And A Monument Was Erected

The Liberation Monument is a giant copper obelisk that rises and falls depending on the level of sunlight, and spurts flames out of the top during important festivals.

It is due to go on show in the village of Wageningen where the German capitulation was signed at the end of the Second World War 60 years ago.

In full sunlight, the erection reaches a height of ten metres, shrinking back to just six metres when the light dims.

Key word: erection

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  1. Dutchmarbel says:

    April 5th will be decided wether the monument will be placed or not 😉
    Here you can find an impression by the designer.

    Of course Wageningen allready has a war monument. And Amsterdam has had a national monument that might invoke similar connotations. That one misses out on the moving and the flaming top though 😉