Strange Statues & Sculptures

Kondoru

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Oh, men not noticing tonkers, that is so embarrasing.

(How do rocket enthuisiasts cope?)

Men are just as fussy over rucksack fit and comfort as women, I assure you.
 

pandacracker

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Does anyone recall a photo in Fortean Times (circa early 00's) of a rather creepy statue that was supposed to have inspired a pair of murderers on a killing spree? I'd thought the murderers were Brady and Hindley, but since I can find zero reference to statues in that story, I must've been mistaken. I do believe they were British, though.

I've been obsessed with finding this again for ages, but so far have found nothing.

Might it be this?

https://dunning.uk.net/maggie.html
 

escargot

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Men are just as fussy over rucksack fit and comfort as women, I assure you.

I don't dispute that, but to them it's a rucksack. To a woman the strap arrangement might resemble a bra. She already knows what to expect/demand in terms of fit, comfort etc.

It was just an example though, of something women take for granted that men might not.
In the same way that an erect todger means something to men that it doesn't to women.
 

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It could also mean exactly the same thing, as in "thank fuck it still works!"
Yes but that's a bloke's OWN todger!

I've long believed that the general ban on the showing of an erect penis isn't to protect sensitive women from the sight of them.

More likely, it's to protect male viewers from seeing another man's pride and joy.
 

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Saw this on Facebook -

The stunning tomb of Jules Verne (1828-1905) can be found in the Cimetière de la Madeleine in Amiens, France.

Sculptor Albert Roze used Verne's death mask to make the sculpture, which depicts the author breaking free of his tomb and reaching for the sky.



Grave of Jules Verne.jpg
 

Kondoru

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Jules Vernes tomb is indeed thrilling.

Not many have a place of repose so wonderful.
 

Trevp666

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Alan Partridge statue appears in Norwich.
(Aaah-Haaaaah !)
"The Bafta award-winning character, born in King's Lynn, Norfolk, made his debut appearance in 1991 as a sports presenter on BBC Radio 4's On the Hour.
He moved on to television with programmes including The Day Today, Knowing Me Knowing You and I'm Alan Partridge."

(For those not from the UK - Alan Partridge is a fictional character created by comedian Steve Coogan)

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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-norfolk-54277794
 

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Belgrade, Serbia - statue of one of the most beloved Serbian church leaders
and no... he has never shown any signs of being able to levitate, nor was he into yoga...

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Fragments from the 38 statues of Atlas that served as structural supports (telamones) for a Temple of Zeus in Sicily have been reassembled into a composite replica of the originals, and it will be erected at the temple site. Both the reconstruction and the presentation are somewhat controversial.
A Colossal Statue of Atlas Will Rise Again

Sicily’s Temple of Zeus once featured 38 giant likenesses of the mythological Titan. Now, a reassembled version is set to go on view

A reassembled, 26-foot-tall statue of the mythological Titan Atlas will soon stand guard over the Temple of Zeus in Agrigento, Sicily.

As Franz Lidz reports for the New York Times, Roberto Sciarratta, director of the Valley of the Temples archaeological park, commissioned the “Franken-Atlas”—which will feature fragments from eight of the temple’s original limestone Atlases within a steel-ribbed contemporary likeness of the Titan—in honor of the 2,600th anniversary of Akragas’ (now known as Agrigento) founding.

Once home to 38 towering Atlas statues, each of which seemingly supported a section of the structure’s architrave, or main beam, the Temple of Zeus was the largest Doric temple ever constructed. Built during the fifth century B.C. but never completed, the architectural wonder is now in ruins. ...

FULL STORY (With Photos):
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/atlas-statue-will-stand-again-180975996/
 

EnolaGaia

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Maybe this statue isn't all that strange, but it's strange how the police repeatedly get called to investigate when it's installed in a new location. Whatever else you might think of it, it 'works' for its intended purpose - drawing people's attention to the issue of homelessness.
Sleeping homeless man on bench reported to Ohio cops. It was a sculpture of Jesus

A homeless man sleeping on a park bench reported to Ohio police was actually a sculpture of Jesus to raise awareness about homelessness.

Within minutes of the statue’s installation this week, a police officer went to St. Barnabas Episcopal Church in Bay Village, a community west of Cleveland, to investigate, the Rev. Alex Martin tweeted.

“Within twenty minutes of the statue arriving, I was having a conversation with a very kind police officer because someone called to report a homeless man sleeping on a park bench. Within twenty minutes...” Martin tweeted. ...

The church installed the “Homeless Jesus” statue because “though homelessness is a not a significant problem in our immediate neighborhood, we don’t have to drive far to find those in tremendous need.” According to the church, this is a common problem in communities that have displayed the traveling statue.

“The caller surely contacted the police out of genuine concern and the responding officer was excellent: he was extremely professional and eager to learn more about the sculpture and its intended message,” the church said.

The response to the statue “speaks to its power,” the church said. ...

FULL NEWS STORY:
https://news.yahoo.com/sleeping-homeless-man-bench-reported-231024056.html

THE CHURCH'S WEBPAGE ABOUT THE STATUE AND THE INCIDENT:
https://www.stbarnabasbv.org/homeless-jesus

THE PHILANTHROPIC ORGANIZATION THAT OWNS THE TOURING STATUE:
https://www.communitywestfoundation.org/about
 

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