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Bharti Chutani Feb 24 2015

Which are some of the unique sculptures around the world?

Etti Bali Feb 24 2015
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Take a look at these unique sculptures around the world for one of the most awe-inspiring holidays. These man-made structures are an exotic blend of science and art that warranty a second look. You have to see it to believe it!

Expansion, New York


This sculpture in New York by Paige Bradley shows a woman sitting in lotus mudra, as beams of light escape her body. The artist questions our existence if we were to be authentically “un-contained”.


Let there be light (from Paige Bradley’s official blog)

Man in the Wall, Paris


Jean Marais’ sculpture of a man trying to break through a brick wall is open to interpretation. Located in Montmartre in Paris, the bronze statue is larger than life!

Hello There! (by Peter Rivera)

Shoes on Danube Bank, Budapest


The Jewish memorial was built in remembrance of Jews killed by the Arrow Cross military during World War II. The memorial is located on the Pest side of the Danube promenade, south of the Hungarian Parliament. Plan a trip to Budapest to know more about the history of this sculpture.

They remember (by Javier Cohen)

Knotted Gun, New York


Situated at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, this sculpture is a fitting symbolism of the ideals upheld by the peacekeeping organization. The sculpture by Carl Fredrik Reuterswärd shows a Colt Python .357 Magnum Revolver where the barrel is knotted and nuzzle is turned upwards.

Hands Up! (by sari_dennise)

People of the River, Singapore


Situated to the left of the Cavenagh River, the First Generation or People of the River sculpture shows a group of five boys jumping off the bridge to go for a swim in the river. The bronze sculpture has been created by Chong Fah Cheong.

Dive Off! (by William Cho)

Rundle Mall Pigs, Adelaide


Meet Horatio, Truffles, Oliver and Augusta, the life sized piggies at the Rundle Mall! Officially known as “A Day Out”, this somewhat quirky sculpture by Marguerite Derricourt is one of the most unique sculptures around the world! A visit to Adelaide would be incomplete without visiting this attraction.


Sniffing Around! (by Syed Abdul Khaliq)

Manneken Pis, Brussels


A landmark in Brussels, Manneken Pis depicts a small boy urinating in a fountain basin. The sculpture, designed by Hiëronymus Duquesnoy the Elder, has many interesting legends surrounding it. Visit Brussels to find out more!


Just in time for the World Cup! (by Smabs Sputzer)

Maman, London


This gigantic steel spider sculpture, created by Louis Bourgeois, is 9 m tall and supported on eight slender legs. The name of the sculpture, located on Tate Modern, literally translates to Mother.


Leggy Beauty (by Kathleen Tyler Conklin)

Walking to the Sky, Pittsburgh

A creation of Carnegie Mellon alumni Jonathan Borofsky, this seven tonne sculpture depicts several people scaling the 100 foot tall stainless steel pole. The installation is present in various other locations, but this one at Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania is the famous one!


Soaring High (by daveynin)

Kelpies, Scotland

Based on the myth of the transforming beasts, the Kelpies were designed by Andy Scott as part of The Helix project. The Kelpie maquettes are made from steel and were welded by hand to give it the final finish.


Afterglow! (by Jonathan Combe)

These marvels of the modern world are a fine example of “when science meets art”! These unique sculptures around the world are as significant for their history as they are for great photographic opportunities!

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