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Old February 11th, 2008, 01:06 PM   #41
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Please watch this.
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Old February 12th, 2008, 05:40 AM   #42
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Nanhaiguanyin(南海观音) Statue in Hainan Island,China

108 meters

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Old February 12th, 2008, 09:38 PM   #43
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This was in the news today.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/liv...n_page_id=1811



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Old February 12th, 2008, 11:32 PM   #44
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Not exactly mega statues but whilst we are on the subject.



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The modern popularity of the symbol largely dates to 1911, when the Royal Liver Friendly Society built a new headquarters in the heart of Liverpool at the Pier Head, overlooking the River Mersey.

The building - the Liver Building - is probably the best-known building in the city. It is crowned with twin clock towers, each topped with a cormorant-like liver bird designed by Carl Bernard Bartels and constructed by the Bromsgrove Guild. This prominent display of two liver birds rekindled the idea that the liver was a mythical bird that once haunted the local shoreline. According to popular legend, they are a male and female pair, the female looking out to sea, (watching for the seamen to return safely home) whilst the male looks towards the city (making sure the pubs are open). Local legend also holds that the birds face away from each other as, if were they to mate and fly away, the city would cease to exist. In fact, they were indeed designed to watch the City (Our People) and the Sea (Our Prosperity).

There is another local saying that, whenever a genuine female virgin passes by the Liver Buildings, the Liver Birds will flap their great wings.[1]


In fact there are actually three liver birds, not two. The third bird is on the nearby Church of Our Lady and St. Nicholas, the parish church of the city of Liverpool.

During the 1970s, The Liver Birds was the name of a popular British sitcom dealing with two young women in Liverpool, a play on the slang term "bird" meaning young woman.
They are something like 18ft tall.



The superlambanana was at first hated by the people of Liverpool but we have grown to love them.



Anthony Gormleys 'Another Place' statues are awesome as well, situated in Crosby Beach.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Another_Place
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Old February 13th, 2008, 01:46 AM   #45
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Crazy Horse memorial

Still under construction, and sadly may not be finished for decades, if ever.

What it is eventually to look like:



The head up close, gives some scale as to how big it will be:



http://www.crazyhorse.org/

When completed, it's supposed to be 563 feet tall (172 meters), and 611 feet wide (186 meters).
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Old February 14th, 2008, 07:59 AM   #46
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Old February 14th, 2008, 08:37 AM   #47
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That statue of Crazy Horse is incredible!

How big are those Anthony Gormley statues of the people standing on the beach?

Usually I hate Gormley's work, as it's all very similar and he's incredibly arrogant, but that one seems quite interesting.
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Old February 14th, 2008, 08:54 AM   #48
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In Vietnam,

Jesus statue in Vung Tau:

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+50m lying Buddha on Ta Cu mountain:

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Giant Buddha in Nha Trang:
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..and its replica in Danang
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Also in Da Nang:


This huge Ho Chi Minh statue in Vinh city is a no-miss:
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And even bigger, uglier and more controversial memorial in Dien Bien Phu:
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seriously, those things deserve a generous dose of TNT.
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Old February 14th, 2008, 09:03 AM   #49
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Leshan buddha statue, western China:

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Old February 14th, 2008, 01:19 PM   #50
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That statue of Crazy Horse is incredible!

How big are those Anthony Gormley statues of the people standing on the beach?

Usually I hate Gormley's work, as it's all very similar and he's incredibly arrogant, but that one seems quite interesting.
They're about life size mate, maybe a little taller than your average man. These statues were due to go to New York but proved such a hit in Liverpool that people petitioned to keep them.







And to show the scale

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Old February 14th, 2008, 02:54 PM   #51
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B of the Bang, Manchester, the biggest sculpture in the country



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Old February 14th, 2008, 02:56 PM   #52
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Spanish Civil War Memorial, the Valley of the Fallen outside Madrid

the worlds largest cross (500ft high) built by fascist Franco as his monument, but renamed in honour of the thousands who died making it.








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We have lots of big things here. LOL yes I know they are kistch.

Big Merino under restoration at the base.


Big Oyster


Big Prawn


Big Pineapple


Big Lobster


Giant Rocking Horse


big Croc


The Big Banana (probably the most well known)
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does anyone have any pictures of the statues/monuments of the maoist era?
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Old February 15th, 2008, 07:31 PM   #55
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The 42.7m high statue of Lord Murugan, Batu Caves, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia







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Old February 16th, 2008, 09:59 AM   #56
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They're about life size mate, maybe a little taller than your average man. These statues were due to go to New York but proved such a hit in Liverpool that people petitioned to keep them.







And to show the scale

Those are really cool, do people ever get confused when they see them and think they're people drowning? I can just imagine ambulances constantly being called to the beach to rescue them.

Gormley did this installation at the Sydney Biennale a few years ago. He caused quite a controversy, as he wanted a lot more funds, exhibition space and recognition than the city of Sydney was willing to give him. He felt he was the greatest artist there, when there were far more accomplished artists on show. He's a very arrogant person, I remember the Baltic gallery in Newcastle was basically a dedication to him.



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It's not a mega statue in a height sense, but there's a ******* tonne of them.
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Old February 16th, 2008, 04:27 PM   #57
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Those are really cool, do people ever get confused when they see them and think they're people drowning? I can just imagine ambulances constantly being called to the beach to rescue them.
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Those who use the front for watersports voice the strongest resistance to the iron men staying, as the statues do pose a safety problem- especially as the local marina is being closed to public use. While these sportsmen have a serious claim to getting rid of the statues, keeping them until 2008 will no doubt be beneficial for the economy of Crosby and Waterloo, and if they stay it seems more likely a multi-million pound watersports centre will be built.
So there was concerns but Sefton Council decided in keeping them.

That one you posted in Sydney is good but all the effort and space needed for it makes it not worth it.
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To destroy a national landmark or relic is one of the worst crimes mankind can commit!
That's the Taliban...
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Leshan buddha statue, western China:

The amazing thing for me is how old it is, almost 1200 years.
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Paris (where it originated)
Actually, the one in NYC is the original.
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