Shaheed Minar (Language Martyrs Monument), Dhaka, Bangladesh

Shaheed Minar (Language Martyrs Monument), Dhaka, Bangladesh

The Shaheed Minar (Bengali: শহীদ মিনার Shohid Minar lit. “Martyr Monument”) commemorates those killed during the Bengali Language Movement demonstrations of 1952 in what was then East Pakistan. On 21 and 22 February 1952, students from Dhaka University,...
Monday’s Monument: Let There Be Peace, Singapore

Monday’s Monument: Let There Be Peace, Singapore

In 1999, at the age of 15, Alexandra Nechita was named a United Nations ambassador of peace and goodwill through art. She had been brought to the US from Romania at the age of two, had sold her first painting at a library book sale at nine and was known throughout the...
Monday’s Monument: World Peace Gate, Seoul, South Korea

Monday’s Monument: World Peace Gate, Seoul, South Korea

Built in 1988 for the XXIV Olympiad in Seoul, the World Peace Gate towers nearly 80 feet and features a colorful mural depicting the four spirits (a phoenix, a turtle, a tiger and a dragon) by Korean artist Baik Kum Nam. Beneath the gate is an eternal flame with an...