Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Taras Shevchenko

Today expedition led us to this massive statue in honor of poet and author Taras Shevchenko.  He is considered the father of Ukrainian literature and a huge national hero.  The statue is so striking that it makes me wonder why we don't honor American authors this way.  How about a huge marble statue of Mark Twain?  I've been to Mark Twain's home in Hannibal, MO and I think a large Mark Twain monument would be a nice addition.

Taras is also on the 100 Ukrainian Hryvnia bill.  I'll be doing a post on all the Hryvnia bills in a little bit.

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