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:
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 04:12 PM.
Eeeks..the Peeing Statues in Czech Republic are sooo disturbing...especially that video..
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.
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.
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:
Here is even more for you.
Site with odd sculptures, I don't know if you have that:
Here is one of mine you may use too:
Finally the hand and face in Stockholm canal.
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.
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.