Memorial to the 1956 Revolution, City Park

One of the more recent public monuments in Budapest, this memorial to those who fought for freedom during the ’56 revolution was created in 2006 to commemorate the 50th anniversary. One of the memorable acts of the beginning of the spontaneous revolt against the Stalinist government was the pulling down of a statue of Joseph Stalin. Wikimapia (first time I’ve seen that) has a helpful entry on the monument and the history behind it here.

There was, perhaps not surprisingly, a fair amount of discussion about the sculpture’s design at the time. But I quite like the abstract steel and wood sculpture that fades into, or rises out of, City Park, and I certainly like it more than the idea of a traditional heroic sculpture featuring figures.


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