Strange Statues

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Maybe the visitors' shoes will thereafter need less shining? I was intrigued to learn of the cat-couple statue in Krasnodar - I have cat-loving relatives who live there, but this is the first I heard of it.

And surely the well-rubbed portions of the allegedly anatomically-true-to-life statue of Peter the Great in the Peter and Paul Fortress in St Petersburg deserve mention here.

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Peter the Great had microcephaly?
 

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#33
Keighley town centre had a statue of the giant 'Rombold'.

But he was rather 'over endowed' (it stood out a mile) and people kept hanging things on it.

So his pride and joy was drastically reduced by the council.

Then he disappeared from the centre.

Maybe he found the whole episode too embarrassing.

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A giant (or is that colossal) squid statue/ artwork has appeared outside Reading station.
It looked a bit precarious in today's strong winds.

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Are its tentacles solid, or do they flap around in the wind? A slap in the face from a giant squid at the railway station would be a heck of an excuse for missing a dull meeting...

Cool squid though
 

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Are its tentacles solid, or do they flap around in the wind? A slap in the face from a giant squid at the railway station would be a heck of an excuse for missing a dull meeting...

Cool squid though

Edit - I haven't quite got the hang of navigation yet. I have just seen the later, lit up photo. Definitely cool, definitely not flapping. As you were!
 

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Are its tentacles solid, or do they flap around in the wind? A slap in the face from a giant squid at the railway station would be a heck of an excuse for missing a dull meeting...

Cool squid though
When I first photographed the beast yesterday lunchtime, the tentacles were moving in the wind, with one bent towards the ground and which appeared to have dropped off by the evening. The squid seems to be made from fibreglass, like the notorious "blucifer" statue at Denver airport.
 

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... Babies on the tv tower by Ĉerný
The babies were removed in 2017 for inspection and maintenance purposes. Their (cloned) replacements were re-installed in spring 2019.

For cleaning and structural checks, these Babies were removed from the tower in the fall of 2017. After examination of the condition of the sculptures was made a decision to replace them with identical duplicates. In March 2019 were installed the duplicates of the "Babies" on their original positions. The original Babies were returned to David Černý.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Žižkov_Television_Tower
 

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#40
Maybe the visitors' shoes will thereafter need less shining? I was intrigued to learn of the cat-couple statue in Krasnodar - I have cat-loving relatives who live there, but this is the first I heard of it.

And surely the well-rubbed portions of the allegedly anatomically-true-to-life statue of Peter the Great in the Peter and Paul Fortress in St Petersburg deserve mention here.

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You're not the only Fortean to have noticed his strange proportions:



:sneaky2:

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#41
Perhaps a sad reflection on my overuse of social media, but I came into this thread thinking the title said "Strange Statuses". Thought it would be full of weird Facebook posts before people went missing and that.
I bet there is such a thread on here somewhere.
 

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More from Denver International Airport:

EDIT;
Reddit-hosted video of an animatronic gargoyle statue.


www.reddit.com/r/Denver/comments/d8q38w
(Copy & paste into your browser's address entry box if necessary)


(Reason For Editing: Report received complaining about video's unavoidable auto-play.)
 
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Snugburys Sculptures

This is local to me. There are lots of photos online and websites which mention the sculptures.

Every summer the Snugburys dairy farm and ice cream factory has a new giant sculpture built in the field next to the main road. The link shows some of them, including the famous Dalek and Peter Rabbit effigies.

There are lots of websites which mention the sculptures. You can stand close to them for photos so of course I carefully posed Techy under Peter's bum for one.

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However, this particular sculpture was eventually burned down and rebuilt. The incident reminded me of the Danish straw goat sculpture which arsonists try to attack every year. I wondered if this was a random attack, or if the sculptures might be regularly targeted like the Goat?
We'll see.

(The Danish goat is well-protected these days and there are webcams trained on it so the public can help keep watch. A friend of my son who lives nearby promises to keep us posted!)

Here I am with the Dalek. It swiveled around and said 'EXTERMINATE! EXTERMINATE!' when you approached.

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It looked espcially impressive from the road and was definitely my favourite.
Nobody dared burn THAT down!
 

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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.
 

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Snugburys Sculptures



Here I am with the Dalek. It swiveled around and said 'EXTERMINATE! EXTERMINATE!' when you approached.

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It looked espcially impressive from the road and was definitely my favourite.
Nobody dared burn THAT down!
To be fair, you also swivel around saying "Exterminate! Exterminate!" when people approach. Which is why we love you so...
 

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This is a real house, the "Flintstone House" off of Hwy 280 near Standford, California. It used to be painted white, and lacked the present outdoor decor. Looked better then . . .
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