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Old January 30th, 2008, 05:00 AM   #1
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Mega statues from around the world

Statues are great symbols or icons of one country. It did for New York and other cities worldwide.

Here are some famous examples.

Statue of Liberty (New York)


Christ The Redeemer (Rio De Janeiro)


Tien Tan Buddha (Hong Kong)


The Great Buddha (Kamakura, Japan)


Golden Maitreya (Beopjusa, South Korea)


any more?
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Old January 30th, 2008, 08:19 AM   #2
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Great Sphinx of Giza http://goddessontheloose.com/?m=200612


Mother Russia, Volgograd, Russia http://www.endex.com/gf/buildings/li...a/morussia.htm

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Old January 30th, 2008, 09:31 PM   #3
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Bamyan Buddhas, Afghanistan (tallest 55m tall)


1963 (wiki)


(wiki)

March 2001 (wiki)


Today (wiki)

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Old January 30th, 2008, 11:37 PM   #4
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already destroyed but for that time quite impressive i think:

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Old January 31st, 2008, 03:18 AM   #5
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Bamyan Buddhas, Afghanistan (tallest 55m tall)


1963 (wiki)


(wiki)

March 2001 (wiki)


Today (wiki)
Just about makes me want to cry that
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Old January 31st, 2008, 03:19 AM   #6
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Savages.
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Old January 31st, 2008, 08:17 AM   #7
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Bamyan Buddhas, Afghanistan (tallest 55m tall)
To destroy a national landmark or relic is one of the worst crimes mankind can commit!
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Old January 31st, 2008, 08:31 AM   #8
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Abu Simbel, Egypt


eh.. they're not that big, but if the four of them sat on each other, we might have something.



and who could forget these... Easter Island.
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Old February 1st, 2008, 05:41 AM   #9
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Old February 1st, 2008, 05:48 AM   #10
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Mother Russia, wow!
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ORU- Tulsa, OK, USA
"Praying hands"


The Golden Driller. Tulsa, OK

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Mother Russia (look the size of the people at its feet)


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Rodina Mat (i think it means Motherland) in Kiev, Ukraine









Ushiko Amida Buddha statue (largest in the world, 120 meters tall!!!!!)





view from the windows at its chest!!

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not the biggest, maybe not the best... but the one in the BEST LOCATION








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The Statue of Liberty is not just in NY

Paris (where it originated)


Tokyo


Las Vegas (unofficial)
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The Virgin Mary on top of San Cristobal Hill in Santiago, Chile (not extremely huge... but pretty big nonetheless... sorta)


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this is how it looks like from downtown Santiago


The virgin in wintertime...


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What happened to the Bamiyan Buddhas was absolutely deplorable. It even sickens me further to know that the destruction was done during this decade.
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Paris (where it originated)
That one got some recognition in National Treasure: Book of Secrets when Ben Gates found that it had another clue that would lead him to a value of gold that would have helped a traitours group fund the Confederate Army, but I doubt that there is any real inscription on the torch in real life.
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The Statue of Liberty in New York has to be one of the greatest statues in the world because everyone recognizes her as a sign of Freedom when she was the one who greeted so many immigrants from war torn and famine ridden Europe. She also beat the Marshmallow man in Ghost Busters.
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The Buddha statue is very impressive.. Mother Russia is awesome.

And that one is very powerful.







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