Soviet II WW monument

After the second world war, the winning soviets wanted to put a memorial for the Soviet soldiers in Berlin. The monument composed of a giant Entrance between two massive constructions with the sickle and the hammer with two statues of a soldier and a praying woman. Then it opens on a big Statue showing a soldier. The most impressive are these two constructions, like a giant triangle with sharp edges in a red-brown colour.

After the second world war, the winning soviets wanted to put a memorial for the Soviet soldiers in Berlin. The monument composed of a giant Entrance between two massive constructions with the sickle and the hammer with two statues of a soldier and a praying woman. Then it opens on a big Statue showing a soldier. The most impressive are these two constructions, like a giant triangle with sharp edges in a red-brown colour.

The whole memorial is located in the Treptower Park, near of the Spree in the south-east part of the city. The main entrance is on Puschkinallee. Walk a little bit in this very calm park and suddenly it opens its great construction and arranged gardens (à la française). It’s very green and calm around the monument and that gives a strange impression to it. I made some Holga shots there in summer 2004, the sun was shining and the sky had a great blue colour. If you add the green of the park and the red-brown colour from the monument you have there a great photographic cocktail for lomographers :)

For the map:
==http://www.quid.fr/monde.html?mode=detail&iso=de&style=carte&zoom=2&id=50021&docid=1588==
In German:
http://www.goruma.de/architektur_20_21_jh/europa/sowjetisches_ehrenmal.htm
In English:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Treptower_Park

written by vicuna on 2008-04-27 in #world #locations

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