Wednesday, August 24, 2011

The most impressive statues in the world!

Every one of course knows and admires the Statue of Liberty in New York, however it is not the only magnificent statue in the world. Some statues are more advertised than others; that is why here we will see some not widely known, great statues. 

"Mother Motherland" is located in the Ukrainian capital, Kiev. It has stood there for over 40 years and when it was built it was the tallest statue in the world, being 102 metres tall and weighing 530 tones. 

"Lord Shiva" located in Murudeshwar, India. The statue has been built out of a single stone found right there in the sea. Detail is evident, emphasising the long shapely fingers, intricately knotted hair, the serpent coiled around its neck and the tiger skin he's seated on. It is 37 metres high and needed two years for it to be completed. 

"The Motherland Calls" located in Volgograd, Russia commemorates the Battle of Stalingrad. It was declared the largest statue in the world in 1967, being the last non-religious statue to be declared the largest, every record holder since has been a Buddhism related sculpture. It is 85 metres high and weighs 8.000 tones.

"Gundam Robot" in Tokyo is the most modern looking statue in this category, being 18 meters high. It was inspired by a Japanese comic series. 

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