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Old Posted Dec 11, 2006, 8:07 AM
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Lightbulb Monuments, Statues, & Sculptures...

...Show them.

Heres a few in Detroit

Spirit of Detroit AKA "Jolly Green Giant", he is 3 stories tall.


The Thinker


Passo Di Danza


Soldiers and Sailors Monument


Antoine De Lamothe Cadillac(founder of the city)


The name speaks for itself


Ty Cobb


Joe Louis


Henry Ford


Catching Up: In one of The DPM stations


La Fleuve Et La Garonne


Nymphe Et Armor


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)


Judge Augustus Woodwards Plan For The City Of Detroit




"The Steeple" At Kennedy Sq.


Calder Sculpture


"Transcending" Labor Legacy Monument


Pylon


The Hand Of God


Millenium Bell At Grand Circus Park


This 185 ft. tower at Water Works Park was torn down.





Also Gordie Howe will be getting a statue, it's about time.
http://www.detnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll...DATE/611220468



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

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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

2.I do believe this is Mr. Horton @ the Horton Plaza:

3. Murillo @ Balboa Park

4. Zurbaran @ BP

5.Velazquez @ BP

6.? @ BP

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Every city should have tons of statues. A few from Hamilton, Ontario:







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


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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."



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.



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.



Statues at Biltmore House.



















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.



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.





'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.



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



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



Civil War monument.



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



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



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

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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!
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Just a few photos I took around the Quad Cities...


























A "What Is It"
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Just a few around the Quad Cities...

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

Korean Bell of Friendship


Amelia Earhart Statue


Tommy Trojan at USC!


Magic Johnson Statue


Carlos III of Spain, sent Felipe de Neve to found LA


Don Felipe de Neve, founder of Los Angeles


Emiliano Zapata, leading figure in mexican revolution


El Cura Don Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, father of mexican independence


Sun Yat-Sen, Chinese revolutionary and leader in Republic of China


Lucille Ball, actress (there are a couple of her)


Jeanne D'Arc


Griffith J. Griffith


Lincoln


Harrison Gray Otis


Peace on Earth


Johnny Carson


Jack Benny


Charlie Chaplin


Shinran Shonin
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Really interesting stuff, I would love to see more.

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A few more from the Quad Cities. Some rather questionable.







This tic tac toe /outhouse thing is actually a Sol LeWitt sculpture.








Not crazy about this one.


Nope, not even up close.






Life sized bronzes.
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Seems rather grim. What's the significance?
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Seems rather grim. What's the significance?
I like it in a weird kind of way.
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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.

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.
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Here are some random shots from various locations...

Hamilton, OH (aka City of Sculpture):





Carmel, IN (downtown)





Indianapolis, IN (downtown)



Cincinnati, OH (downtown)






University of Cincinnati: Oscar Robertson



Dayton, OH (downtown)





NYC



Washington DC


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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.
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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?
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^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


The Hamilton Gateway


Symmes Monument


Shared Vision


First Ride


Some various ones:














Snapshot


Firefighter Memorial


Lentil


Spring


Space Tower


Legacy of Literature


Someday


Hannah





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

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