Freedom Monument fantasies

  • 1999-02-18
  • Katya Cengel
What do the guards at the Freedom Monument think about while standing stone still for two hours everyday?Andrejs Pilscikovs, who just got off his second one-hour shift, can't remember. After some thought he answers, "For the last hour I was just eager to get off."And who can blame him? Standing guard in front of the monument, while the snow piles on one's shoulders, is not the most coveted job in the world. Even though it is only 4 p.m., and the statue is guarded from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in winter, there will be no more guards today. It is -10 degrees Celsius, and when the temperature is belo...
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