Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain.
Saint-Paul de Vence, France. “Le Grand Van Gogh” by Italian sculptor Bruno Catalano.
Ekaterinburg, Russia. Monument to a keyboard.
Key West, Florida, USA. The work by J. Seward Johnson Jr. inspired by French impressionists (Renoir).
Toronto, Canada. “Immigrant family” by Tom Otterness.
Prague, Czech Republic. Two Peeing Guys by David Cerny. It’s not just peeing, but smart-peeing as the two figures move realistically during the process: an electric mechanism driven by a couple of microprocessors swivels the upper part of the body, while the penis goes up and down. The stream of water writes quotes from famous Prague residents. A visitor can interrupt them by sending SMS message from mobile phone to a number, displayed next to the sculptures. The living statue then ‘writes’ the text of the message, before carrying on as before.
Singapore. “First generation” by Chong Fah Cheong. His name associates with a number of sculptures depicting people living and working near Singapore river in 1970-th – 80-th. This monument is situated near by Hotel Fullerton on Singapore river.
China. Funny monument to jeans.
Ekaterinburg, Russia. At the train station.
Strasbourg, France. “Heart of Europe” (“Europe a Coeur”) in front of the buildings of European Parlament was designed by former prima ballerina of the Monte Carlo Ballet Ludmilla Tcherina in 1991 and became the official symbol of the European Union.
Lodz, Poland. Apparently people can move in funny ways in Lodz.
Paris, France. A few streets behind the Sacre Coeur cathedral, you can find this wonderful, but little known sculpture of Jean Marais “A man passing through a wall”. It was created as a tribute to the writer Marcel Ayme and is a depiction of the main character in his story “The one who passes through walls“.
Jaffa, Israel. According to Judaic canons (e.g. “Antiquities of the Jews” by Josephus Flavius) it is not allowed to depict human beings. Therefore, in Israel you’ll mostly find abstract type of sculptures.
Kiev, Ukraine. Street lights in Love.
Caen, France. Sculpture by Carl Fredrik Reutersward from Sweden.
Bydgoszcz, Poland. “Man crossing the river” is a sculpture of a naked man holding a pole and two arrows, and balancing on a wire stretched across the Bdra River. The sculpture was created by Jerzy Kedziora and unveiled on 1 May 2004, the day when Poland joined the European Union. It has been designed so that its center of mass is below the wire, which prevents the 50-kilogram statue from flipping.
Strasbourg, France. Going into the sky. Cool sculpture on quai Kleber.
Cape Town, South Africa.
Derbyshire, United Kingdom. A giant sculpture of a seven-month-old baby by artist Marc Quinn entitled ‘Planet’ at Chatsworth House.
Lausanne, Switzerland. This touching sculpture is probably called “Mother and child” or maybe those are aliens from Wall-E?
Venice, Italy. Tea cups in Lido Di
Bratislava, Slovakia. On the photo hunt.
Gota Canal, Sweden. This cute and funny bunnies helping their mate are situated on one of the banks of the 190 kilometer long Gota Canal. It was built in 19th century and starts from Sweden’s east coast and travels through the country’s southern parts to the Vänern Lake, passing through idyllic and picturesque Swedish scenery.
Darhan, Mongolia. Monument to a miner.
Philadelphia, USA. Monument to clothespin.
Tel Aviv, Israel. Woman giving birth to a baby.
Melbourn, Australia. Everything is upside down over there :)
Key West, Florida, USA. Matisse’s “Dance” depicted by J. Seward Johnson Jr.
Wateringen, the Netherlands.
Tokyo, Japan. Chasing one another.
Los Angeles, USA. Monument to a Clerk. It turns out not only ostriches can hide their heads in sand.
New York, USA. A Crocodile eating a Capitalist in Brooklyn.
Shanghai, China. At the art-exhibition.
Seoul, South Korea.
Boston, USA. “Make way for Ducklings” by Nancy Schon (Boston Public Garden). It’s based on children’s picture book written and illustrated by Robert McCloskey The replica of this sculpture is installed in Moscow as a gift from Mrs. Barbara Bush to Mrs. Raisa Gorbachev.
St.-Petersburg, Russia. Who lost the shoes?
Oslo, Norway. The sculpture by famous Norwegian sculptor Gustav Vigeland “Man chasing four geniuses” (1930) can give lots of room for interpretation. Is it a man playing with four spirits-patrons of arithmetic, geometry, music and astronomy, or is it all about casting off childhood and becoming a man? (in Vigeland Park in Oslo)
Oxford, United Kingdom. Caution: Flying sharks!
Kiev, Ukraine. The chairs.
Dalang Town, China
Paris, France. Monument to the finger in La Defense, the coolest modern district of Paris.
France. Monument to Le Tour de France.
London, UK. Traffic light tree. Designed by Pierre Vivant, “Traffic Light Tree” has 75 sets of traffic lights. The sculpture was created to mimic a tree on one side and reflect the energy of the developing Canary Wharf area on another.
Paris, France. Cool armchair to sit on!
Alliance, Nebraska, USA. Carhenge is a replica of England’s Stonehenge located near the city of Alliance, Nebraska on the High Plains. Instead of being made from stones (as is the case with the original Stonehenge), Carhenge is constructed of vintage American automobiles, all covered with gray spray paint. Built by Jim Reinders.