DAILY PHOTO: A Couple Communist Sculptures, Szoborpark

Taken in the Summer of 2002 at Szoborpark (Memento Park) on the outskirts of Budapest.

After the Cold War, the Hungarians gathered up a lot of the old Communist statues and a selection of them were put together in an open-air park called Szoborpark (Memento Park.)

DAILY PHOTO: Republic of Councils Monument, Budapest

Taken in the summer of 2002 near Budapest

On the southwestern outskirts of Budapest, there’s a park that collects many of the statues from the Communist era. These are statues that were in prominent locations during the Cold War, but were too historic to destroy. This, the Republic of Councils Monument, is one of the most impressive, and was at XIV. Dózsa György Utca (Felvonulási tér, near the City Park [Varosliget.]) 

At any rate, the Memento Park is where Communist art goes to be kitsch.