Homomonument

Homomonument

Monument in commemoration of persecution of homosexuals. The monument is made of 3 triangles of pink marble, one of them sticking out into the Keizersgracht canal.
The Homomonument is often the location for public gay/lesbian gatherings.
It is often used to lay flowers, often this is for people who died of Aids.

The text on the monument reads 'Naar vriendschap zulk een mateloos verlangen' ('To friendship such an endless desire'). This is a line from the poem 'Aan eenen jongen visscher' ('To a young fisherman') by the gay poet Jacob IsraŽl de Haan.

The monument has been created in such a way that you can walk and sit on it, and use it as a stage. This is intentional; the maker intended it to becomen a living monument, and that is what it always has been.


Web:
http://www.homomonument.nl

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Homomonument

Homomonument