Odd monuments & strange statues.

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PostSat Jan 19, 2013 5:20 pm » by Webcat


Whilst searching around the www for stuff on Hitler and Morris dancing, I came across some pretty strange statues and monuments from around the world.

Here's just a selection (don't know much about their backgrounds, so just enjoy the view!)

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There's something 'hobbit like' about this one, I was quite drawn to it - it's in America somewhere- apparently.

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A clothes-peg? WTF is this all about? Again in some city in the USA.

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I really have no clue whatsoever about this one, Russian apparently. They are quite mad are they not?

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Maybe this one is sponsored by a local Hardware/DIY store?

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Like this one - don't know why.....

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This is called 'The Enema' monument! - yes, it's Russian.

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Love this one - superb.

Everyone has heard of Stonehenge, the prehistoric monument of mystery in Wiltshire County, England. Well now, there is also a Carhenge. This monument, built in 1987 by experimental artist Jim Reinders and 30 family members in Alliance, Nebraska, is an exact replica except for the fact they he used old cars, a pickup truck, a 62' caddy, and an ambulance. The structure is accurately proportionate to the real Stonehenge.


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One of my favourites (for obvious reasons) a sand statue of a vodka bottle! :mrgreen:

That's it - chuck in some of your own please!

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http://marvelousfacts.blogspot.co.uk/2010/11/strange-monuments-in-american-cities.html
http://www.flickzzz.com/2008/06/more-weird-monuments.html
http://whathumansdo.blogspot.co.uk/2009_11_01_archive.html
http://thelistcafe.com/10-of-the-worlds-strangest-monuments-and-statues
http://www.flickr.com/photos/45179617@N00/291152207/
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PostThu Jan 24, 2013 7:42 pm » by Webcat


This just had to be fitted in here; a cracker from the artist Damien Hirst.

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It's a naked pregnant women with a sword, presented as a cutaway! :shock:

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Holidaymakers visiting Devon's Ilfracombe beach this week would be forgiven for taking a pregnant pause as they stop to digest a controversial new artwork that has been installed on the pier.

Damien Hirst's 25-ton bronze statue of a heavily pregnant woman holding a sword, arrived in the Devon seaside resort yesterday on a flatbed trailer.


This was October 2012 and caused a few comments from holiday makers and residents alike - now that's a surprise for a statue for Damien! :mrgreen:

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"Genius or fruit-loop?"

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/article-2215112/Mixed-reactions-Ilfracombe-pier-Damien-Hirsts-65ft-pregnant-woman-takes-centre-stage.html

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PostThu Jan 24, 2013 10:46 pm » by Elektrikar


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PostThu Jan 24, 2013 10:52 pm » by Poooooot


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This looks like a White walker (from Game of Thrones)
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PostThu Jan 24, 2013 10:58 pm » by Elektrikar


Poooooot wrote:Image
This looks like a White walker (from Game of Thrones)
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Image Yo, does this look familiar to you? A tribute to Freeyourmindnow

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PostThu Jan 24, 2013 11:00 pm » by Poooooot


Elektrikar wrote:
Poooooot wrote:Image
This looks like a White walker (from Game of Thrones)
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Is the winter to about to come?

March 31st! :banana: :dancing:
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PostThu Jan 24, 2013 11:01 pm » by domdabears


The stupid bean in Chicago. I hate this thing! It's so stupid! A bean???!!! :bang;


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PostThu Jan 24, 2013 11:03 pm » by Thruster


Cumulus - By German artist Miriam Lenk.

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PostThu Jan 24, 2013 11:07 pm » by domdabears


Another horrible monument in Chicago. The Chicago Picasso. I think Picasso sucks and is overrated.


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PostThu Jan 24, 2013 11:11 pm » by Poooooot


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(eta: this one actually has a lot of meaning that I think most people here can agree with)

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