More than two years ago I wrote a post about Romania’s “national poet”, Mihai Eminescu. Here he is again, imortalized by this bust part of the Writer’s Rotunda in Cişmigiu Park.
For today we have two more shots of the statue of the king, this time taken at night.
When talking about Revolution Square back in May, I mentioned that prior to 1948 the square also hosted an equestrian statue of King Carol I of Romania. The statue was created in 1939 by the sculptor Ivan Meštrović and destroyed by the communists when they took power in 1948. In 2005 the City Hall decided to recreate the statue and sculptor Florin Codre was assigned to do the work. As of December 6th the king is officially back, mounted on his horse on his old spot in front of the Central University Library.
The monument in today’s photo is dedicated to the Romanian airmen. Its official name is “The Monument of the Heroes of the Air” (Monumentul Eroilor Aerului in Romanian) but it is more commonly known by the people of Bucharest as “The Statue of the Aviators” (Statuia Aviatorilor in Romanian). It lies in the Aviators’ Square, on Aviators’ Boulevard (go figure 🙂 ) and it was built between the years 1930 to 1935 by sculptors Lidia Kotzebue and Iosif Fekete.