Juri Gagarin auf dem Hausdach - Bonn, NRW, Germany
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member argus1972
N 50° 41.609 E 007° 09.650
32U E 370102 N 5617353
Quick Description: A bust of Yuri Gagarin stands on the roof of a private house at Beethovenallee 68.
Location: Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Date Posted: 6/9/2018 6:47:29 AM
Waymark Code: WMYF9P
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Torgut
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Long Description:
The bust shows the head of Gagarin. It is put up on the roof of a private home at Beethovenallee 68. The approximately one meter high bust is made of aluminium and is hollow.

Together with other busts of the heroes of the Soviet Union, the statue was stored in the park of the then Embassy of the Soviet Union in the early 1990s and was to be disposed of. The owner of the house knew the ambassador and could get the statue. He had it placed on the roof of his house in Beethovenallee 68. The transport took place with a Fiat 500.

The bust can be seen from the street, but not too many people recognize it. Even the owner's wife only noticed the bust weeks after its assembly.

Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin (9 March 1934 – 27 March 1968) was a Soviet pilot and cosmonaut. He was the first human in space.
On 12 April 1961, the Vostok 3KA-3 (Vostok 1) spacecraft with Gagarin aboard was launched from Baikonur Cosmodrome. Gagarin thus became both the first human to travel into space, and the first to orbit the Earth.
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