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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"[1] 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. :Peter [1] 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!