Statues that are happy to see you

Let he who has never chuckled at a statue’s “happy angle” throw the first stone.

The rest of us can jump on over to this short gallery of similarly themed photos from Russia, most of which feature the president-erect of the Soviet Union, Vladimir Lenin.

Frankly it surprises me that the statue designers never considered the silliness of their creation when viewed from a specific angle. Or, perhaps they were simply being rebellious against the Soviet regime in their own special way. Nonetheless, such design flaws are the cause of constant amusement for the more prurient tourists who pass by. And yes, I sadly admit I’m one of the more juvenile-minded ones who will dangerously stand in the middle of the street for that perfect angle.