Friday, January 20, 2006

Should it stay or should it go?

Earlier this week, the controversial statue "Partisans" was removed from its spot on the Boston Common, where it has stood since 1982. The sculpture, by Andrew Pitynski, represents Polish freedom fighters who struggled against the Nazis during WWII, and the gaunt soldiers on horseback were disliked by many. I never cared much for the statue, which I referred to as "Freaky Horsemen", as in, "Hey, let's meet up by the statue of the freaky horsemen," but now that it's gone, I miss it. It was a useful landmark: "Let's meet up by the statue of that famous revolutionary war figure" just causes too much confusion in this city. Next thing you know, they'll remove Fiedler's head.

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