Sunday, May 8, 2011

A Sampling of Statuary

Bishkek is full of interesting, historic, and occasionally perplexing monuments, most of them dating from or commemorating the Soviet era. These are a couple of photos I've taken recently, and I hope you'll note the blue skies in them!

The impressively impassive guards of the national flag.

The statue to Erkindik (Freedom) overlooking Ala-Too Square.

A Personage in National Dress.

World War II Explosives Bearers.

 The Eternal Flame (eternally peppered with bottle-toting youths)

Welcoming Home the Heroes of the Front.

Another Personage. (Possibly Frunze, though I can't be sure.)

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