KYRGYZSTAN TRAVEL DIARY – DAY 10 (BISHKEK – WANDERING AROUND THE CITY IX – SOVIET ICONOGRAPHY)

by Antonio Gil July. 09, 2017 2019 views
Lenin- always present in this part of the world

Lenin- always present in this part of the world

People's Friendship Monument – taken by Teresa

People's Friendship Monument – taken by Teresa

A beautiful Bishkek girl

A beautiful Bishkek girl

Historical museum

Historical museum

Soviet iconography

Soviet iconography

People's Friendship Monument (#2) is a monument in honor of the 100th anniversary of Kyrgyzstan's entry to Russia. The composition consists of 13 high relief figures symbolizing the unbreakable friendship of Kyrgyz and Russian people. In the center of the composition are two women - mothers: Russian and Kyrgyz. Their hands are held together in a handshake.

♫♫ Kyrgyzstan Traditional Music - Bishkek Opera Theater♫♫

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Berckmans Peter 2 years, 4 months ago

#1 is my fav. Lenin a constant you can not get around. Nice series Antonio.

2 years, 4 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Berckmans Peter 2 years, 4 months ago

Never seen so many in my life smiley Thanks Peter

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Ram Ya 2 years, 4 months ago

Beautiful series, Antonio. I especially like #4, your edit brings out so many details.

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Antonio Gil Replied to Ram Ya 2 years, 4 months ago

Thanks for noticing it Ram. smiley

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Jay Boggess 2 years, 4 months ago

What a treat to see this beautiful young woman in refreshing juxtaposition to all the Soviet political bureaucratic influences in the architecture & iconagraphy.......(grin)

Nice work, as always, Antonio & Teresa~

2 years, 4 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Jay Boggess 2 years, 4 months ago

That's why I post her picture among all those old reminders of the soviet occupation. Thanks Jay

2 years, 4 months ago Edited
Jay Boggess Replied to Antonio Gil 2 years, 4 months ago

Nice to see beauty & happiness overcoming strict dogma & political repression.........
Nice job!

2 years, 4 months ago Edited
Stephanie Hyde 2 years, 4 months ago

Nailed it!

2 years, 4 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Stephanie Hyde 2 years, 4 months ago

Thanks Stephanie smiley

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Becky Brannon 2 years, 4 months ago

#1 love the silhouette!

2 years, 4 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Becky Brannon 2 years, 4 months ago

Thanks dear Becky

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Francesc 2 years, 4 months ago

Great monument set....First one excellent

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Antonio Gil Replied to Francesc 2 years, 4 months ago

Never seen so much Lenins in my life smiley Thanks my friend

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- Kim - 2 years, 4 months ago

Beautiful!  I particularly like the silhouette Picture #1 and Picture #2.

2 years, 4 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to - Kim - 2 years, 4 months ago

#1 is my favorite too. Thanks Kim

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