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    Your favourite statue or monument

    one each, post a pic, man made (or woman made) not natural wonders & say if you've seen it with your own eyes or just on Wish You Were Here !! :-)

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    Are you working for the census authority?

    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/c8/Taj_Mahal_in_March_2004.jpg

    Taj Mahal. Never been there

    Original Poster

    yes, how many lodgers do you have & what religion are they X)

    airfix

    Are you working for the census authority?

    The huge, huge statues at Salaspils in Latvia.

    http://www.way2latvia.com/sites/way2latvia.com/files/Salaspils-memorial.JPG

    https://mosereien.files.wordpress.com/2014/01/salaspils-memorial-snow.jpg

    http://farm1.staticflickr.com/59/194979995_9fcd23c7cb_z.jpg

    It used to be a concentration camp. I visited it in bitterly cold January quite a few years back, me and my wife had to trudge through deep snow via a dark, eery forest after we got off the train. The only other soul we saw was an old guy walking through the forest armed with a massive stick to ward off villains or animals or both.

    Very poignant place, especially with a lot of childrens toys stuffed into one of the monuments in memory of the children who died there.

    http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-G72gGu7QNeM/TkiGkQnOMLI/AAAAAAAAJPQ/qzgmwNczTR4/s1600/Salaspils+toys.JPG


    Edited by: "scrumpypaul" 27th Sep 2016

    Original Poster

    wow i like those, reminds me of the angry dude in Prometheus
    http://raisedbytv.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/prometheus-engineer-space-jockey-pilot.jpeg

    scrumpypaul

    The huge, huge statues at Salaspils in Latvia. It used to be a … The huge, huge statues at Salaspils in Latvia. It used to be a concentration camp. I visited it in bitterly cold January quite a few years back, me and my wife had to trudge through deep snow via a dark, eery forest after we got off the train. The only other soul we saw was an old guy walking through the forest armed with a massive stick to ward off villains or animals or both.Very poignant place, especially with a lot of childrens toys stuffed into one of the monuments in memory of the children who died there.





    http://f.tqn.com/y/golondon/1/S/u/2/0/-/HousesofParliament.jpg


    Original Poster

    i'll throw this one into the mix & see if anyone recognizes it (without Google image search)
    http://www.rollapaluza.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/20151010-P1080413-PELOTON-PHOTOS-PAUL-FULL.jpg

    My favourite statue is Alan Turing in Sackville Park in Manchester

    Banned

    http://www.artlyst.com/img/articles/9598.jpg

    Seen this in todays paper as a shortlist in the turner prize award.
    Edited by: "MrScotchBonnet" 27th Sep 2016

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    momartin

    My favourite statue is Alan Turing in Sackville Park in Manchester



    it's abit selfish of him to sit in the middle of the bench though not leaving much room for other people
    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/84/Alan-Turing-Statua-manchester_con_la_mela.jpg

    DarkEnergy2012

    it's abit selfish of him to sit in the middle of the bench though not … it's abit selfish of him to sit in the middle of the bench though not leaving much room for other people



    Lol, he is rather fond of that bench! It's nice to sit next to him and reflect for a bit.

    MrScotchBonnet

    Seen this in todays paper as a shortlist in the turner prize award.


    Is it male or female?:|

    http://i.imgur.com/5eU2tr1.jpg

    Lemmings in Dundee

    Banned

    airfix

    Is it male or female?:|



    Dunno. Have a sniff

    MrScotchBonnet

    Dunno. Have a sniff


    Where's miles when we need him?

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    airfix

    Is it male or female?:|



    the hands look quite masculine...but that could be another person oO X)

    http://a63.tinypic.com/x3a2dg.jpg

    http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii85/hmfleming/Mobile%20Uploads/A7B3B2BB-E2E3-4341-9468-485E4E132958_zpshooirmeg.png
    http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii85/hmfleming/Mobile%20Uploads/A0D9324A-C97E-448E-A39A-3D9AC637DE91_zpsj9t8asyr.png

    Greyfriars Bobby

    I'm always fond of a wee dug live quite near to it
    Edited by: "takethatfan1978" 27th Sep 2016

    Not a statue or monument but have to post this as a truly beautiful castle.
    Eilean Donan Castle, have been many times and it is spectacular. Would highly recommend a visit, these are not my photos as mine are on camera in a drawer!
    http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii85/hmfleming/Mobile%20Uploads/B8ADBCBE-23F2-4DC7-ACE2-2796E50BD469_zpspghussjd.png

    http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii85/hmfleming/Mobile%20Uploads/BE415A00-A58D-4AB1-B548-BBF30F14AF5A_zps0zrlmm2a.png

    http://i.imgur.com/DcTqLa8.jpg

    'Les Voyageurs' in Marseilles by Bruno Catalano. One day will see these in person. Brilliant!!!

