AVIATORS STATUE

AIR HEROES MONUMENT IN BUCHAREST

Aviators monument in Bucharest is one of the city highlights and can be seen from Victory Square. It represents the flying man, mythological Icarus and it is the air heroes monument in Bucharest.

AVIATORS STATUE IN BUCHAREST

Aviators Monument Bucharest
By: Bucharest Travel
Photographed In: Bucharest, Romania
Date Uploaded:2016-03-26
Description: A monument dedicated to air heroes

WHO BUILT AVIATORS MONUMENT

But the aviators monument in Bucharest still has an interesting story. In 1927 a Russian artist, called Lydia Kotzebue who was a division commander on the Eastern front during World War I, together with another artist Iosif Feket won a contest for this monument. There were 20 ideas exposed at the Romanian Athenaeum and the public decided. Thus, the monument of the air heroes as it is also called, is 20 m high. Another such statue dedicated to war heroes can be seen in front of the MILITARY ACADEMY in Cotroceni Area.

MEMORIAL FOR AVIATORS

Statue of heroes of air in Romania
By: Bucharest Travel
Photographed In: Bucharest, Romania
Date Uploaded:2016-03-26
Description: Near Victory Square tourist can see a spectacular monument in the memory of the heroes who died in air battles

AIR HEROES MEMORIAL

On the stone basis is Icarus, the mythological hero, with his wings wide opened. The body of this statue had an inspiring source for the young Lydia. She took the model of the boxer Joe Louis who was in Bucharest in that moment while the face belongs to a well-known aviator found in an album of the Minister of Air of the time. There are also other figures on the monument, in a spiral, representing heroes of the air trying to get out of the ground. All statues are made of bronze. The most important one is 5 m high and 5 tons weight. On the back of the aviators monument in Bucharest there can be seen seals, decorations and even helmets or devices used by Romanian aviators. Their names are to be read on the other sides on 13 bronze boards.

ICARUS AND HIS FLIGHT IN BUCHAREST

Monument of air heroes in Bucharest
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Photographed In: Bucharest, Romania
Date Uploaded:2016-03-26
Description: Inspired from the myth of Icarus the aviators statue is near Village Museum

AROUND AVIATORS STATUE

179 heroes names of the air battles between 1912 and 1934 are carved on the Aviators Monument in Bucharest. This complex was built from 1930 to 1935 and was inaugurated by the king Carol II during a military ceremony just before World War II started. Since you love to travel in Bucharest, it will show you the way to THE ARCH OF TRIUMPH the HOUSE OF FREE PRESS or to Victory Square and Victory Avenue when you chose to visit Bucharest with BUCHAREST CITY TOUR.

AVIATORS MEMORIAL IN BUCHAREST

Aviators Memorial in Bucharest
By: Bucharest Travel
Photographed In: Bucharest, Romania
Date Uploaded:2016-03-26
Description: The STATUE OF AIR HEROES IN BUCHAREST monument is between Victory Square and House of Free Press

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