View Poll Results: How would you rate the Monument to the Heroes of the Restoration?

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    7 38.89%
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    3 16.67%
  • 3 = Average

    4 22.22%
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    1 5.56%
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Thread: Architectural Rating: Monumento a los Hroes de la Restauracin

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    Default Architectural Rating: Monumento a los Hroes de la Restauracin

    The Monumento a los Hroes de la Restauracin de la Repblica (Monument to the Heroes of the Restoration of the Republic) is located at the heart of Santiago de los Caballeros. The monument was built during the Era of Trujillo by the dictator himself in honor of himself. In fact, the monument was toppled by a statue of Trujillo which is probably the only statue of the dictator still standing on Dominican soil. Today the monument honors the hereos who faught in the War of Restauration which ended in 1865 with the restoration of the DR after about four years of Spanish rule.

    On a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 = impressive and 5 = horrible, how would you rate the Monument to the Heroes of the Restoration?







    -NALs

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    The period detail are a bit mix and needs to be cleam up and cleam up the architecture details.

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    Default Trujillo, the Builder

    Quote Originally Posted by NALs View Post
    .... The monument was built during the Era of Trujillo by the dictator himself in honor of himself.
    Questions From a Worker Who Reads

    Who built Thebes of the seven gates?
    In the books you will find the names of kings.
    Did the kings haul up the lumps of rock?
    And Babylon, many times demolished
    Who raised it up so many times? In what houses
    of gold-glittering Lima did the builders live?
    Where, the evening that the Wall of China was finished
    Did the masons go? Great Rome
    Is full of triumphal arches. Who erected them? Over whom
    Did the Caesars triumph? Had Byzantium, much praised in song
    Only palaces for its inhabitants? Even in fabled Atlantis
    The night the ocean engulfed it
    The drowning still bawled for their slaves.

    The young Alexander conquered India.
    Was he alone?
    Caesar beat the Gauls.
    Did he not have even a cook with him?

    Philip of Spain wept when his armada
    Went down. Was he the only one to weep?
    Frederick the Second won the Seven Year's War. Who
    Else won it?

    Every page a victory.
    Who cooked the feast for the victors?
    Every ten years a great man?
    Who paid the bill?

    So many reports.
    So many questions.

    Bertolt Brecht





    m'frog

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    I've always noticed that turn of phrase in the DR that taken literally evokes some comical images:

    Balaguer hizo esa carretera

    Hiplito construy esa escuela

    Ese trencito de Leonel...

    El sndico instal ese semforo


    But it works both ways:

    Balaguer mat a su esposo, Hiplito acab con el pas, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NALs View Post
    In fact, the monument was toppled by a statue of Trujillo which is probably the only statue of the dictator still standing on Dominican soil.
    -NALs
    Maestro, info is incorrect. I corresponded with Bernardo Vega (I'm sure you know who he is) a respected expert of the Dominican Republic who is a Senior Associate with the Center for Strategic & International Studies and writer of many books about the DR and relations with the US.

    His answer to the question about the statue at the top of the monument is: "It represents "peace" and was done by an Italian in the 1940's. The monument was called Monumento a la Paz de Trujilo. The statue of Trujillo was at ground level. Thus the joke whispered during the dictatorship was the monument meant Arriva la paz y abajo Trujillo".

    My original thread on this subject can be found here.
    http://www.dr1.com/forums/living/597...-enygma-3.html


    if you like I can supply you with the e-mail

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    Quote Originally Posted by mountainfrog View Post
    Questions From a Worker Who Reads

    Who built Thebes of the seven gates?
    In the books you will find the names of kings.
    Did the kings haul up the lumps of rock?
    And Babylon, many times demolished
    Who raised it up so many times? In what houses
    of gold-glittering Lima did the builders live?
    Where, the evening that the Wall of China was finished
    Did the masons go? Great Rome
    Is full of triumphal arches. Who erected them? Over whom
    Did the Caesars triumph? Had Byzantium, much praised in song
    Only palaces for its inhabitants? Even in fabled Atlantis
    The night the ocean engulfed it
    The drowning still bawled for their slaves.

    The young Alexander conquered India.
    Was he alone?
    Caesar beat the Gauls.
    Did he not have even a cook with him?

    Philip of Spain wept when his armada
    Went down. Was he the only one to weep?
    Frederick the Second won the Seven Year's War. Who
    Else won it?

    Every page a victory.
    Who cooked the feast for the victors?
    Every ten years a great man?
    Who paid the bill?

    So many reports.
    So many questions.

    Bertolt Brecht





    m'frog
    Oopps...the edifice crumples!!!!

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    Thank you Hidalgo for setting that straight.

    There are newspaper photos of the people hauling down the Trujillo image from a pedestal on the east side of the Monumento....near where Lupern is now...

    It is currently undergoing some refurbishing.

    I, for one, think is it impressive....and certainly a Santiago Landmark....


    HB

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    Quote Originally Posted by A.Hidalgo View Post
    Maestro, info is incorrect. I corresponded with Bernardo Vega (I'm sure you know who he is) a respected expert of the Dominican Republic who is a Senior Associate with the Center for Strategic & International Studies and writer of many books about the DR and relations with the US.

    His answer to the question about the statue at the top of the monument is: "It represents "peace" and was done by an Italian in the 1940's. The monument was called Monumento a la Paz de Trujilo. The statue of Trujillo was at ground level. Thus the joke whispered during the dictatorship was the monument meant Arriva la paz y abajo Trujillo".

    My original thread on this subject can be found here.
    http://www.dr1.com/forums/living/597...-enygma-3.html


    if you like I can supply you with the e-mail
    Yes, I know who Bernardo is.

    Perhaps I should've added the word "arguably".

    -NALs

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    Quote Originally Posted by NALs View Post
    Yes, I know who Bernardo is.

    Perhaps I should've added the word "arguably".

    -NALs
    Perhaps not. Read your statement again, or maybe the meaning of 'arguably.'

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