Saturday, November 24, 2012

Konrad Adenauer

Konrad Adenauer statue by Helga Tiemann, Adenauerplatz, Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf, Berlin
Konrad Adenauer statue by Helga Tiemann, Adenauerplatz
Berlin, September 2011

“Konrad Hermann Joseph Adenauer was a German statesman. As the first Chancellor of Germany (West Germany) from 1949 to 1963, he led his country from the ruins of World War II to a powerful and prosperous nation that forged close relations with old enemies France and the United States. In his years in power Germany achieved prosperity, democracy, stability and respect. He was the first leader of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU), a coalition of Catholics and Protestants that under his leadership became and has since remained the most dominant in the country.”
(Konrad Adenauer, Wikipedia)


黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

Wonderful portraiture of a great man!

Andy said...

The artist with his sculpture has captured the realism of someone walking down the street. Konrad Adenauer was Chancellor in difficult times.

cieldequimper said...

Also one of the founders of Europe...