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Old February 2nd, 2008, 01:39 AM   #21
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Old February 2nd, 2008, 02:41 AM   #22
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My 'favorite' would have to be Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro. Just awe-inspiring. My 2nd favorite would probably be mother russia.
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Old February 2nd, 2008, 05:54 AM   #23
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My 'favorite' would have to be Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro. Just awe-inspiring. My 2nd favorite would probably be mother russia.
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Old February 2nd, 2008, 06:15 AM   #24
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Old February 2nd, 2008, 06:27 AM   #25
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Wow, that's different.

Largest cross in the western hemisphere


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Old February 3rd, 2008, 09:10 AM   #26
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Wow, that's different.

Largest cross in the western hemisphere


My parents live by this
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Old February 3rd, 2008, 01:51 PM   #27
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Well unfortunately this one, as the Colossus of Rhodes, doesn't exists anymore, the statue of Zeus in Olympia, it was also one of the seven wonders.



The statue was made by one of the most important sculptors of Ancient Greece, Phidias, he was the one that created the Parthenon sculptures as well.The statue was around 12 meters tall, and it was considered as the biggest indoor statue, the materials that Phidias used were gold and ivory.
After the end of the classical era, and the seize of the Olympic games, the temples were closed and the statue was transfered into Constantinople where it was later destroyed under unknown circumstances.

The colossus of Rhodes, again one of the seven wonders, was made by one of Lissipus students, Chares of Lindos around 280 BC, and was an offer to the Greek god of Helios (Sun).Almost 60 years after its creation the statue corrupted, most likely by an earthquake.
Finally n 654 an Arab force under Muawiyah I captured Rhodes, and according to the chronicler Theophanes the Confessor, the remains were sold to a "Jewish merchant of Edessa". The buyer had the statue broken down, and transported the bronze scrap on the backs of 900 camels to his home.

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Old February 4th, 2008, 04:27 AM   #28
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Yea, i've driven past it a few times..
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Old February 4th, 2008, 08:37 AM   #29
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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.
The Marshmallow Man is in Ghostbuster I. The Statue of Liberty was used on Ghostbusters II.

Anyway, as for The Angel of the North statue and Christ The Redeemer. They showed it in the music video of "Lost In Space" by Lighthouse Family

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Old February 4th, 2008, 08:52 AM   #30
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Largest cross in the western hemisphere


If that's the one in Texas, then it is the SECOND largest cross in the Western Hemisphere at 190 feet. This one in Effingham, Illinois next to Interstates 70 and 57 is 8 feet taller:

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Old February 4th, 2008, 06:02 PM   #31
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Rodina Mat (i think it means Motherland) in Kiev, Ukraine

Just wondering why they didn't remove that Soviet coat-of-arm....
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^ Who knows, there are still allot of Soviet tribute left all over Russia
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Monument of Our Lady of Chiquinquirá. Maracaibo, Venezuela







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Lisbonne:


Not huge, but pretty impressive.
Eindhoven, Netherlands:

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In the Dutch town of Lelystad a new statue of Anthony Gormley (angel of the north) will be erected this year:


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