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Exodus
Dec 11, 2006, 8:07 AM
...Show them.

Heres a few in Detroit

Spirit of Detroit AKA "Jolly Green Giant", he is 3 stories tall.
http://detroit1701.org/Graphics/Spirit1.JPG

The Thinker
http://steelflame.zoto.com/img/45/1239bc41b0f13faa9dd75f1c43e05edd-.jpg

Passo Di Danza
http://steelflame.zoto.com/img/45/6b7959f42463bc5c3962dc7b910b7a8d-.jpg

Soldiers and Sailors Monument
http://steelflame.zoto.com/img/45/c5b1916b35ade6b3cc925cc1a1464531-.jpg

Antoine De Lamothe Cadillac(founder of the city)
http://detroit1701.org/Graphics/CadillacLanding2.jpg

The name speaks for itself
http://steelflame.zoto.com/img/45/09c407662760905fa0666b23dabf053f-.jpg

Ty Cobb
http://steelflame.zoto.com/img/45/b0179eb291a374c7cb289b4c8ec6aad7-.jpg

Joe Louis
http://steelflame.zoto.com/img/original/a934e16b09264664711ec1a3119fd80d-.jpg

Henry Ford
http://steelflame.zoto.com/img/45/fc5956c58ee955a760a1c106fb1d8284-.jpg

Catching Up: In one of The DPM stations
http://steelflame.zoto.com/img/45/9de48fb5117d00321fdbb39763979f65-.jpg

La Fleuve Et La Garonne
http://steelflame.zoto.com/img/45/03688561bb30a0bdb226c7a2c58775e9-.jpg

Nymphe Et Armor
http://steelflame.zoto.com/img/45/2b6a652f79403ea508640e0221846985-.jpg

Hurlbut Memorial Gate At Water Works Park: It is 132 ft. wide & 50 ft. in height, and the terrace is 12 feet above street level(2 stories)
http://steelflame.zoto.com/img/45/5c5fce2142a78e47e250c90b4a3ffd87-.jpg

Judge Augustus Woodwards Plan For The City Of Detroit
http://steelflame.zoto.com/img/45/3de297424bb11e3243333f4b2d8fc2c4-.jpg

http://steelflame.zoto.com/img/original/cefb7173da71f76fe21c2323c84be1a4-.jpg

"The Steeple" At Kennedy Sq.
http://steelflame.zoto.com/img/45/22d70b833f01aae27235a3955ff6ec8b-.jpg

Calder Sculpture
http://steelflame.zoto.com/img/45/8639f9eb9d703d685e97dbcdcfaffe6f-.jpg

"Transcending" Labor Legacy Monument
http://steelflame.zoto.com/img/45/1d9127c1bf883f7c05dd3d639a98d334-.jpg

Pylon
http://steelflame.zoto.com/img/45/c92669bd55f5eeb36cb6bc8604b4acca-.jpg

The Hand Of God
http://steelflame.zoto.com/img/45/9c7c4c80e12aa5135489829c13389222-.jpg

Millenium Bell At Grand Circus Park
http://steelflame.zoto.com/img/original/f9e2ce9a9ffc687687297ebab4a2cb26-.jpg

This 185 ft. tower at Water Works Park was torn down. :(
http://info.detnews.com/dn/history/waterworks/images/tower.jpg

http://info.detnews.com/dn/history/waterworks/images/towertrees.jpg


Also Gordie Howe will be getting a statue, it's about time.
http://www.detnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20061122/UPDATE/611220468



Note: These are some pics I found on a couple of websites, I do not take any credit for them.

Exodus
Dec 12, 2006, 2:03 PM
bump

SD_Phil
Dec 12, 2006, 3:07 PM
I'll bite. Anyone that's been to SD should be able to ID most of these since they're almost all in the same spot:


1. SUNGOD @ UCSD
http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid220/p334cda3e550ffd7163c7756e932c7c19/eba7bf76.jpg
2.I do believe this is Mr. Horton @ the Horton Plaza:
http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid220/p837d912a6c42e8e8595114d87de2ac5d/eba7bf79.jpg
3. Murillo @ Balboa Park
http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid220/p309b688f546357345232a4964e25a7a2/eba7bf78.jpg
4. Zurbaran @ BP
http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid220/p7b9aae868b1138a3e2ee9f451072b55f/eba7bf77.jpg
5.Velazquez @ BP
http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid220/pd8dd5362ae6636e005478e1e6621fb9b/eba7bf62.jpg
6.? @ BP
http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid220/p1c142a1d6df075d214251679db656da4/eba7bf5e.jpg
7.
http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid220/pe05285fb06340d89b82f7e0251369b80/eba7bf5a.jpg
8.
http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid220/p0be57db43324ca0984cf0d03d746ca43/eba7bf44.jpg
9.
http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid220/p9508c7ae37717b920f0f399d7da6e48d/eba7bf48.jpg
10.
http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid220/p6f3f8dabad504d39723e2d628f92dc61/eba7bf3b.jpg

