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A dear friend sent me a power point presentation with over 30 interesting statues in public places all over the world. I found out a great deal – and I thought I’d pass this facts along. Yes, there are some interesting info!
There are 36 great statues and a public building. See them all and afterward tell me which ones did you saw;) – and which did you like from this presentation:).
The Magic Tap
Magic tap, which appears to float in the sky with an endless supply of water. In actuality, there is a pipe hidden in the stream of water. Location: Aqualand, Cadiz.
The Oarsman. Location: Knoxville, Tennessee
The Thumb. Location: Paris
Melting cow. Location: Budapest, Hungary
A contemporary representation of Charles La Trobe in central Melbourne (This temporary installation was removed at the end of June 2006 and has been acquired by La Trobe University). Location: Melbourne.
The Hanging Rhino. Location: Potsdam
Man at work
This bronze statue is located in the pedestrian zone of Bratislava. Rub its nose, and you will have fortune. I am sure many people believe in that as have a look at the nose, it looks badly rubbed. Location: Bratislava.
Designed to create a dynamics between two streets, this sculpture beams with its presence in the space that was allocated to the artist. The lady is fearlessly counting her money in an area of Brussels that is famous for its pickpockets. Location: Brussels, Belgium.
Low down, a young rebel, the Vaartkapoen, reminiscent of a jack-in-the-box, topples over a policeman higher up, thus overthrowing his authority. Location: Brussels, Belgium.
Vigelands Parken. Location: Oslo, Norway
Eating a Biscuit together
Located in front of the Bukcheon Museum. Sculptor is Ku Bom Ju. Location: Seoul, Korea.
A true to life art work in front of the Ernst & Young building.Location: Los Angeles.
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah.
The Shark became the most famous resident of Headington when it landed in the roof of 2 New High Street (see map) on 9 August 1986.This ordinary home (built as a semi-detached house in about 1860 but now attached by a link to a second house to the north) suddenly became the centre of world attention, and the headless shark still excites interest today. Location: 2 New High Street, Headington, Oxford.
Location: San Antonio, TX.
Location: Manhattan, USA
Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Location: Minsk, Belarus
Knotted legs running.
Location: Kanazawa, Japan
Location: Amsterdam, Holland
Broken Chair memorial
Location: Dundee, Scotland
Location: Dundee, Scotland
Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Location: Como, Italy
Location: Minsk. Belarus
The Tall Banker
Location: Nice, France
World’s Largest Basket Building
Location: Newark Ohio
Mirrored man face
Location: Turin, Italy
Location: Punta del Este, Uruguay
Location: Berlin, Germany
Location: Athens, Greece
Location: Kansas City Public Library.
So, as I already mentioned the info and photos are from the presentation I received. I don’t know who made the presentation – but big thanks to that person. Also, if you know who owns the rights for the photos please tell me and I’ll insert credits :).
And now the final verdict: which ones of these statues and buildings in public spaces did you saw and which did you like from this presentation?