Bratislava, Slovakia's capital, has many serious monuments (as all capitals do) and a few that are just plain fun, even if, like the one above, they are meant to evoke memories of a serious past, in this case, Napoleon's invasion, with one of his soldiers leaning on a bench in the city's central square.
And below, a presumably local soldier on guard today against Napoleon's return.
But not all the memories are military: This statue commemorates Schone Naci, who until his death in 1967, roamed the streets in top hat and tails, greeting the public and spreading cheer. Grandson of a famous clown, he mad a small living doing cleaning work and was fed by a number of local cafes.
And my ultimate Bratislava statue, which has appeared here before: the utility worker, on his break, watching the life of the city pass by.