Burkina Faso: Ouagadougou – Place de la Revolution

Every African capital has a monument of independence that is typically done in brutalist Soviet-style architecture and more often then not immortalizes the AK-47 machine gun as the choice weapon of struggle (I wonder if Kalashnikov should claim royalties). The Independence monument in Burkina stands on the largest square in the city – the Place de la Revolution. National symbols, stars, and the pictures of the union of workers, peasants, military and some other guy with a machete depict the revolutionary struggle for prosperity. For some reason, I started humming the Soviet Union national anthem while photographing all this.