Sunday, March 05, 2006

Proletarier aller Länder, vereinigt euch!
Working men of all countries, unite!

Today we paid a visit to Karl-Marx-Stadt, better known as Chemnitz these days. The goal of the trip was to see the Cranach exhibition in the art museum there, and an added bonus of the outing was seeing this huge sculpture. I hate to be so critical, but it's an incredibly ugly city, with the exception of this giant Karl Marx head, which some might say is also kind of horrible. For me, it was a treat, because I find these remnants of the GDR and socialism sort of special amidst places like McDonald's and shopping centers and the stuff you find all over the world nowadays. It's really big, unfortunately you don't really get the magnitude of this sculpture in photographs.

Karl and I in front of a shining example of socialist architecture.


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