10 Weird Sculptures That Take ‘WTH’ To A Whole New Level.
Although travelling can be expensive, you cannot put a price tag on the experience to explore new countries, cultures, and people. Part of being a tourist means you will see landscapes and structures that will take your breath away.
Each city comes with its own stamp of uniqueness. There is a beauty, charm, and historical background that speaks volumes through its architecture. For the most part, you will be left speechless at the wonder of the human mind and engineering capabilities. Other times, you will be surprised and shocked at what you see.
Take a look at some of the wackiest monuments across the globe. Who knows, if this type of artwork is just your thing, it will help you decide where your next destination will be.
The Headington Shark in Headington, Oxford, England.
The Headington Shark was unveiled on the 41st anniversary of the Nagasaki atomic bomb dropping. The sculpture was made by artist John Buckley at the request of radio presenter Bill Heine. "The shark was to express someone feeling totally impotent and ripping a hole in their roof out of a sense of impotence and anger and desperation," he said.
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Duke of Wellington Statue, in Glasgow, Scotland.
The monument of the first Duke of Wellington and the Commander of the British forces who defeated Napoleon at the Battle of Waterloo, was not originally made with a traffic cone. This is the work of locals who love nothing more than tease the government by replacing the cone as soon as one is removed.
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Jimmy Carter Peanut Statue, in Plains, Georgia.
Before he became the 39th President of the United States, Jimmy Carter was a peanuts farmer. To pay tribute, this 13-foot-tall peanut was created in his name and likeness.
World’s largest sausage statue, Mundare, Canada.
The 42-foot-tall statue is a tribute to the Stawinchy’s Meat Processing factory which was opened by a father-son duo in 1959. The sausage monument also pays homage to the Ukrainian community that settled in this small town.
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The Bronze Beatles statue, Liverpool, England.
This sculpture honours it's most famous residents, The Beatles. It weighs 1.2 ton and depicts the band walking along the Mersey. John Lennon's sister, Julia Baird, said, "The statue stands in loving memory of the best band in the world - the band that leapt from The Cavern stage to worldwide recognition."
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