[Tagging] How to recognize memorial from monument?

John Eldredge john at jfeldredge.com
Mon Jul 20 21:24:03 UTC 2015

You also have exceptions such as the Albert Memorial in London, England.

John F. Eldredge -- john at jfeldredge.com
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On July 20, 2015 4:12:44 PM Daniel Koć <daniel at koć.pl> wrote:

> Seems like this message got lost (in the moderation maybe), so I send it
> again:
> W dniu 12.07.2015 17:04, Martin Koppenhoefer napisał(a):
> > importance: memorials are smaller. The walk into criterion is often
> > useful but should not be seen too strict. E.g. this obelisk, weighting
> > 455 tons and with 32 m height, IMHO is a monument and not just a
> > memorial https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lateran_Obelisk
> > but it is completely massive and therefore not accessible in the
> > inside. Similarly this monument is not just a memorial:
> > https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Rushmore
> My intuition is that we need another rather clear and simple criterion:
> it's monument if it's high enough. All the examples on the Wiki are at
> least 15 m high and your ones are also the same.
> That would be quite straightforward to add to Wiki definition and the
> result would be much easier to recognize. It could be something like (**
> marks a planned addition):
> "A memorial object, especially large (one can go inside, walk on or
> through it) *or high enough (at least a dozen or so meters)* and made of
> stone, built to remember, show respect to a person or group of people or
> to commemorate an event."
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