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    I just found out it is on tour. Two years ago it was there in Stockholm. Now it's in the Médicis fountain in Jardin du Luxemburg in Paris from May 20 - September 24. Face only.

    http://goeurope.about.com/od/travelp...bile-venus.htm

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    ah! The pool looked very small to have the finger too. That makes sense. The tours are neat to give other people a chance to see things, but it makes it hard to put in placemarks! That 'Man Hanging Out' is also touring around to a lot of places, making it impossible to know where I should put a placemark.

    Thanks for the links.

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    I've uploaded the additions I have so far. Eight copies of "Non-Violence", Water Mobile Venus (2), and the Merman and His Seven Sons.


    heh, I was thrown briefly when looking up information about the merman statue because there's also a very different statue of the subject in Århus. Thanks again for pointing that one out. I've not seen it on any blog, but it's a really interesting piece and I think people should know about it.

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    You are welcome.

    By the way, you have written wrong in the Merman spot. You write Agnete is not present, but she is. She is holding her hands to her face crying.

    So you see the Merman, Agnete and the 7 sons.

    I added the one from Aarhus standing next to the town hall. But in that you only see the Merman and Agnete.
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    Yeah, I'd found the other one, but just didn't put it into the list.

    About the underwater statues, though, if the mer-person you mentioned was her there would only be six sons. The texts I've read are that it's the Merman and seven sons as they wait for Agnete to return. (implying she's not there)

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    I've added a couple more statues I thought I'd mention. both in Germany.

    One is in Fulda and is titled "Papiermännchen".

    The other is a set of laughing statues known as "Das Wahlversprechen" in Harrislee. After finding the translation for the title as being "Election Promises" I can really relate to the humor!

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    Fixed the location of "Hashire!" aka "Knotted Legs" in Kanazawa, Japan
    Fixed the location of the Paparazzi statue.
    Added the Russian zodiac statue park
    Added "Man at Work" in Bratislava
    Added the Charles La Trobe statue in Melbourne

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    I need to note the updates before I forget all of them:

    Added "Bird" by Botero and fixed its position along with that of the Swimming Boys in Singapore.
    Added "Purse" in Melbourne
    Added "Windy Day" in Salt Lake City
    Added "Shaking Man" in San Francisco
    Added "The Illuminated Crowd" in Montreal
    Added "The Kiss" in Kharkov
    Added the anatomical sculpture at the University of Tübingen
    Added Optimistorkestern in Stockholm (steel marching band)
    Added Millesgården near Stockholm
    Added Cosmonaut Cow, Stockholm
    Added Heads and Hands, Turin Italy
    Added the Russian zodiac statue park

    Added several Armenian statues:
    Bear, Bull and Horse statues, Yerevan
    Piano Player, Yerevan
    Cat, Yerevan
    Two Figures, Yerevan (on the Cascades)
    Roman Soldier, Yerevan
    'Figure', Yerevan (by Ervand Kochar)

    whew, it was a long day!

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    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.

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    I didn't note it at the time, but I updated the positions of the statues in Prague when they put in the excellent imagery there a while back.

    This time around, the update is smaller as I've included a Street View link for the Paris statue "Walker Through Walls"

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    I remembered today that there was also a statue in Nice which also got a Street View update. As a result, Tête au carré has a Street View link now. That's the massive bust statue with a block for a head.

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    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.

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    I've made updates over time, but I can't remember them all. One of the most recent, at least, is that I found the location of one the more difficult ones that had been rumored to be in Prague. The sculpture is called "The Bench of Vices".

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    Here are 3 more from my town.
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    Those are neat, Sladys. Did you want me to add them? Most of the sculptures are from the blog lists, but those are easily neat enough to qualify!

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