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Old January 5th, 2011, 02:17 PM   #1
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Giant Statues

I think this is pretty amusing, several huge statues around the world:

Spring_Temple_Buddha

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ushiku_Daibutsu

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Motherland_Calls


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hermannsdenkmal
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Old January 7th, 2011, 08:08 AM   #2
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Don Juan de Onate Statue El Paso Texas

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From G.O. Graffer's accompanying text:

The Equestrian

If leaders of an [American] city would like to flaunt their insensitivities to citizens of this country and their general attitudes of political incorrectness, they should visit El Paso, Texas for inspiration.

And, once off the plane, they won't have to go far.

At the entrance to El Paso International Airport (ELP) stands this 36-foot glamorization of Spanish conquistador Don Juan de Oñate. Designed by John Houser, "The Equestrian" is said to be the largest bronze equestrian statue in the world. The striking pose of the Andalusian horse is an extremely difficult one for sculpturers to engineer, as well.

So what's wrong with it?

Oñate arrived to what is now El Paso in 1598; he then moved up the Rio Grande into northern New Mexico. Historians generally agree that he was particularly cruel in his quest for the three G's. To quell opposition at Acoma pueblo, for example, he ordered the right feet of their warriors to be amputated.

While he may be a significant, if not important, historical figure in southwestern history, it does not mean he should be glorified as he is here. There are better ways to celebrate El Paso's history.

And while this is a sculpture of particular artistic merit and uniqueness, it is almost impossible to separate it from the hideous acts of cruelty associated with its subject.
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Old January 7th, 2011, 10:56 PM   #3
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Pretty nice example, exceptionally well executed!

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Old January 11th, 2011, 05:45 PM   #4
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Old January 11th, 2011, 05:48 PM   #5
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BTW: the list according to Wikipedia

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Old January 12th, 2011, 04:56 AM   #6
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I like that Genghis Khan statue.


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Old January 12th, 2011, 04:58 AM   #7
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Morelos on the island of Janitzio, Michoacán, Mexico
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Old January 12th, 2011, 05:09 AM   #8
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That wiki list is missing this one
El Pipila, Guanajuato, Mexico

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Old January 18th, 2011, 04:06 PM   #9
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Unfinished giant statue: Garuda Wisnu Kencana in Bali



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RIP Buddhas of Bamiyan, Afganistan

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Old January 19th, 2011, 02:52 PM   #12
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Old January 19th, 2011, 10:34 PM   #14
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The biggest Buddha in the world is in Myanmar, Win Sein Taw Ya, close to the town of Mawlamyine.

It is a huge reclining Buddha of almost 200 meters lenght (!!!) and a height of 30 meters. It hosts a monastery inside.


(source: Koning Aap Groepsreizen on treckearth)


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Old January 19th, 2011, 10:36 PM   #15
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There is another interesting Buddha, this time in Thailand, in Ang Thong, called Phra Buddha Maha Nawamin.
The Buddha is sitting and is one of the largest, if not the largest, Buddha in Thailand.











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Old January 20th, 2011, 01:35 AM   #16
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Wouldn't call it huge, but since I can't think of a bigger one around here, this is the Madonna statue in East Boston.

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Old January 20th, 2011, 01:53 AM   #17
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Monumento às Bandeiras, in São Paulo, Brazil

Author: Victor Brecheret
Construction: 1921-1954
Measures: height: 10 meters; lenght: 50 meters; width: 16 meters.
Meaning: Homage to the "Bandeiras", i.e. the 17th century expeditions of Luso-Brazilians which were very important for the the expansion of the Brazilian territory.


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The biggest Buddha in the world is in Myanmar, Win Sein Taw Ya, close to the town of Mawlamyine.

It is a huge reclining Buddha of almost 200 meters lenght (!!!) and a height of 30 meters. It hosts a monastery inside.


(source: Koning Aap Groepsreizen on treckearth)


(source: clausd_1 on panoramio)
Hi you

I am “clausd_1” who took the photo of the reclining Buddha in Mudon/Myamar. Thank you for using it in your message and for noting the source. But please know that inside there is not a monastery but some kind of educational museum (ore teaching center): There are many rooms on several floors filled with sculptures that show scenes of the good and the bad, heaven and hell. Some are very bloody and strange, even horrifying, and some are naive showing Buddha while he is teaching, ore scenes you might expect in heaven. It’s a strange and somehow scary place … and the back of the Buddha is open, without any walls. A friend of mine visited it last winter and he told me that they started to construct another Buddha right across the pathway in the same size ...
Best regards, Claus Donau, Switzerland
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Arigas statue, at Minas city, Uruguay

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Monumento ecuestre a José Gervasio Artigas por Flodigrip's world, en Flickr

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Artigas statue - Minas por the general life, en Flickr

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