Alexander riding his beloved Bucephalus is endlessly reproduced in stone, marble or bronze, so it is not surprising to see another one surfacing.
[Picture from glypto.wordpress.com]
This time we are going to
Athens with an
equestrian statue created back in 1992 by Yiannis Pappas, who through the Greek
Ministry of Culture donated his work to the .
Since then the statue has not moved and is still standing in the artist’s yard. Municipality of Athens
Red tape or not, it finally occurred to the people in charge that this is a case of neglect and hopes run high that Alexander may make it to downtown Athens although it doesn’t seem too clear where this will be. Unfortunately Yiannis Pappas died a few years ago, aged 92, without seeing his beloved bronze on the spot it deserves.
Where is the ideal and an honorable place for Alexander in modern
a city he loved so much? Athens