flar
Dec 12, 2006, 5:09 PM
Every city should have tons of statues. A few from Hamilton, Ontario:

http://i84.photobucket.com/albums/k28/segaert/jamesville/00062.jpg

http://i84.photobucket.com/albums/k28/segaert/downtown%20hamilton/63.jpg

http://i84.photobucket.com/albums/k28/segaert/downtown%20hamilton/8.jpg

A monument to a decisive battle during the War of 1812:

http://i84.photobucket.com/albums/k28/segaert/stoneycreek/00053.jpg
http://i84.photobucket.com/albums/k28/segaert/stoneycreek/00060.jpg

hauntedheadnc
Dec 12, 2006, 6:59 PM
From Asheville:

This sculpture has a name but nobody knows what it is. It's known, by everyone, as "that big metal tree at the Federal Building."

http://p.vtourist.com/601289-Nice_Sculpture_Across_From_Hotel-Asheville.jpg

The Vance Monument, erected in 1897 to honor Zebulon Baird Vance, Civil War-era governor of North Carolina, born just north of town. A statue of Vance stands in the US Capitol, and he was known as an outspoken advocate of tolerance. Every year, the local Jewish congregations and the local chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution lay a wreath on his grave in rememberance of that.

http://p.vtourist.com/833244-Things_To_Do-Asheville.jpg

A very bad bronze copy of the gravestone angel that inspired the title of Thomas Wolfe's Look Homeward, Angel. The real marble deal is located in a cemetery in Hendersonville.

http://p.vtourist.com/833308-Local_Customs-Asheville.jpg

Statues at Biltmore House.

http://p.vtourist.com/833315-statue_viewing_estate_from_the_lawn-Asheville.jpg

http://p.vtourist.com/834702-one_of_many_fountains-Asheville.jpg

http://p.vtourist.com/834703-grounds_full_of_secret_beauty-Asheville.jpg

http://p.vtourist.com/1041747-detail_of_the_grand_staircase-Asheville.jpg

http://p.vtourist.com/1041745-one_of_many_fountains_at_the_biltmore_estate-Asheville.jpg

http://p.vtourist.com/1380979-Travel_Picture-Asheville.jpg

http://p.vtourist.com/1900798-Statue_and_Biltmore_Estate_Asheville_NC-Asheville.jpg

http://p.vtourist.com/2841397-Travel_Picture-Asheville.jpg

http://p.vtourist.com/2862962-Ramada_Plaza_Hotel_Asheville-Asheville.jpg

The 'Crossroads' station on the Asheville Urban Trail, in Pack Square. It honors the fact that Asheville was born as a tourist town when, from the 1790's up through the mid 1800's, farmers driving their livestock to market from Greenville, SC to Greeneville, TN found the city to be a convenient halfway place to stop and rest.

http://p.vtourist.com/1363046-Things_To_Do-Asheville.jpg

The 'Flat Iron' station on the Urban Trail. It stands at the base of the Flat Iron Building, and also marks the fact that the Asheville Laundry once stood nearby.

http://p.vtourist.com/2231379-in_front_of_the_flat_iron_battery_park_avenue-Asheville.jpg

http://www.world-guides.com/images/asheville/asheville_iron_statue.jpg

'Past and Promise' on the Urban Trail. This little bronze girl has become something of a city symbol. People like to dress her up. She's been found wearing a bra and a party hat after a downtown festival, and a coat when snow threatens.

http://p.vtourist.com/2255210-whimsical_statuary-Asheville.jpg

The Grove Arcade Public Market. Meet the griffins, Roger and Ben.

http://p.vtourist.com/3145403-Things_To_Do-Asheville.jpg

I believe this is Roger. My monitor's kind of dark, so I can't read the plaque all that well.

http://p.vtourist.com/3145405-Things_To_Do-Asheville.jpg

Civil War monument.

http://scvcamp15.com/images/chickamauga_statue.jpg

'Continuum.' The first public sculpture placed downtown, in 1983.

http://www.ashevillearts.com/myimages/Images%20E-H/Energy%20Loop2.jpg

The statue of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., in MLK Park.

http://www.hallierart.com/images/public_com/mlkmemorial_asheville_sm.jpg

Last but not least, the 'Appalachian Stage' station on the Urban Trail, on the little plaza in front of the Civic Center.

