Saturday 25 June 2011

Muddled Architecture

I've been in Poland this week to celebrate the wedding of my brother and new wife and had a bit of time to explore Poznań.

While looking around the city I came across an overbearing monument (left) that immediately reminded me of the Soviet war memorial at Treptower Park in Berlin (right). Confused why in contemporary Poland the era of communism would be commemorated, I took a closer look. I realised the monument near the railway station was in fact to mark the end of communism in the country. I'm still puzzled by the choice of a grotesque and eerie style of monument to remember those that died in the Polish uprisings against communism. After a little more thought it did occur to me that no communist would have chosen a religious symbol!

Monday 13 June 2011

Taizé Video

If you've never been to Taizé but have wondered what it's like there, here's an excellent video for you to watch...