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CHAT: Peter I (jara: NATLANG: Scary Document)

From:Jan van Steenbergen <ijzeren_jan@...>
Date:Monday, April 7, 2003, 20:11
 --- Pavel Iosad skrzypszy:

> > Here in Zaandam, only three minutes frommy place, we > > have a huge statue of Peter I, who spent some time here and took > > home a lot of knowledge, vocabulary, and Dutch workers... > > How huge is it, by the way? :-) Most Dutch descriptions of Peter den > Store I've read portray him as gigantic. I wonder if this has been > reflected in the statue :-)
Hmm, a rough guess: 4-5 meters.
> But I don't think it's larger than the awful one we have here stuck in > the middle of Moskva river. :-(
No, ours is definitely not awful. It's quite nice actually (and the text on it is in Russian!) Jan ===== "Originality is the art of concealing your source." - Franklin P. Jones __________________________________________________ Yahoo! Plus For a better Internet experience


Pavel Iosad <edricson@...>