Slavin Memorial, Bratislava
I mean the soldier crushing the swastika... I took this picture using the poor zoom lens of my expensive camera, and my more expensive arms but all I can see is a sort of flag up there. The good news, then, is that I have to go back to Bratislava a check this. I want to see the swastika crushed!!!!
The building in first plane is the "Paluday Palace", the seat of Consulare Section of Ministry of Foreign Affairs. And if you dissagree with this piece of information go and tell that to Sylvia... and check the calendar and your wrist watch. You will be one of the luckies that know when you will die. (-;
By the way, the slovaks have 8 days in the week. Paluday is between Saturday and Sunday. (-;
Favorite thing: Sylvia (skipka) just told me the name of the monument you see almost coverd by the tram power lines. On the top of that hill there is a cemetery dedicated to soviet soldiers that died in taking Bratislava during WWII. The tower, I guess, is 40-45 mts high and the people travelling wiht me said that on the top of it there is a statue depicting a soviet soldier destroying a swastika. It is not that simple, though. Fascism keeps too many symbols alive nowadays. Look around...
Favorite thing: As far as Soviet monuments go this is quite pleasant, perhaps due to its location on a grassy plane high above the city. Well worth the climb, Slav?n features a cemetery filled with the graves of fallen soldiers (some of which are still adorned with fascinating photographs of Mother Russia's fighting young men), a 37m high column crowned with a soldier crushing a swastika, and a gaggle of young Slovaks paying respect by grinding on the monument with their skateboards. Unveiled in 1960, this is one reminder of the socialist past destined to be around for a while.