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I Am Skooter
So here's us, on the raggedy edge.
Been down a thousand highways and they're all the same / Another empty place where I can hide my shame
— Steve Earle, Shadowland
May 8, 2005
Vladmir Lenin

Nestled into a corner next to a Taco del Mar in Seattle’s Fremont neighbourhood stands this enormous statue of Vladmir Lenin. The statue was originally erected in Poprad, Czechoslovakia but was purchased by a Seattle resident teaching there at the time.

The statue weighs 7 tonnes, and the word enormous doesn’t truly do it justice.

Art or politics? I think a little of both, personally, particularly given the neighbourhood it’s located in.

Even if you disagree and (as some do) resent the politics of the statue, it’s an impressive piece of artwork.

Posted by skooter at 1:29 PM This entry is filed under Politics.

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