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#411794 - Sun Mar 02 2008 04:32 AM This week's theme is 'Sculpture (2)'
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'Sculpture' is a suggestion from BurgGurl.
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#411795 - Sun Mar 02 2008 11:22 AM Re: This week's theme is 'Sculpture (2)'
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Here is a sculpture titled "Moses" by Leo Mol. It's located in the Leo Mol sculpture garden in our city park.

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#411796 - Sun Mar 02 2008 05:42 PM Re: This week's theme is 'Sculpture (2)'
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Another of the many sculptures at Wisley RHS Gardens. Almost ghostly looking:

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#411797 - Sun Mar 02 2008 08:19 PM Re: This week's theme is 'Sculpture (2)'
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Here is one of my favorite sculptures. This photo is just one of numerous shots I have taken of this "Street Ladies" fountain found in a Tongeren square. I have included links to see other perspectives.

http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f81/BurgGurl/be03bc40.jpg
http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f81/BurgGurl/38ba5108.jpg
http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f81/BurgGurl/79171d0a.jpg
http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f81/BurgGurl/23ee7b74.jpg
http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f81/BurgGurl/eba40176.jpg
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#411798 - Sun Mar 02 2008 11:23 PM Re: This week's theme is 'Sculpture (2)'
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It was the Winter Festival here the weekend before last. Unfortunately, by the time I got downtown several days later with my camera, some of the ice sculptures had already toppled. Several of them are still in evidence, though.


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#411799 - Mon Mar 03 2008 03:21 AM Re: This week's theme is 'Sculpture (2)'
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Those 'street ladies' images are fantastic. I doubt if they'd be allowed in present day 'politically correct' Britain, so it's a pleasure to see them; great art!
This colourful statue of St. George and the Dragon is in a Roman Catholic church in Kensington, London.

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#411800 - Mon Mar 03 2008 07:30 AM Re: This week's theme is 'Sculpture (2)'
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Those 'street ladies' images are fantastic. I doubt if they'd be allowed in present day 'politically correct' Britain, so it's a pleasure to see them; great art!




Thanks Picq, I was always drawn to them every time I visited the brocantes - especially to the one pictured. I was, and remain, fascinated by her six fingers. Not sure what to make of that...
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#411801 - Mon Mar 03 2008 09:34 AM Re: This week's theme is 'Sculpture (2)'
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BurgGurl, those are very fascinating! I can definitely see why you were drawn to them.

There is something about them, that makes you just want to get a closer look!

Simply amazing! Great shots all-round!
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#411802 - Mon Mar 03 2008 10:05 AM Re: This week's theme is 'Sculpture (2)'
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This is a sculpture of Jambo, the much loved Silverback Lowland Gorilla who achieved world fame when he stood guard over a five year old boy who fell into the gorilla enclosure at Durell in Jersey.

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#411803 - Mon Mar 03 2008 12:18 PM Re: This week's theme is 'Sculpture (2)'
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That's a great shot Sue, I seem to remember that story too now that you mention it.
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#411804 - Mon Mar 03 2008 02:16 PM Re: This week's theme is 'Sculpture (2)'
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This wooden sculpture, entitled 'acrobats' which is approx 20 feet high, is one of several erected on a waste site near where the old town wall used to run and which is now a protected wildlife area. The designs were mostly based on drawings by local children.



Here is another - a whale
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#411805 - Mon Mar 03 2008 04:01 PM Re: This week's theme is 'Sculpture (2)'
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BurgGurl, the person who shot the video of the event actually joined Funtrivia.com a while back and posted in the forums about that day. You can read the thread by going to...

http://www.funtrivia.com/ubbthreads/show...ge=3#Post343079
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#411806 - Mon Mar 03 2008 04:10 PM Re: This week's theme is 'Sculpture (2)'
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Oh yes , whatever happened to Brian(Gadget) ? That was an amazing coincidence.
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#411807 - Mon Mar 03 2008 05:04 PM Re: This week's theme is 'Sculpture (2)'
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Thanks Sue, I did click through and read the entire thread including the embedded link showing what Levan looks like nowadays (or least in 2004). I must have been 17 then, but in my mind's eye I can still see that massive Silverback hovering above the small child and I remember thinking how impressive it was that he protected him.
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#411808 - Mon Mar 03 2008 06:43 PM Re: This week's theme is 'Sculpture (2)'
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Two of the longhorn bulls that are just north of Stonebriar Mall in Frisco.
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#411809 - Mon Mar 03 2008 07:07 PM Re: This week's theme is 'Sculpture (2)'
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Fascinating story about Jambo. It prompted me to watch the video on YouTube. I can't believe it's been that long ago already.

Great sculptures everybody!

This one is located at Hoover Dam on the Nevada side. There are two such figures, each 30 feet high flanking a 142 foot flagpole. They are called the "Winged Figures of the Republic" according to the artist Oskar J.W. Hansen.

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#411810 - Thu Mar 06 2008 09:38 PM Re: This week's theme is 'Sculpture (2)'
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Great sculptures all around, I think this is even better than the first sculpture thread.

Here's Seabiscuit, taken today at Santa Anita racetrack in Pasadena.

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#411811 - Sun Mar 09 2008 04:19 AM Re: This week's theme is 'Sculpture (2)'
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Thanks to all. Time to move on. 'My refrigerator door' is this weeks theme. Cool!
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