Once upon a time there was a very powerful man in a very powerful country. His name was Vladimir and he did lots of things in his life...including creating this thing called the Soviet Communist Party, leading some revolution in the autumn of 1917, and giving a new name to his country... I think it was something like U.S.S.R.??
Anyway, he was indeed powerful.
And when he was alive and in power, they erected a very fine statue in his honor...
However, when that iron curtain that he helped to create was torn down, so was his statue.
And guess where that statue was laid to rest?
In the USSR? Nope!
In a tiny country village in the middle of Jutland called "Lund". We were driving to a friend's house the other night when we turned a corner and there he was... Vladimir Lenin in all his glory. I made Mads turn around so I could take his picture!
This huge statue of Lenin was auctioned off right after the Berlin Wall came down and was bought by a Dane named Mads Eg Damgaard. I thought the fact that the statue is displayed lying down was a great reminder of what our world went through in the 20th century......