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Some more peace monuments

A few posts ago, I mentioned the peace arch. Today, I found a very interesting site which featured 12 “peace monuments”, including the Arch. The site had already, apparently, done a page on “incredible monuments dedicated to war” , and on the newer page asks readers to compare the monuments to peace with the monuments to war.

The peace monuments are very interesting architecturally, including for instance, a Peace Pagoda in London. However, several of them are still very closely linked to war, such as the Friedens Engel (Peace Angel) in Munich, which was “…built in 1896-99 to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Treaty of Versailles (1871) that ended the Franco-German war of 1870-71”; or the Peace Monument in Washington D.C., whch was “…built to commemorate the naval death during the American Civil War”–and which stands on the grounds of the U.S. Capitol.

My two favorites, as you might guess, are the Wall for Peace in Paris and the Peace Tower of St. Petersburg, both of which were the work of “artist Clara Halter and architect Jean-Michel Wilmotte”

I’m thinking that traveling around to see these monuments, and others like them, might be an interesting kind of tourism!.

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October 19, 2008 - Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , ,

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