Riding local, riding abroad. Doesn't matter. "One less car" bike commuting and "Bikes Belong" advocacy, plus "I ride solo" bicycle travel. Racing is fun, but there are so many equally great reasons to ride.
Hawkes Bay NZ Water trail
Sunday, June 16, 2013
Grateful liberated people give thanks to the Red Army
Apparently 20,000 Russians died in the final siege on Berlin, so at one point this was a heartfelt sentiment.
All war memorials are sad and ambiguous places. That's the way they should be.
It seems that war never ends, just changes locations and combatants.
This is a memorial as much to a political ideology that failed as it is to the long dead soldiers who died in the slaughter that was WW2.