Tuesday, September 25, 2012
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.