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    takethatfan1978

    Not a statue or monument but....



    http://www.reactiongifs.com/r/btchplz.gif
    https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/ab/d3/01/abd301d65d0477a5396a67b2698623b2.gif

    I like this one too. They nicknamed it "Floozie in the Jacuzzi" in Dublin
    http://a64.tinypic.com/t728w9.jpg
    Edited by: "Predikuesi" 27th Sep 2016

    Haesindang Park in South Korea have honoured me by their many statues in tribute to me.

    Original Poster

    http://bonpurloryan.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/tek-tanr%C4%B1l%C4%B1-dinler-uygarl%C4%B1k.jpg
    i like the guy in the hat, he dares to be different

    Original Poster

    oO
    http://assets.atlasobscura.com/media/W1siZiIsInVwbG9hZHMvcGxhY2VfaW1hZ2VzLzMyMzE1MDE3MDVfYTRjM2U4Y2I1MV9iLmpwZyJdLFsicCIsInRodW1iIiwieDM5MFx1MDAzZSJdLFsicCIsImNvbnZlcnQiLCItcXVhbGl0eSA5MSAtYXV0by1vcmllbnQiXV0/3231501705_a4c3e8cb51_b.jpg
    http://jenniflower12.files.wordpress.com/2014/03/trying-not-to-laugh.gif

    Mark2111

    Haesindang Park in South Korea have honoured me by their many statues in … Haesindang Park in South Korea have honoured me by their many statues in tribute to me.


    Banned

    Cleopatra's Needle. Simple, and straight to the point!

    [img]imgcdn.geocaching.com/cac…jpg?rnd=0.2826[/img]

    The London needle (there's 3 around the world) is in the City of Westminster, on the Victoria Embankment near the Golden Jubilee Bridges.

    It was originally erected in the Egyptian city of Heliopolis on the orders of Thutmose III, around 1450 BC. It remained in Alexandria until October 1877 when its transport to London was funded by William James Erasmus Wilson.

    My runner up statue.

    Sofia Vergara

    http://www.hellomagazine.com/imagenes//celebrities/2013060512924/sofia-vergara-wax-figures-for-madame-tussauds/0-66-316/sofia%20pose--z.jpg


    Edited by: "cchopps" 27th Sep 2016

    Original Poster

    that's code for stolen

    cchopps

    ...It remained in Alexandria until October 1877 when its transport to … ...It remained in Alexandria until October 1877 when its transport to London was funded by William James Erasmus Wilson.


    takethatfan1978

    I'm always fond of a wee dug live quite near to it


    I'm sure there was a load of drama a few years back, in which the story was said to be fabricated. A different example would be Hachiko.:)

    Banned

    DarkEnergy2012

    that's code for stolen



    Don't go there. We will quickly be on to troops in Iraq.
    [img]motherboard-images.vice.com/con…peg?crop=0.9977777777777778xw:1xh;*,*&resize=700:*&output-format=jpeg&output-quality=90[/img]

    Saddam on the embankment would be quite cool


    Edited by: "cchopps" 27th Sep 2016

    shabbird

    Taj Mahal. Never been there


    Been there, scary leaving your shoes outside oO

    summerof76

    Been there, scary leaving your shoes outside oO


    Sure you've got the right one Summer?
    https://efrafandays.files.wordpress.com/2009/05/tajhalkirk.jpg X)

    summerof76

    Been there, scary leaving your shoes outside oO


    wow lucky you..

    OldEnglish

    Sure you've got the right one Summer?X)


    Never been to that one X)

    shabbird

    wow lucky you..


    The river at the back of Taj Mahal stinks so badly in the heat. They might have cleaned it up since I was there 25 yrs ago.

    summerof76

    The river at the back of Taj Mahal stinks so badly in the heat. They … The river at the back of Taj Mahal stinks so badly in the heat. They might have cleaned it up since I was there 25 yrs ago.


    Think it might be worse now with larger population.

    http://stadio.dei.marmi.free.fr/FI/Images/stadiodeimarmi08.jpg

    DarkEnergy2012



    Ok smart butt I will rephrase

    One of my favourite places to visit is this iconic Scottish 'monument' which is one of the most recognisable castles in Scotland.

    This is a photo I took when visiting in 2013:)

    http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii85/hmfleming/20130218_135507_zpsfd469b27.jpg


    visitscotland.com/inf…371

    Quietus

    I'm sure there was a load of drama a few years back, in which the story … I'm sure there was a load of drama a few years back, in which the story was said to be fabricated. A different example would be Hachiko.:)



    I grew up being told the story of Greyfriars Bobby and always believed it. There will always be different variations of it as there are for many stories

    takethatfan1978

    I grew up being told the story of Greyfriars Bobby and always believed … I grew up being told the story of Greyfriars Bobby and always believed it. There will always be different variations of it as there are for many stories


    i heard that the statue isn't of bobby, its supposed to be of his replacement but he ran away so its a replacement of a replacement

    Aiden1512


    Was he a tennis player?? nice place to keep his tennis balls X)
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