Berlin monuments – intimations from the past

This quote from Lewis Carroll’s one trip away from home – to Berlin was in an article in The Economist – about cities and monuments

“Wherever there is room on the ground, put either
a circular group of busts on pedestals, in consultation, all looking inwards—or else the colossal figure of a man killing, about to kill,               or having killed (the present tense is preferred) a beast;
the more pricks the beast has, the better—
in fact a dragon is the correct thing, but if that is beyond the artist,
he may content himself with a lion or a pig.
The beast-killing principle has been carried out everywhere
with a relentless monotony, which makes some parts of Berlin
look like a fossil slaughter-house.”

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