Junkyard Lenin

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The statue is now in Estonian History museum back yard (in Maarjamäe castle) waiting to be placed to planned monument park.

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J. Waters on March 15, 2008

Probably the last statue of Lenin left in Estonia. It stood in the junkyard for many years, looking over the cast-offs of Capitalism. It was sold or melted down last year.

magic surf bus on April 15, 2008

Excellent shot - I love the juxtaposition of Vladimir Ilyich somehow maintaining his dignity as the detritus of bourgeois capitalist consumerism rises inexorably up to his waist.

If I'd taken this shot I'd be entering it for every travel photo competition I could find.

This definitely gets a Red star, sorry - Yellow star ;-)

J. Waters on April 15, 2008

Thanks! I always loved this shot myself, but wasn't sure if it would generate the same feeling in others. I think it's extremely poignant, and may just take your advice. :)

magic surf bus on April 15, 2008

Go for it JW - the phrase "scrapheap of history" springs readily to mind. I think it's a potential winner.

J. Waters on April 16, 2008

Sounds good! :)

OPAPAYA on May 9, 2009

Klasse Bild! Schöne Grüsse aus Mannheim

H.F.Haake on January 15, 2010

"...this is the end my only friend..." ;-) Perfect scene, great picture ! Y* Greetings from Germany

Clark Wu on February 24, 2010

WOW,he was a leader,but now he's being sold.

magic surf bus on February 24, 2010

Zhou: A warning to all leaders I think ;-)

Teresa Jankowska on June 16, 2010

wonderful view!!!

Chilse D. Wolfsburg on November 7, 2011

Friday 11.11.11 is a spectacular date Best wishes from Christiane

Beatriz Abella Villa… on November 10, 2012

Para reflexionar un ratito

raina.lillepold on October 9, 2013

I'm a Master student in Estonian Academy of Arts and doing a research of old soviet monuments. I would like to know when and where did you make this photo (what I gather, the place is in Tartu, Tähe St 108?). The statue itself is now in Estonian History museum back yard (in Maarjamäe castle) waiting to be placed to planned monument park. Also, could I use this photo (naming the author) in my study?

J. Waters on October 9, 2013

The photo was taken in early June of 2005. I have other photos of the statue also. If you have an e-mail address, post it and then I will delete it, and send you the other photos.

Fata Morgana on September 10, 2015

Trovo che sia scandaloso!

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