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Wednesday, May 14, 2008

The Engineer of Human Souls

posted by on May 14 at 13:23 PM

Motherland-Kiev.jpg “Les nuages … les merveilleux nuages.”

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Charles, could you provide links with the photos that you post? Seems like this would be polite to the photographers, and would let curious people like me get more info about where they're taken, etc.

I know you're trying to be all arty and mysterious, but even angel toes must occasionally tap the dirt.

Posted by Uncle Vinny | May 14, 2008 1:41 PM

Looks like an Eastern Bloc Angel Moroni. Stuff that in your magic underwear.

Posted by Spoogie | May 14, 2008 1:43 PM

this post is essentially elitist - foreign language, possibly a philosophical literary quote, imagery that comments on teh text & vice-versa. You Africans think you're better than the hard working white folk of West Virginny. they are offended by your Zimbabwean elitism & intellectualism.

Posted by max solomon | May 14, 2008 1:48 PM

I love this! Where is it?

Posted by Michigan Matt (soon to be Balt-o-matt) | May 14, 2008 1:52 PM

So there's no possible correlation between the name of the image (Motherland-Kiev.jpg) and Charles Mudede's apparently favorite Natalie Merchant album?

Posted by Jeff Stevens | May 14, 2008 2:08 PM


Posted by chops | May 14, 2008 2:09 PM
Posted by Mother Motherland | May 14, 2008 2:13 PM

a little demystification:

the statue is called "Motherland" (as suggested by the image name), and is located at the Museum of the Great Patriotic War, in Kiev, Ukraine. The same image appears on the Wikipedia entry for the museum.

Posted by gcm | May 14, 2008 2:16 PM

nuage means cloud. In French. Yes, this is elitist. Baudelaire?

Posted by doink | May 14, 2008 2:16 PM

merchant? yes.
baudelaire? yes.
moore? yes.
Skvorecky, yes.

Posted by charles mudede | May 14, 2008 2:28 PM

Classic Mudede.

I hope you're working on an overpriced coffee table book of your Slog highlights, Chuck.

Posted by jackie treehorn | May 14, 2008 2:49 PM

I knew you were a Thurston Moore fan, Charles! Awesome!

Posted by Jeff Stevens | May 14, 2008 2:59 PM

Apparently, this statue faces Russia as a gentle reminder that they would prefer not to be invaded again, thank you very much. I like it. Has anyone seen the Wallace Monument in Stirling, Scotland? Same idea, but not quite so gladiatorial.

Posted by blank12357 | May 14, 2008 3:38 PM

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