||Die Rundreise führt uns nach Fremont,
das sich angeblich selbst das ›Center of the Universe‹ nennt. An der 35th
steht diese Skulptur Lenins von Emil Vontov, »erected in Slovakia
in the very twilight of the Communist era (...). He was torn down by angry
counter revolutionaries in 1989. Issaquah native Lewis Carpenter found
Lenin lying face down in a puddle. Carpenter bought the statue (real cheap,
rumor has it) and brought it back to Seattle. Then, in 1994, Carpenter
passed away, leaving the statue to an uncertain fate. After briefly presiding
over the grass-roots capitalism of Fremont's Sunday Flea Market, Lenin
was taken out on his back when flooding caused serious erosion under the
pavement supporting his immense weight (the weight of history, no doubt).
Now Lenin has found a new home at the Little Village, a post-industrial
development located in a former garage on N. 35th Street, with a new concrete
pedestal firmly underfoot« (Quelle).