Monday, January 10, 2005
Fast forward around nine years and here I am with good friends John VDP and Mik in front of a headless statue of Lenin in Pärnu, a delightful little town on the south west coast of Estonia.
Pärnu is otherwise known as the summer capital of Estonia, although the locals dubbed it the ‘Estonian Las Vegas’, which was a bit of an enigma sadly. Other highlights of Pärnu included the Red Tower (or Punane Torn) and a spot of mudbathing.
As you can see, we were not particularly interested in the simple process of taking a photo of us standing by the statue. We are more interested in imitating or emulating said statue, which, as I’ll explain in my next post, is pretty much the Stand By Your Statue mantra.