http://www.city-data.com/cpicv/vfiles15857.jpg

hauntedheadnc
Dec 14, 2006, 8:23 PM
This is a beautiful thread, so it needs a bump. I'd like to see more statues and monuments. You DC and NYC people could flood the thread!

rockyi
Dec 15, 2006, 3:13 AM
Just a few photos I took around the Quad Cities...
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v420/rockyi/Dcp_0910.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v420/rockyi/014_23.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v420/rockyi/Dcp_0702.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v420/rockyi/Dcp_0846.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v420/rockyi/Dcp_0831.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v420/rockyi/008_17A-1.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v420/rockyi/009_16A.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v420/rockyi/016_12a.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v420/rockyi/025_21a.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v420/rockyi/010_6a.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v420/rockyi/012_8a.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v420/rockyi/034_3.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v420/rockyi/006_2a.jpg

A "What Is It"
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v420/rockyi/028_9.jpg

hauntedheadnc
Dec 15, 2006, 3:20 AM
Just a few around the Quad Cities...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v420/rockyi/025_21a.jpg

Creepy, but I like it. Victorian cemeteries are the best.

rockyi
Dec 15, 2006, 3:46 AM
That entire cemetery (Chippiannock) is on the historical register. That particular monument was made in Belgium in the late 1800's for the Cable family.

DJM19
Dec 15, 2006, 5:20 AM
Los Angeles

Korean Bell of Friendship
http://www.californiaseascapes.com/Coastal/600k_images/friendship_bell_02.jpg

Amelia Earhart Statue
http://reg.golfreg.com/images/uploads/2395/Web_%20AE_Statue.JPG

Tommy Trojan at USC!
http://www.davidgodden.com/blog/Tommy%20Trojan%20Statue.JPG

Magic Johnson Statue
http://www.bumperboy.net/sightings/images/la06_bboy3.jpg

Carlos III of Spain, sent Felipe de Neve to found LA
http://www.usc.edu/isd/archives/la/historic/carlos3.jpeg

Don Felipe de Neve, founder of Los Angeles
http://www.usc.edu/libraries/archives/la/historic/deneve.jpeg

Emiliano Zapata, leading figure in mexican revolution
http://www.walkinginla.com/2005/Sep05/90537.jpg

El Cura Don Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, father of mexican independence
http://www.publicartinla.com/sculptures/Lincoln_Park/hidalgo.jpeg

Sun Yat-Sen, Chinese revolutionary and leader in Republic of China
http://you-are-here.com/sculpture/sun_yat_sen.jpg

Lucille Ball, actress (there are a couple of her)
http://www.seeing-stars.com/Images/Slides/LucyStatue.JPG

Jeanne D'Arc
http://you-are-here.com/sculpture/jeanne.jpg

Griffith J. Griffith
http://you-are-here.com/sculpture/griffith.jpg

Lincoln
http://you-are-here.com/sculpture/lincoln.jpg

Harrison Gray Otis
http://you-are-here.com/sculpture/otis.jpg

Peace on Earth
http://you-are-here.com/sculpture/peace.jpg

Johnny Carson
http://www.seeing-stars.com/Images/Slides/JohnnyCarsonStatue.JPG

Jack Benny
http://www.seeing-stars.com/Images/Slides/JackBennyStatue.JPG

Charlie Chaplin
http://www.movieactors.com/photos-hollywood/charlie-statue.jpg

Shinran Shonin
http://www.nishihongwanji-la.org/church/photos/shinran/images/shinran7.jpg

Exodus
Dec 15, 2006, 8:00 AM
Really interesting stuff, I would love to see more.

rockyi
Dec 16, 2006, 3:33 AM
A few more from the Quad Cities. Some rather questionable.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v420/rockyi/Dcp_0599.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v420/rockyi/Dcp_0552.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v420/rockyi/Dcp_0550.jpg

This tic tac toe /outhouse thing is actually a Sol LeWitt sculpture.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v420/rockyi/Dcp_0605.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v420/rockyi/Dcp_0885.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v420/rockyi/012_9a.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v420/rockyi/013_9a.jpg

Not crazy about this one.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v420/rockyi/012_9A.jpg

Nope, not even up close.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v420/rockyi/013_10A.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v420/rockyi/Dcp_0630.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v420/rockyi/015_22.jpg

Life sized bronzes.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v420/rockyi/030_7.jpg

hauntedheadnc
Dec 16, 2006, 4:49 AM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v420/rockyi/012_9A.jpg

Seems rather grim. What's the significance?

