The African Renaissance Monument in Senegal, larger that the Eiffel tower and the statue of liberty .. Things you don’t see in mainstream media. @KrystVegaNeteru
This is beautiful.
I think this picture better illustrates the size of that monument.
I never even knew this existed this makes me so happy to find out about it
It’s an incredible monument, but as to why it’s not as famous as the statue of liberty and the Eiffel tower is because it was built and completed just 4 years ago as opposed to the other two which were built more than a century ago, at a time when such constructions were incredibly difficult without modern technology.
It’s definitely awe inspiring though, despite the fact that it caused rioting throughout Senegal because the country is in economic crisis and the population was furious that 27 million (US$) was spent on a statue that was designed by a romanian architect and built by a north korean construction firm.
But hey, it’s big, even if the local population is disgusted with it’s creation, go ahead and use it to justify your anger at the media.