Strange Statues and monuments from all over the world

Strange Statues and monuments from all over the world

Jul 16

This is the Grifo Majico, 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.

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Authors:NA
Location:Aqualand, Cadiz
Photographers:NA
Source: wikipedia




This 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).

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Authors:Charles Robb
Location:Melbourne
Photographers:NA
Source: whitehat.com.au


The Shark became the most famous resident of Headington when it landed in the roof of 2 New High Street 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.

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Authors:Bill Heine
Location:Headington, Oxford
Photographers:Stephanie Jenkins
Source: headington.org.uk




Extreme Parking is actually the work of artist Theo van Laar, who has continued the car park markings up the wall and attached a gravity-defying Mini. At night time the car’s headlights even light up! You can see the work from the ground during the day or at night.

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Authors:Theo van Laar
Location:Westenbergstraat, Netherlands
Photographers:Harry van Reeken
Source: haha.nu




The bronze statue of Cumil, situated in the front the corner of Rybarska brana (Fishermen’s gate), Panska and Laurinska streets is quite popular between citizens and visitors of Bratislava. It is about 4 years old. “The father” of Cumil is painter Viktor Hulik, who was asked in 1997 by Bratislava magistrate to create interesting sculpture to relieve the reconstructed Korzo (old city).

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Authors:Viktor Hulik
Location:Bratislava
Photographers:Reinhard Hinz
Source: phileas-fogg.net




Here is a statue of an unknown artist in the entrance of the City Hall/Music Theater in Amsterdam. Here a violinist bursts through the tiled floor.

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Authors:unknown
Location:Amsterdam
Photographers:lacocherapintoresca
Source: lacocherapintoresca




Statue of a hanging man by his arm, above a storefront in Prague. Sculpture by David Cerný.

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Authors:David Cerny
Location:Prague
Photographers:from wikipedia
Source: wikipedia




Vigeland Sculpture Park is a part of Frogner Park, located in Oslo, Norway, 3 km northwest of the city centre. The park covers 80 acres and features 212 bronze and granite sculptures created by Gustav Vigeland. Vigeland personally sculpted every figure out of clay and individual craftsmen were contracted to fabricate the pieces into what they are today. These works of art reside along an 850 meter-long axis divided into six sections: The Main Gate, The Bridge, The Children’s Playground, The Fountain, The Monolith Plateau and the Wheel of Life.

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Location:Oslo, Norway
Photographers:unknown
Source: THE VIGELAND PARK

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5 comments

  1. emila

    Wow! Cool works of art!

    emila’s last blog post..Steampunk – Monday Artday

  2. Very cool stuff ya. I perticularly loved the tap with no water source.

    I’m getting the same done for my garden in our farmhouse in Delhi :)

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