SJ8397 : Statue of Friedrich Engels outside Home

taken 24 days ago, near to Rusholme, Manchester, Great Britain

Statue of Friedrich Engels outside Home
Statue of Friedrich Engels outside Home
This statue of German-born philosopher, writer, and radical thinker Friedrich Engels was part of “Ceremony”, a project by the Turner prize-nominated artist Phil Collins which involved driving the Soviet-era statue from Ukraine and permanently installing it outside HOME LinkExternal link in Manchester as part of the Manchester International Festival in 2017, 100 years after the ideas from The Communist Manifesto, written by Engels and Karl Marx, changed the course of history by inspiring the Russian Revolution during the final phase of the First World War.

Engels, who was born in 1820 arrived in Manchester in 1842 where he lived for more than 20 years. While observing the slums of Manchester in close detail, Engels took notes of its horrors, notably child labour, the despoiled environment, and overworked and impoverished labourers. The horrific conditions he saw in the cradle of industrialism undoubtedly shaped his works.

Not everyone approves of the statue's presence outside HOME SJ8397 : HOME on First Street. For an insight into the controversy read Confidentials: Manchester LinkExternal link
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Date Taken
Saturday, 24 April, 2021   (more nearby)
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Tuesday, 27 April, 2021
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  City, Town centre  People, Events 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 837 974 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:28.4007N 2:14.8223W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 836 974
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Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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