...

Bonjour !
I am very fond of these statues coming from another period of the country.
Everywhere, we can find out some of them. I went in cuba last summer and it's realy surréalist to see...
Have a nice day

maiylah said...

awesome shots, Kris!!
yeah, they do look like from the communist era, but am no expert! ;p

Edwin Sumun said...

wonderful shot. I prefer the one in colour. The silhouette of the statues provoke in me a very 'Pride' feeling. I guess provoked by the Gay Pride Parade shot at the NYC DP.

...at first I was afraid....I will survive...

Kris said...

edwin : i was feeling the same when i saw the two shots (but not in real life though (?)) ...Dont worry, you'll survive !

maiylah : yeah, i'm determined but i was wrong :p

Zeb : Bonjour! hmmm..if it's in cuba ,too..then it must be for the communist. Answer anyone?!!

Thank you all for stopping by :)

Kala said...

gerat silouette! the shape and form looked so much like humans I thought this was a play or performance of some type

Mark said...

Super photo it really made me think, nice one.
Communist culture turned into a theme park, who would have believed it!

Lisi said...

mmm...I think I like the big one ;-) and of course I love the big collage yesterday

bob said...

Very impressive.

Annie said...

Perhaps it's a memorial to all those who have overcome some adversity. Hand raised in pride, expressing power and accomplishment.

I like the picture and the question about the meaning of this statue.

Best wishes, Kris.

chris.h. said...

great shots...and I love you "100 posts" collage.(how do you do it?)

Persa said...

Nice shot. Liked the blurry effect towards the edges of the picture.

Natalie said...

Very nice shots! The old communist statues can be fun. I have a picture of myself sitting in Marx's lap in this statue in Berlin: http://www.aidan.co.uk/photo2404.htm

Obviously that is not my picture...mine is from before the digital era. =)

Kris said...

annie : i like your thinking ;)

mark : if ever you go to Bp. make sure pay the park a visit.

chris : see your email for explanation

persa : ha you noticed!


Natalie : hehe i dont see you there!!

Thank you all for stopping by :)

Seesaw said...

This is wonderful photo. And btw it is good to see one did not destroy all these statues...

Ovelikios said...

I somehow like all these soviet-era/socialist realism artworks. Call me a masochist if you like :-)

But, I definitely don´t like the government system it created it.

Anyway, beautiful photos, cris, nice to see that a blog gives you a ride to another, wondeful place.

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