Megalomania can be defined as "delusion about one's own power or importance (typically as a symptom of manic or paranoid disorder)". But as opposed to looking up the meaning in a dictionary, it is best to see in real life. Perhaps nowhere in the world, and no other leader, better personifies self-love than Turkmenistan's former president, Saparmurat Niyazov, and the surreal Turkmen capital of Ashgabat. Serving as president (and later president for life), Niyazov ruled the country from 1990 until his death in 2006, but did he ever leave his fingerprint on the country's landscape. Throughout the capital (and most other cities in the country), massive golden statues stand in honour of the self-proclaimed "Turkmenbashi"(leader of the Turkmen). From rotating statues guiding the sun across the sky to golden babies sitting atop an earth-shaking bull, one monument seems to out bizarre the next.