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Generally I can be found roaming somewhere in the world. I'm originally from Hungary, I grew up in Kuwait, I did my BA in the States, my MA in the UK, and now work in Hungary, but still return to Kuwait regularly :o)

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Kuwaiti statues

Statues are quite uncommon in Kuwait. Religion discourages (or even prohibits?) showing the human form in any way such as statues or paintings. The only portrait seen everywhere is that of the Emir (ruler) and crown prince, and there’s usually a tea pot or sometimes an oil well in the middle of a roundabout, and that’s pretty much it.
After the liberation a few statues sprung up, like the one below with freedom doves. Too bad it’s now full of grafitti.



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