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The city of Copenhagen in Denmark have several interesting statues. One of them is the Gefion statue. It is a romantic monument that celebrates the myth about how Gefion, the daughter of Odin, with the help of her four giant sons, who where in the shape of oxen, plowed a chunk of land in Sweden and placed it in the Ocean. That chunk became the island of Sealand. The hole where the land had been became the lake Malaren in eastern Sweden. An alternative explanation gives that the hole instead became the lake Vaenern, western Sweden, since that lake corresponds better, in size and shape, with Sealand.

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Hey, that's piddling Houston can even boast of a statue to Confucius...Confused yet?
 
Photo taken on Sept. 26, 2009 shows the Great Confucius Statue at Hermann Park in downtown Houston, the United States. A dedication ceremony was held Saturday at Hermann Park in downtown Houston to mark the erection of the statue in the park, jointly donated by the Chinas Consulate General in Houston and the local Chinese community to commemorate the 2,560th anniversary of the birth of Confucius, the ancient Chinese thinker.

Photo taken on Sept. 26, 2009 shows the Great Confucius Statue at Hermann Park in downtown Houston, the United States. A dedication ceremony was held Saturday at Hermann Park in downtown Houston to mark the erection of the statue in the park, jointly donated by the China's Consulate General in Houston and the local Chinese community to commemorate the 2,560th anniversary of the birth of Confucius, the ancient Chinese thinker.(Xinhua/Chen Ruwei)
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Originally posted by Carch Carch wrote:

The statue catches the feeling of ancient Nordic seafaring, culture and religion in a good way.

It looks like a dead whale!
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I love our statues to Condorito, a cartoon.






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One of Swedens most far out statues, or monuments, is perhaps the UFO memorial outside the town of Aengelholm, in the province of Scania:
 

Quote The UFO-Memorial Aengelholm is a shrine dedicated to a supposed UFO landing in Kronoskogen, a suburb of Aengelholm, Sweden. It is Europes only such shrine except for the Emilcin UFO memorial in Emilcin, Poland. Dedicated in 1963, it is situated in a forest clearing at Kronoskogen, which had witnessed numerous large-scale test flights in that time period. The UFO-Memorial Aengelholm memorialises the landing of a UFO, which is said to have taken place on May 18, 1946 and been seen by the Swedish ice hockey player, and later palynologic medicine salesman Gosta Carlsson. The memorial consists of a model of the UFO and the landing traces, and is constructed of concrete.

Clas Svahn, chairman of UFO-Sweden, has investigated the case and written a book together with Gosta Carlsson about the incident. According to him there was no convincing evidence that the event ever took place the way Gosta Carlsson described it.

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Since we are discussing the pinnacles of bad taste in a public setting:
 
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From the point of view of the literature, history and symbology, I believe this statue to Alonso de Ercilla is quite amazing. This writer is the author of the Araucaniad. The epic poem to the conquest of Chile, which honoured the Mapuche Indians. It shows the author thinking, and while the inspiration is represented by a Mapuche girl.













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Statuary as propaganda honoring a Spanish courtier and Basque to boot...now what were you saying about gallegos?
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Originally posted by drgonzaga drgonzaga wrote:

Statuary as propaganda honoring a Spanish courtier and Basque to boot...now what were you saying about gallegos?


It was a gift of Spain to Chile. Actually, Ercilla is one of the few Spaniards than in Chile is admired and it is not considered a "Gallego" LOL
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Given your propensity, the gift should have been a statue of the Quijote! far more appropriate.
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Originally posted by drgonzaga drgonzaga wrote:

Given your propensity, the gift should have been a statue of the Quijote! far more appropriate.


Cervantes was never in Chile. That's the problem. Ercilla is considered our first poet; a Chilean by "addoption" Wink
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I'm not sure, maybe terra-cotta warriors and horses?
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Originally posted by seraphy seraphy wrote:


I'm not sure, maybe terra-cotta warriors and horses?
 
They are indeed interresting. I also like the Leshan giant Buddha:
 
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Since this thread has deginerated into a combined "Carved monoliths" vs. real statues, then here in the USA, there are only two possibilites that deserve mention.

One is that of an American Native American, and the other denotes four dead presidents.

But, in my hometown of Memphis, there exists a great statue (mounted) depicting Nathan Bedford Forrest.

I can't believe I actually wrote three.

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http://www.waymarking.com/waymarks/WMAZE_Nathan_Bedford_Forrest
CAUTION SHOULD BE USED WHEN VISITING WAYMARKS AND GEOCACHES IN THIS PARK - ESPECIALLY AFTER DARK!!!PLEASE USE CARE AND BE AWARE OF YOUR SURROUNDINGS!!!


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To quote the good Doktor, when visiting any parks in Baton Rouge, or New Orleans, or Houston, Texas;

CAUTION SHOULD BE USED WHEN VISITING WAYMARKS AND GEOCACHES IN THIS PARK - ESPECIALLY AFTER DARK!!!PLEASE USE CARE AND BE AWARE OF YOUR SURROUNDINGS!!!


By the way "Forrest Park" is located right across the street from the University of Tennessee Medical School. Should hundreds of medical students be worried? (perhaps?)

Just what "demented" type of person would place such an assault of one park, in one city? Does that person have a personal reason to make such a claim? And why would the Doktor, make such a point of it? Does he think that a ton of readers of this site, will soon be making a trek to Memphis to see it?

Most people already know that downtown areas of most large cities are not places to vist after dark. It is most obvious from my words above that I only responded "tit for tat!"

Of course it could be that the site the Doktor gives is the one that posted the warning. But, why should he repeat it?

It is obvious that the good Doktor, intended his post to be an insult to me, and to my native city.

As the old saying goes; "What is good for the Goose is good for the Gander!"

The above response was made by Ron "the twit!"

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Monument inscription, unveiled 1905

"Those hoof beats die not upon fame's crimson sod,
But will ring through her song and her story;
He fought like a Titan and struck like a god,
And his dust is our ashes of glory.

Obviously, you did not want the contemporary implications of such to intrude into your wispy nostalgia, better to have underscored reality over such atavisms as found here:



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And here you can see some views of Mt. Rushmore.

http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=mt.+rushmore&view=detail&id=98DBC2EE01FF0127C2A57B33EA1A568BDE0715BE&first=1&FORM=IDFRIR
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I forgot to thank drgonzaga for posting photos of the places I mentioned earlier.

I just do not have the computer acumen to do so.

My greatest thanks to you Doctor!

Some day, that great Native American sculpture will be finished and be acclaimed?

But, am I not a "Crazyhorse?"

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