Famous Strange Statues and Fountains discussion
This is a discussion thread for the following file:
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:
Kafka monument, Prague
Tower Babies, Prague
Urinating Statues, Prague,
Policeman Being Tripped, Brussels
Faceless Seawall Babies, Belgium
Big Thumb, Paris
Houseball, Berlin (it reminds people of Katamari Damacy)
Parking on a Building Side, Netherlands
'Iron Lady', 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
Minotaur and Hare, Cheltenham
Twisted Revolver, Malmo - Sweden
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
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.
Here's one you can add.
It's in Liverpool and has it's own website.
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.
Very nice Munden. Five from me.
Yep, you got a 5 from me too. Spectacular file!
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!!
Last edited by SpiderX22; 06-18-2008 at 03:12 PM.
I have updated some of the placemarks in Prague for the new imagery. I didn't quite have the "Parable with Skull" and peeing statues in front of the Kafka Museum positioned quite correctly.
I noticed many of the images in the placemarks had become broken links and fixed them, while also increasing the size within the placemark window. Most folks run at higher resolutions these days, and I think I was overly cautious before.