"Karl Marx and Me" Chemnitz Travelogue by Russell_the_Wombat

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Right in the city centre there is a giant bronze head placed on a stone cube. It is really really big and the wild hair and beard could do with some trimming.

The large building behind it has an inscription, also ginormous, that contains an invitation to some kind of international meeting in several languages - it says something about ,"Workers of all countries, unite!" We should try putting up something like that for the next big VT meeting!

I learned that the head is a portrait of Karl Marx and that this monument is a famous relic of the DDR. In those times the city had even been renamed Karl-Marx-Stadt, although Karl Marx had never been here.

The head is bigger than a wombat's but smaller than King Kong's!

I could not resist. Apologies for lack of respect...

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