woensdag, april 05, 2006

Budapest Statue Park

Budapest is home (or graveyard) to an incredible collection of statutes from previously socialist countries. The park isn't finished - they ran out of money - but it's still worth seeing. It was designed not to glorify socialism, but rather as a reminder. It's an outdoor sculpture garden, but has the front facade of a building. This is intentional. It signifies the socialist past -- an exterior of something big, grand and substantial, with nothing behind it.

There are many photos after the link, so if you have a slow connection it will take awhile to download.

As you approach the park, you can see the hint of the statues waiting inside.

The arches in the front facade.

Looking at the back of the front facade.

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