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Saturday, November 8, 2008

Some Statues/Sculptures encounted in Europe

In Bratislava I nearly tripped over this interesting sculpture.


This was a life like photographer

This one was fun to join leaning on the seat.

This one had an important historical significance for the people of Slovakia but my little brain cannot remember all the historical facts that we were bombarded with on the tour.

A famous Slovakian leader.
"Angel of the North" near Newcastle in England. The largest steel sculpture in the world. Made for the people who worked in the steel industry in that area.

Statue of Mozart in Vienna. The city that he adopted.

Regensburg, Germany

Statues in Budapest, Hungary.





Sculpture in Ascona, Switzerland.

"The Fühlehung" in Thun, Switzerland.

There are many fountains in Bern, the capital of Switzerland.

Each fountain has a different sculpture.

"St George and the Dragon" in Nuremberg, Germany.

A monument in Rüdesheim to celebrate Germany's freedom from the French.

She is hard to see but it is the beautiful maiden, Lorelei, who sang and caused ships to founder on the rocks in the Rhine Gorge in Germany.

A soldier in Cologne, Germany.


A skeleton sculpture on a bridge over the Rhine in Cologne, Germany.

5 comments:

  1. My favorite is The Fühlehung, but they are all so interesting.

    I like anything to do with art, so this is right up my alley.

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  2. I love them all but I think my favorite was the guy in the manhole on the sidewalk. Who'd have thought to even make something like that. As we used to say in school....way cool!

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  3. The sculptures are very interesting aren't they? Even when you can't remember the stories behind them all.

    I think my favorite is the one you almost tripped on. That is very cleverly done.;)

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  4. Nice pictures. Thanks for sharing, I like your theme. :)

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  5. Interesting....the different types of sculptures representing the personalities of the countries, some stern, irreverent, whimsical, fantastic, bold, beautiful.
    I will go back to sleep now for a few hours have to adjust to working at night..... How are you coping returning to the moulding of young minds....in your stride I bet.....
    Kind regards,

    Elizabeth

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