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    Default Famous Strange Statues and Fountains discussion

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    Famous Strange Statues and Fountains

    There are quite a few blogs out there with lists of statues that seem strange to the authors of those blogs. I began a project to locate as many of them as I can. Thus far I've found quite a few. Most are visible, though some are in shadows or under trees or the image is too old. Also note that three or so of the statues are in other places in their own posts, but I wanted a proper complete list of statues I'd found in these blog posts.



    Some statues include:



    Europe:

    Kafka monument, Prague

    Tower Babies, Prague

    Urinating Statues, Prague,

    Policeman Being Tripped, Brussels

    Faceless Seawall Babies, Belgium

    Big Thumb, Paris

    Tugendbrunnen, Nuremberg

    Houseball, Berlin (it reminds people of Katamari Damacy)

    Parking on a Building Side, Netherlands

    'Iron Lady', Netherlands

    Faucet, Netherlands

    Gold Ladies, Netherlands

    Cube Head, Spain (I know it has a name, but I can't find it)

    Magic Faucet, Aqualand

    River Statue, Cordova

    Hands, Como Italy

    Melting Cow, Hungary

    Headington Shark

    Minotaur and Hare, Cheltenham

    Twisted Revolver, Malmo - Sweden



    Americas:

    Walking to the Sky, Pittsburgh Pennsylvania

    Cloud Gate (aka The Bean), Chicago Illinois

    Massive Fork, Springfield Missouri

    Massive Chair, Los Angeles, California

    Metalmorphosis, Charlotte, North Carolina

    Jolly Green Giant, Blue Earth Minnesota

    The Awakening, Washington DC

    Bread Line, Washington DC

    Girl in a Wet Suit, Vancouver

    Mano (hand) in Uruguay



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    Since I uploaded the file I've edited several of the placemarks to properly reflect the name of the statue and artist as soon as I figured it out. Some of the works get a bit more information, if it's interesting.

    I've also added several statues since the file first went live. There's still more out there, but they'll come in time. I try to keep the main page udated with most of the statues that are placemarked.

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    Here's one you can add.
    It's in Liverpool and has it's own website.
    www.superlambbanana.com
    It's position is 53Deg 24' 39.38''N 2deg 59'17.16W
    It' worth a look although there's not much to see on Google earth, there are Panoramio photo's loaded on there.

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    Very nice Munden. Five from me.


    Regards, Felippo

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    Yep, you got a 5 from me too. Spectacular file!
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    Plus, as a bonus...a lot of the American ones are on StreetView.

    WOAH: I didn't read properly...you ALREADY have them on StreetView. Dayum!!
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    Eeeks..the Peeing Statues in Czech Republic are sooo disturbing...especially that video..
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    wow, thanks folks!

    I've updated the file to include the Super Lamb Banana. My focus is more on ones people have in the blogs, but maybe the blogs just haven't branched out enough.

    heh, Spider. Those statues in Prague are a bit odd. I went looking for video because it seemed like something people would make up just for a laugh. There are quite a few videos of them, though, yeah. I've looked for a video of the artists's sculpture in North Carolina, but haven't found one yet. I suspect I'll have to look up strange terms like 'silver head fountain' or something along those lines. I doubt most folks know the proper name.

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    I think I've made some minor updates in the meantime, but primarily I was able to track down the bathing woman in Santa Fe to the Hahn Ross Gallery thanks to Roxanne Swentzell, another artist in the area. In fact you CAN just see her head or feet in Street View, depending on the angle you choose. I set the one in the placemark to show her head.

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    I have added yet more statues to the list:

    Gud Fader, Stockholm (water arch)
    "Tree Rock", Ponta Grossa, Brazil (the title is one I made up)
    Fluegelauto (Winged Car), Cologne, Germany
    "Ear Statue", Cologne, Germany
    Paparazzi Statue, Bratislava
    The Man Who Measures the Clouds, including FOUR installations of this around the world.

    I updated a few entries with proper titles and artists such as 'La Mano' in Uruguay.

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    About the twisted revolver. You have found 2 so far but there are around 20 around the world.

    I found the one in Berlin

    Here is a site about the twisted revolver:
    http://assistedthinking.wordpress.co...gun-worldwide/
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    Thanks for pointing out that page and the one in Berlin. I actually only have one of the "Non-Violence" statues marked, the one in Malmo. Having done "The Man Who Measures the Clouds" I was thinking about finding the other revolvers too, so that page will definitely big a big help.

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    Here is even more for you.

    Site with odd sculptures, I don't know if you have that:
    http://haha.nu/funny/strange-statues...d-the-world%22

    Here is one of mine you may use too:
    http://www.gearthhacks.com/dlfile292...Copenhagen.htm

    Finally the hand and face in Stockholm canal.
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    I do have the 'haha' site marked already, but thanks.

    Also, thanks for the finger/face sculpture in Sweden. I was looking in that area between the bridges, but thought those two bits of white were rowboats or something else.

    I don't know if they're still there or not. I've found pictures of the face part in Paris, so that I know the title and artist. Now I have another place to put them.

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    Actually, as I look at the shot for Mobile Water Venus (the face in the water) I can't match that location up with the buildings in the image. I'll have to look into it more to be sure that's the spot.

    EDIT: actually, nevermind. After some more rotating and searching I think I see where the photograph was taken.

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