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Oskars Kalpaks

Meirāni, Livonia, 1882 - Airīte, Saldus District, 1919
commander of 1st Latvian Independent Battalion
(Wikipedia)
Gļebs Panteļejevs
2006

Rīga /  Oskars Kalpaks   Rīga /  Oskars Kalpaks

Description

Modern sculpure of black granite and steel, with a portrait of Kalpaks.
The monument, named Against the Current, symbolically shows the point of a sword that splits the hostile current of invasion and occupation. The face on the monument is almost holographic and seems to follow you as you pass by. The appearance also depends on the sunlight (or lack of it)

Inscription(s)

pulkvedim
OSKARAM KALPAKAM
latvijas armijas pirmajam komandierim
ko varu vēl tev, tēvzeme,
par sirdi vairāk dot…
a. eglītis
Colonel
Oskars Kalpaks
first commander of the Latvian army
I can have you, motherland,
of the heart to give more ...
A. Eglītis

Annotation

The architect of the monument is Andris Veidemanis.

Rīga - Oskars Kalpaks

Sculptor

Sources & Information

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Locatie (N 56°57'18" - E 24°6'56")

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Item Code: lv049; Photograph: 10 July 2013
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