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Helen Betts | all galleries >> Budapest Adventure >> Memento Park: Budapest's Communist-era Monuments > Soviet-Hungarian Friendship Memorial
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Soviet-Hungarian Friendship Memorial

Soviet-Hungarian Friendship Memorial

From the park guidebook: "The body positions of the two figures is very telling: the Hungarian worker is sincerely offering his friendship with both hands; the Soviet soldier, on the other hand, is holding himself back and coolly offering half a hand."

Nikon D700 ,Nikkor AF-S 24-70mm f/2.8G ED
1/200s f/11.0 at 42.0mm iso200 full exif

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J S Quesada21-Nov-2012 22:26
Looks great from this angle. Very nice tones and light. V
Mairéad20-Nov-2012 22:11
Super POV - a very powerful and telling image. V
Buba Jafarli19-Nov-2012 20:27
Haha, the Soviet soldier keeps his left hand free - to hit, if necessary! V.
John Reynolds19-Nov-2012 20:17
Great viewpoint. Yes, a rather forced friendship at that time I think!
Walter O. Koenig19-Nov-2012 16:20
Cool perspective, I like the patina on these statues. The pose of the Soviet Soldier speaks volumes. "V"
William Barletta19-Nov-2012 15:14
The soldier also keeps his fist clenched to strike when needed!
Zoltán Balogh19-Nov-2012 12:07
Great capture Helen! However, I'm glad the Russians are not staying in my country any more... V
John Hamers19-Nov-2012 11:54
Beautiful image !, great point of view !!V
gerrit19-Nov-2012 06:26
What a symbolic!
fotabug19-Nov-2012 02:23
Nice shot, love your POV
Stephanie19-Nov-2012 00:42
And your pov makes this a brilliant image Helen!!! Thanks for the info! BV+++
Graeme19-Nov-2012 00:09
Great perspective and details of these two statues, Helen.BV