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Old September 28th, 2013, 03:52 AM   #101
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Old September 28th, 2013, 01:56 PM   #102
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FARO DELLA VITTORIA [1923-1927] - Trieste, Italy

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Old September 29th, 2013, 08:23 AM   #103
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Victoria Memorial - London

The Memorial was dedicated in 1911 by George V and his first cousin, Wilhelm II of Germany, the two senior grandsons of Victoria. The sculptor was Sir Thomas Brock. It was completed with the installation of the final bronze statues in 1924. They were cast at Burton’s Foundy, Thames Ditton.
The surround was constructed by the architect Sir Aston Webb, from 2,300 tons of white marble. It is a Grade I listed building.
It has a large statue of Queen Victoria facing north-eastwards towards The Mall. The other sides of the monument feature dark patinated bronze statues of the Angel of Justice (facing north-westwards toward Green Park), the Angel of Truth (facing south-eastwards) and Charity facing Buckingham Palace. On the pinnacle is a statue of unclear entitlement and arguably relating both to 'Peace' and to 'Victory', with two seated figures (the subsidiary figures were given by the people of New Zealand).
The whole sculptural programme has a nautical theme, much like the rest of The Mall (Admiralty Arch, for example). This can be seen in the mermaids, mermen and the hippogriff, all of which are suggestive of the United Kingdom's naval power.

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Old September 30th, 2013, 05:24 PM   #104
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Monuments of victory in Moscow


Triumphal arch in honor of Napoleon's exile from Moscow in 1812.
Architect Joseph Bove, sculptor Ivan Vitali, 1834.





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Monument to Minin and Pozharsky in commemoration of liberation of Moscow from Polish invaders in 1612.
Sculptor Ivan Martos, 1818.

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A copy of the monument to Minin and Pozharsky is installed in Nizhny Novgorod.
In Nizhny Novgorod Kozma Minin and Prince Dmitry Pozharsky called for the militia for the liberation of Moscow.
Nizhny Novgorod is a large old town, situated on the banks of the Volga.




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Monument to Russian soldiers killed near Plevna for the liberation of Bulgaria from the Ottoman yoke in the Russo-Turkish war of 1877-78.
Architect Vladimir Sherwood, 1887.


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Christopher Columbus Monument - Barcelona, Spain.

At the very top of the monument stands a 7.2 m (24 ft) tall bronze statue atop a 40 m (131 ft) tall Corinthian column. The statue was sculpted by Rafael Atché and is said to depict Columbus pointing towards the New World with his right hand, while holding a scroll in the left. It is a commonly held belief that instead of pointing to the west towards the New World, the statue points east towards Columbus's supposed home city of Genoa. This, however, is not true, as the statue points south-southeast (a more southerly direction than the adjacent Rambla Del Mar and almost a perfect extension of the direction of La Rambla, Barcelona) and in effect is pointing at a point somewhere near the city of Constantine, Algeria. To point at Genoa in northern Italy the statue would have to face east-northeast and point up the coastline. It is more likely that the statue is situated in the current way simply to have Columbus point out to sea underscoring his achievements in naval exploration. The statue is atop a socle, on which the word "Tierra" (land) is inscribed.

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Old September 30th, 2013, 10:20 PM   #106
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Guys btw I don't mind all of you sharing your favorite monuments, statues, fountains etc. but, please remember the rules of the thread and most of all the quality of the pictures and the structure of each post.

Please follow the example of my recent posts above

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Old October 12th, 2013, 12:09 AM   #107
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Monument to the Heroes of the Peninsular War - Porto, Portugal

The monument was designed by the architect Marques da Silva and the sculptor Alves de Sousa, as a memorial to the Peninsular War where the Portuguese and the English joined against the French armies of Napoleon Bonaparte, in the Iberian Peninsula, from 1808 to 1814.

Its construction started in 1909 and was completed in 1951. Given the lengthy construction time and the early death of the sculptor Alves de Sousa, the work was completed under the direction of sculptors Henrique Moreira and Sousa Caldas.

It consists of a pedestal, 45 m high, surrounded by sculptural groups. These represent scenes of artillery moving, the British soldiers who came to support Portugal and the intervention of the people in the fights and during the Bridge of Boats disaster.

Noteworthy is the presence of feminine elements in all groups: in the one in the front, a woman, the Victory leading the people, wields the national flag in her left hand and a sword in the right one. The monument is completed by a high column surmounted by a lion (representing the English flag) standing on a defeated eagle (representing Napoleon’s empire). The reliefs at the base of the column depict soldiers and scenes related to the Napoleonic Wars and on the pedestal can be seen the city’s coat of arms.


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Old November 4th, 2013, 01:22 AM   #108
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Monument to the Battle of the Nations
Völkerschlachtdenkmal

Leipzig, Germany


The Monument to the Battle of the Nations (German: Völkerschlachtdenkmal) is a monument in Leipzig, Germany to the 1813 Battle of Leipzig,
also known as the Battle of the Nations. Paid for mostly by donations and by the city of Leipzig, it was completed in 1913 for the 100th anniversary of the battle.
The monument commemorates Napoleon's defeat at Leipzig, which was seen as a victory for the German people.
It is said to stand on the spot of some of the bloodiest fighting, from where Napoleon ordered the retreat of his army.

