Sunday, August 31, 2014

Outdoor Sculptures at War Memorial of Korea

In addition to the large exhibition hall and many outdoor war equipment exhibits, the War Memorial of Korea in Seoul has several poignant memorial sculptures. The two pictured above show the human side of war. The "Statue of Brothers" is probably its most famous one, depicting two brothers embracing on the battlefield - an older brother from the ROK and his younger brother who is fighting with the North Korean army. A powerful symbol of love, forgiveness and reconciliation, it expresses the hope of Koreans. The granite used in the domed shape portion was collected from various parts of Korea, symbolizing the nationwide sacrifices. 

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