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    Weekly Photo Challenge - Statues

    I've been doing some traveling lately and have seen plenty of statues. Show me some of yours.
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    AWESOME! Been waiting for this one. Now...to figure out where in the world that park is located... THANKS, SARA!
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    Mario the Dragon, Drexel University's mascot, at Market Street in Philadelphia.





    Anthony J. Drexel himself, the founder:





    Something outside the athletic center...



    These are in the oldest building on campus, which was the original university when it was founded...





    I don't know what this is supposed to be. A rusty piece of metal some engineers call a statue.


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    Does this image count?


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    the statue of ned kelly outside his muesum
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    Wow, that looks like something straight out of a cartoon

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    Boatswain

    Great statues guys, fun to see all the different styles

    We do not have statues around where I live, so I show a picture of a wood statue that we have. It is 7 feet tall, carved from one tree trunk, a split in his back from the drying of the wood. It is a C*ock Of The Walk -- A Boatswain -- U.S.N. 1812. I decked him out in a SitePoint T-shirt for this photo, and I removed the background to make him clearer.

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    Just got back from vacation - I think it will be obvious where - and snapped these four statues!









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    These are some great pictures. I love the dragon and the boatswain. Below are some of mine.

    I LOVED this statue and it didn't have a plaque on it to tell me what it was. I took this in Innsbruck, Austria.



    Below is a picture of Christine de Lalaing who was the wife of a governor in Tournai, belgium. She played an important role in the defense of the city during the 1581 siege by the Spanish. She was dressed up that day for a party



    Below is a fountain in Salzburg, Austria that was made in the 1660s - 1680s


    Here are a couple of statues on the bridges over the river Seine in Paris.




    These are pictures from Savannah georgia or Confederate leaders.


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    This weekend I did some sightseeing. I went to the town of Waterloo (about 30 min drive from me) and explored the old battlefield. The battle of waterloo was probably as important to European history as the Civil War is to the US history. It is the battle where Napoleon was defeated. It was only 200 years ago but it was really incredible to be out there! The place definitely had a presence.

    The photo below doesn't do the statue justice. It was a huge hill (my legs still burn from climbing it) and the statue was quite large. It is a statue of a lion with his foot on the globe, "protecting peace".

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    That statue is impressive Sara. It is one that sticks in your memory
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    That rasty piece of metal is nice. Looks intriguing.

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    I have no idea how I neglected to post this one, but belgium is famous for this little guy:

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    Manneken Pis as Santa -- that is just tooooo rich. I got a wonderful laugh out of that one. Thank you Sara
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    This was in the Copenhagen botanical gardens. Unfortunately I don't know who they are, but I noticed there was a particular part of one of them that wasn't corroded and actually quite shiny!


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    Raffles, that is a custom in Europe. People rub one prominent part of a statue, mainly bronze ones, in order to have luck, fertility and such. This one has an obvious wish behind it
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    I did not know that! Doesn't seem like the sort of thing these sceptical Europeans would do.

    This one is in a place called Batman Hill in Melbourne, Australia. Not after the Batman from the comics, I'm afraid. The coloured cup-shaped things made each axis move in the wind, making it quite a cool effect if it was windy. Otherwise it just looked odd.


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    Yes, that looks like an enlarged toy

    To come back to the rubbing of body parts on a statue: when I was a child, we would plan trips on the weekends to go to statues like that, it was part of a planed trip, since those statues usually stood in some kind of historic part of the country
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    There is a monkey in the town I live in that you are supposed to rub his head every time you pass him for good luck. It's very old and attached to a building from the 15th century. Next time I'm downtown, I will take a picture.
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    I'm surprised the monkey still has a head! All that rubbing would take its toll over 500 years.

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    That would be nice Sara.

    Rubbing bronze does not much to take off anything but the patina. Bronze is very hard. Where I grew up there was this custom to start rubbing any new statue as well, even the abstract ones.
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    Sara,
    I love that statue. The surroundings remind me of my trips to Amsterdam.
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    That picture was in fact in Amsterdam
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