OT Ugly Moscow monuments was Re: NATLANG: Scary Document
|From:||Peter Clark <peter-clark@...>|
|Date:||Monday, April 7, 2003, 20:19|
On Monday 07 April 2003 03:06 pm, Pavel Iosad wrote:
> 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 :-)
> But I don't think it's larger than the awful one we have here stuck in
> the middle of Moskva river. :-( Oh, that _is_ hideous. I've only been to Moscow once, but the horror of that
"monument" is seared in my memory. The city would be a lot better without
it. Upon returning to St. Petersburg, I was relieved that the monument had
not been built there--at least I wouldn't have to see it every day.
 When I first saw it, I couldn't help but wonder, "What were they
thinking?" Did the artist deliberately try to make it as ugly as humanly
possible as some sort of statement about Peter I?
Oh what a tangled web they weave who try a new word to conceive!