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Frank Fremerey

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[Series] Beethoven returns...
« on: July 05, 2022, 11:42:38 »
After half a year of renovation the Beethoven Statue returns to its place in the center of Bonn City
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Re: [Series] Beethoven returns...
« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2022, 11:46:11 »
Now that the Postament is situated someone has to climb in to fasten the screws and the mayor of Bonn has to hold a speech ...
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« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2022, 11:48:14 »
After the official act, The statue is taken over and up from the transporter
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« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2022, 11:51:35 »
And if you ask what the rectangular hole is for: There will be some reproductions of historical documents put into a kind of drawer. There used to be original documents in that place (supposedly) ... but they disappeared the one or the other way ... noone can be really sure that they were put the in the first place. The story is told here (in German): https://www.buergerfuerbeethoven.de/start/Archiv/Textarchiv/news/Wenn-das-Bonner-Beethoven-Denkmal-im-Sommer-2022__9395.html?xz=0&cc=1&sd=1&ci=9395
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« Reply #4 on: July 05, 2022, 11:56:19 »
Frank, thank you for the pictorial report of this historical event.

It is interesting that the statue was placed "after" the mayor had given the speech.
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« Reply #5 on: July 05, 2022, 13:02:20 »
Sure, he's got a new hearing-aid as well ;D

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« Reply #6 on: July 05, 2022, 13:18:39 »
Sure, he's got a new hearing-aid as well ;D
Yes, but it would appear that his left arm still pains him, it remains in a sling...perhaps that's why he looks so grumpy  ;D ;D
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« Reply #7 on: July 05, 2022, 21:11:33 »
What a great series Frank.
And an interesting narrative to go with each set - thank you.

Its fascinating seeing photos of a statue being renovated, then put back in place.

I used to live in Bristol, UK which became famous during Black Lives Matter protests of 2020, when the statue of Colston (who made his money shipping slaves ) was torn down by protesters & thrown into the waters of harbour

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-52954305