Prodigal spending, political disputes and divisive revolutionaries have made these historical markers stand out for more than their physical enormity.
Admittedly, I have a 'thing' for statues. Their powerful to redefine place and to mold communal identity is powerful. Some of these attempts to both redefine place and mold a communal identity can spark controversies as the narrative that the monument embodies can be perceived as marginalizing alternative narratives or groups.
Via Seth Dixon