King Carol I Monument

King Carol I Monument, public art, Bucharest

Public Art : King Carol I Monument

Also Known As: King Charles I Monument

Sculptor: © Ivan Mestrovic (1883-1962) . Florin Codre created copy

Description:

Date Unveiled: The original statue of King Carol I was inaugurated in 1939 but was later destroyed by the Soviets as part of a systematic erazing of the nation's memory, following the rise of a communist regime .

Location:

Things you may not know about the King Carol I Monument: In 1948 the Communists melted the original statue to make a Lenin statue.

Controversy:

Acknowledgements: Thank you to Simon Akkerman and Doreena Nita for kindly providing the photos.

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