Mourning Black Birch Tree monument
The monument itself is very unusual, and unique – black birch, mournfully bowed its branches. It seems that the young tree suddenly froze, so realistic it is. The black birch stands out against the green trees … According to those who saw this realistic metal copy of birch tree, even its leaves and twigs tremble in the wind. In fact, it is a monument to countrymen killed in the military and service duties in peacetime. The birch forged from metal. This colossal work performed a talented local blacksmith Igor Savelyev. Each leaf, twig or earrings are striking in their naturalness. The monument is very soulful … And it is clear that not only made with great skill, but also with a large broad mind. Frozen birch has become another landmark of the town of Olkhovka of Volgograd region. The hyper realistic monument was erected on September 6, 2013. Photographer Vera Shevchenko.