The structure itself is 91m tall. It contains over 500 steps to a viewing platform at the top, from which there are spectacular views across the city and environs.
The monument is as one example of Wilhelmine architecture.



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Old November 4th, 2013, 01:33 AM   #109
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Old November 4th, 2013, 01:37 AM   #110
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The monument is widely regarded as one of the best examples of Wilhelmine architecture.
I would not say so. Regarding at the time it was built yes ok but not in an architectural point of view. The monument does not glorify a monarch (or Bismarck) like the other big monuments which were built during time of the Kaiserreich. It was also not built in a historistic style but rather in Jugendstil with clearly völkisch influence especially regarding at the sculptures programm inside. It was supposed to honour the "sacrifice" (Opfergang) of the german people. Wilhelm II. actually did not really like it. He left the inauguration ceremony after a short time and donated only a symbolic amount of money.
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Well, I think it is a good point to discuss and I agree with you. I took the text form Wikipedia as it is More common than my own opininion. At least, it is one of the monuments which were built during the Kaiserzeit.

Changing the phrase to one example is maybe more fitting.
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Old November 13th, 2013, 11:42 AM   #112
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French Theatre Fountains (Fontaines du Théâtre Français) - Paris

The two fountains of the French theater were erected in 1867-1874 in the 1st arrondissement of Paris, on the Place André Malraux, architect: Gabriel Davioud.
Both fountains are similar in composition; on top of each one situated the bronze statue of nymph. The first fountain located at the exit of the Rue de Richelieu; on the top of it we can see River Nymph (sculptor Mathurin Moreau). The second fountain at the entrance of the Rue du Faubourg Saint shows Sea Nymph (sculptor Albert-Ernest Carrier-Belleuse).

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Fontaine de l'Observatoire - Paris

The Fontaine de l'Observatoire is a monumental fountain located in the Jardin Marco Polo, south of the Jardin du Luxembourg in the 6th arrondissement of Paris. Designed and supervised by Gabriel Davioud, it was built between 1867 and 1874.
The centerpiece sculpture, Les Quatre Parties du monde soutenant la sphére céleste (Four Parts of the World Holding a Celestial Sphere), was executed by Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux. Baron Haussmann commissioned Carpeaux, who chose the theme of the four parts of the world turning around the celestial sphere, which was carved with decorated signs of the zodiac by Pierre-Émile Legrain. Emmanuel Frémiet was responsible for the base, adorned with eight dolphinsdolphins, tortoises and horses.

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Cibiles Fountain - Madrid, Spain.

The Cibeles fountain (better known simply as the people of Madrid 's Cibeles) is located in the Spanish city of Madrid, in the plaza of the same name. It was installed in 1782 at the Salon del Prado, near the Palacio de Buenavista, facing the fountain of Neptune (now at the center of the Plaza de Canovas del Castillo, in the Paseo del Prado near the Palacio de Villahermosa, current Thyssen Museum -Bornemisza , and the Hotel Palace). Includes the goddess Cibeles, symbol of the Earth, agriculture and fertility, on a chariot drawn by lions. The current square is called the Plaza de Madrid beginning in 1900 and took the name Castelar Square. Today is bounded by the great buildings of the Buenavista Palace (Army Headquarters), Linares Palace (Casa de América), Palacio de Comunicaciones (formerly Post Office headquarters and currently the Mayor of Madrid) and Bank of Spain. The funny thing is that each of these monuments belong to a different district of Madrid.

Those responsible for its realization were Francisco Gutiérrez (goddess figure and carriage), Robert Michel (lions) and adornista Miguel Ximénez , according to the design of Ventura Rodríguez . The Goddess and the lions were sculpted in marble from the village of Montesclaros (Toledo), and the rest in stone Redueña, a town located 53 km north of Madrid, near the Sierra de La Cabrera.

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Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi - Rome, Italy

It was designed in 1651 by Gian Lorenzo Bernini for Pope Innocent X whose family palace, the Palazzo Pamphili, faced onto the piazza as did the church of Sant'Agnese in Agone of which Innocent was the sponsor.

The base of the fountain is a basin from the centre of which travertine rocks rise to support four river gods and above them, an ancient Egyptian obelisk surmounted with the Pamphili family emblem of a dove with an olive twig. Collectively, they represent four major rivers of the four continents through which papal authority had spread: the Nile representing Africa, the Danube representing Europe, the Ganges representing Asia, and the Río de la Plata representing the Americas.

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Motherland Calls!

The 87-meter tall statue in Volgograd, Russia, was built to commemorate the Battle of Stalingrad. It was designed by sculptor Yevgeniy Vuchetich and structural engineer Nikolay Nikitin. The statue was completed in 1967. It is the central part of the Memorial complex dedicated to the heroic defenders of Stalingrad.


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Angel of the Resurrection - Genoa
Monumental Cemetery of Staglieno, tomb of the Oneto family.
1882, sculptor: Giulio Monteverde


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Some fountains:

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Piazza Navona, Rome:



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