posted on Oct, 14 2011 @ 06:34 PM
reply to post by Cheesefacedogbone
Several of those in that article are a tad strange, but interesting nonetheless.
Thanks for posting that [color=B3A982]link
liked most of those. Here are a few of them.
That particular article, doesn't actually give any details about these.
These next 2......uum, yeah, I dunno...only thought I get from these 2 is "WTF!?!"
← This one was my favorite, from that previous list/site, but I didn't know where it
was. I was searching for info about that one, and came across a couple other sites. One of the sites is
Klaus Weber’s unusual (to say the least) fountain installation titled “The Big Giving” is at least eco-friendly: the water is continually
recycled and the cocoon-like encrustations that envelope the statuesque sculptures are made from waste stone and industrial waste. This most unusual
fountain was set up at the Southbank Centre in London, UK, and the images depicted here date from the autumn of 2007.
Rastrelli’s iconic scene of Samson wrestling open the jaws of a lion has been a popular subject of both statuary and fountains for many
centuries. One of most famous examples is in St. Petersburg, Russia, as part of The Great Cascade.
Here are a couple different views of the Kindlifresserbrunnen.
The Kindlifresserbrunnen (Child Eater Fountain, in
German) or Ogre Fountain dates from 1544 and is one of many Gothic fountains dating from Bern’s golden age. The ogre that sits atop a tall tower is
depicted biting hungrily into the head of a squirming baby while other fearful infants peek out from the bag slung over his shoulder. If anyone
wonders why the Swiss are generally quiet, respectful, serious folks, it may be because their parents took them to see (and be traumatized by) the
Ogre Fountain when they were young.
These last few are just cool.
OK. This is just way too much.
[color=FFA126]Warning: Some of the statues found within the following link, may be disturbing to some. Click at your own risk.
[color=FFC859]Trendhunters - 50 Outstanding Statues
Here. I'll give a couple examples:
Now just remember that [color=FFA126]these↑ ARE NOT the disturbing ones.
There's all sort of strange things on there, but also some that are very interesting.
edit on 10/14/11 by BrokenCircles because: (no reason given)