Foto Friday: Statues Around the World

November 8, 2013

Statues exist all over the world, we encounter them so often that sometimes we simply pass them by. In my travels the one constant that I’ve witnessed in every country are the existence of statues. Here I share a few, but with few words because that is what you get when you walk past statues in person, often times you don’t read the plaque or you don’t have time or there simply is no explanation for the art on display. Today’s Foto Friday is taking a look at statues I’ve encountered in my travels.

History Frozen In Time

Benjamin Franklin statue in Boston, Massachusetts
Washington, DC near the Capital Building with ominous clouds.
Abe Lincoln at the Lincoln Memorial Washington, DC
Statue commemorating Scotland’s military aid to the USA in 1914 In Edinburgh, Scotland

Architecture and Installations

I love these statues as part of the architecture in Helsinki, Finland. Holding up the balcony.
Lady Justice, Dublin Castle, Ireland
Part of a series of statues in Newcastle, England, United Kingdom.
Part of a series of statues in Newcastle, England, United Kingdom.

Statues Or Nah?

These guys were standing as statues in Berlin, Germany 2010, but they’re real people.
I love when people street perform as statues, how do they stay so still? Like this woman in Edinburgh, Scotland.
This one is eerie, that is a statue of a man, part of a public art installation by an artist in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Getting Friendly

Tallin, Estonia
Newcastle, England, United Kingdom. Me and a new statue friend.
Me with a statue at the Smithsonian in DC.

Statues in Motion

Statue of people and angels in Recoleta Cemetery, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Wrestling a horse in Washington, DC
Action of foal nursing on mother horse in Helsinki, Finland 2011
Camden Yards baseball field in Baltimore, Maryland
Heroine of Sailing London, England, United Kingdom

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  1. Rose L on November 9, 2013 at 9:22 pm

    I always enjoy statues. It is fun to find them and some are unusual.

  2. mplanck on November 9, 2013 at 4:32 pm

    I love this post! As a once-upon-a-time sculptor, I am aware of the labor, design, and hard work necessary to produce such works of art! Especially those monumental pieces that trace the histories, legends, and aspirations of nations and people. I love the touch of whimsey in the "Getting Friendly" section! Seeing the "essential Kristance" is a treat. A question before I

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