Wednesday, October 12, 2011

christopher peter the great

i don't have a closer photo of the statue of peter the great that graces downtown moscow... but maybe that's for the better, as it was voted the tenth ugliest building in the world by virtual tourist in 2008. urban legend has it that the statue, made by georgian designer zurab tsereteli, was originally of christopher columbus, but after being rejected by the americans, its head was replaced, and it was sold to russia as a nautical statue of peter the great. i liked the yuri gagarin statue much, much better.

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