Weekly Photo Challenge: Monument


Weekly Photo Challenge: Monument

A monument to whatever. Not a real name of this “thing”  but I honestly have no clue what was it supposed to be about but it sure makes for a nice object to take pictures of. :-) (Bratislava, Slovakia, 2014)

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16 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Monument

  1. I especially love the leading line in the first photo. It would be interesting to find out what this monument is for. This may sound strange, but the first thing of thought of was a mushroom cloud from a nuclear weapon…

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    • You are absolutely right. Alhough I think it might’ve been an attempt at a lotus blossom. :-) But people will most likely make the connection to a nuclear explosion. That’s why I say a “monument to whatever” in my caption. I just think it was a communist architects trying to make a “monumental” fountain (yes, it looks like a water was supposed to be running in it) in a city’s empty space following the Soviet and Northern Korea exapmples and it just went wrong. (Just like it did in Soviet Union and North Korea…)

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  2. Too obviously a fountain/reflecting pool of some kind— a monument to the hopes and aspirations of humankind resolutely expressed in the malleable aspects of unyielding stainless steel, the foaming cascades of gently spouting water demonstrating the understated resilience of the glorious Communist systems … (aka pure gush: but someone had to come up with something like that in order to get the local Commissar onside and thereby make a buck. We do it all the time here in New Zealand—you’d be surprised at the hideons (hideous constructions) we get as ‘art’ (at taxpayer expense; it’s the same the whole world over and nothing changes).

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