The Karl-Marx-Monument is a 7.1 m (with pedestal over 13 m) high and about forty tons of heavy plastic, which represents the head of Karl Marx stylized. It was created after a design by the soviet sculptor Lew Kerbel. It is the most famous landmark of the city of Chemnitz and is located in the city centre on the Brückenstraße near the intersection with the Straße der Nationen. This monument, after the 60 cm higher Lenin head in Ulan-Ude, is the second largest portrait bust in the world. On the wall behind the monument one sees the lettering "proletarians of all countries unite!" from the Communist Manifesto in the four languages German, English, French and Russian. This wall was designed by an artist collective.
Germany? Before the beginning there was Ginnungagap, an empty space of nothingness, filled with pure creative power. (Sort of like the inside of my head.)And it ends with Ragnarok, the twilight of the Gods. In between is much fighting, betrayal and romance. Just as a good Godly story should be.Heroes have their own graveyard called Valhalla. Unfortunately we cannot show you a panorama of it at this time, nor of the lovely Valkyries who are its escort service.Hail Odin, wandering God wielding wisdom and wand! Hail Freya, hail Tyr, hail Thor!Odin made the many lakes and the fish in them. In his traverses across the lands he caused there to be the Mulheim Bridge in Cologne, as did he make the Mercury fountain, Mercury being of his nature.But it is to the mighty Thor that the Hammering Man gives service.Between the time of the Nordic old ones and that of modern Frankfort there may have been a T.Rex or two on the scene. At least some mastodons for sure came through for lunch, then fell into tar pits to become fossils for us to find.And there we must leave you, O my most pure and holy children.Text by Steve Smith.