Exodus
Dec 16, 2006, 1:57 PM
Seems rather grim. What's the significance?I like it in a weird kind of way.

rockyi
Dec 16, 2006, 3:11 PM
Seems rather grim. What's the significance?
I don't think there is a significance. That's what happens when you commission local artists to decorate your streets and automatically applaud their finished work even though it eventually leaves people scratching their heads. Like the "hammer" I posted above......
Here's another angle.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v420/rockyi/009_6A.jpg
People will look at it and say things like...."Ooooh....well....it's a hammer.....why is it broken....and why is it soooo damn big?"..."What does it mean?"
I suppose they're really not that bad but they do have me asking WTF, but maybe that's the whole idea.

UncleRando
Dec 16, 2006, 7:08 PM
Here are some random shots from various locations...

Hamilton, OH (aka City of Sculpture):
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e33/UncleRando/Hamilton/PublicArt2.jpg

http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e33/UncleRando/Hamilton/PublicArt3.jpg


Carmel, IN (downtown)
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e33/UncleRando/Indianapolis/Carmel/Statue1.jpg

http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e33/UncleRando/Indianapolis/Carmel/Statue3.jpg


Indianapolis, IN (downtown)
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e33/UncleRando/Indianapolis/Downtown/DeerFountain.jpg


Cincinnati, OH (downtown)
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e33/UncleRando/Cincinnati/Downtown/PiattPark3.jpg

http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e33/UncleRando/Cincinnati/Downtown/PiattPark5.jpg

http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e33/UncleRando/Cincinnati/Downtown/Christmas%202006/P1010149.jpg

University of Cincinnati: Oscar Robertson
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e33/UncleRando/Cincinnati/Uptown/University%20of%20Cincinnati/Oscar.jpg


Dayton, OH (downtown)
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e33/UncleRando/Dayton/Park.jpg

http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e33/UncleRando/Dayton/PublicArt.jpg


NYC
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e33/UncleRando/NewYorkCity/StatueofLiberty1.jpg


Washington DC
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e33/UncleRando/WashingtonDC/LincolnMemorial2.jpg

http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e33/UncleRando/WashingtonDC/WashingtonMonument1.jpg

hauntedheadnc
Dec 16, 2006, 9:42 PM
I don't think there is a significance. That's what happens when you commission local artists to decorate your streets and automatically applaud their finished work even though it eventually leaves people scratching their heads.

She looks like she's dying in some sort of explosion.

hauntedheadnc
Dec 16, 2006, 9:43 PM
The pics from the Hamiltons (Ontario and Ohio) are really sweet. The detail in those statues from Hamilton, ON is amazing! What do they commemorate?

UncleRando
Dec 16, 2006, 10:33 PM
^From Hamilton, OH....the one with the cape, in the street, is for Alexander Hamilton (the city's namesake), and the other is the Soldiers, Sailors & Pioneers Monument.

Here are some more from Hamilton:

Hebe, Nymph of Streams and Brooks
http://www.cityofsculpture.org/images/FountainUntitled.jpg

The Hamilton Gateway
http://www.cityofsculpture.org/images/HamGatewayCPick.jpg

Symmes Monument
http://www.cityofsculpture.org/images/HoleintheEarth.jpg

Shared Vision
http://www.cityofsculpture.org/images/SharedVision.jpg

First Ride
http://www.cityofsculpture.org/images/FirstRide.jpg

Some various ones:
http://www.cityofsculpture.org/images/BusinessCommunity.jpg

http://www.cityofsculpture.org/images/UrbanCommunity.jpg

http://www.cityofsculpture.org/images/Community.jpg

http://www.cityofsculpture.org/images/aspiration.jpg

http://www.cityofsculpture.org/images/citizen.jpg

http://www.cityofsculpture.org/images/cube.jpg

http://www.cityofsculpture.org/images/serpentine.jpg

Snapshot
http://www.cityofsculpture.org/images/Snapshot.jpg

Firefighter Memorial
http://www.cityofsculpture.org/images/FiremenMemorial.jpg

Lentil
http://www.cityofsculpture.org/images/Lentil.jpg

Spring
http://www.cityofsculpture.org/images/Spring.jpg

Space Tower
http://www.cityofsculpture.org/images/SpaceTower.jpg

Legacy of Literature
http://www.cityofsculpture.org/images/LegacyofLit.jpg

Someday
http://www.cityofsculpture.org/images/Someday.gif

Hannah
http://www.cityofsculpture.org/images/hannah_cos.gif

http://www.cityofsculpture.org/images/FHHH%20scuplture.jpg


All of these images are from:
http://www.cityofsculpture.org/sculpture.html#Hebe,%20Nymph

More information on these pieces, as well as, other pieces you can visit the website above.