Strange Statues

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“Vigelands Parken” in Oslo, Norway

Downtown Los Angeles

“Vigelands Parken” in Oslo, Norway

Springfield, Missouri

Some of them are pretty incredible. “In every block of marble I see a statue as plain as though it stood before me, shaped and perfect in attitude and action. I have only to hew away the rough walls that imprison the lovely apparition to reveal it to the other eyes as mine see it.”

Michelangelo

Nice, France

The statue of Freud by Czech sculptor David Cerney has been seen hanging from flagpoles like an American flag in Grand Rapids, Chicago and New York City before going home to hang out in Prague.

Downtown Salt Lake City

Cape Town, South Africa

FDR Memorial in Washington, DC

Paris – near Arc de la Defense

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After haha commented on this post I tried to find on Google the source for the pictures. You can find more strange statues on http://saoma.com/central/, a very interesting website.  I’m sorry for not trying to find it sooner. I didn’t “rip” them, I had them on the computer and just added them. As it is written in the about page, giving credit is a pleasure, and if it is asked it becomes more than that – an obligation. The pictures are not mine, I have never said they would be.

Irina Alexandra is a young entrepreneur and architect, with a passion for miracles and weirdness of life.

She has been writing articles on Weirdomatic for the last 7 years in a search for all the amazing things we tend to ignore.

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83 Responses to “Strange Statues”

  1. Cool collection, thanks for posting!

  2. nice

  3. [...] Una collezione di statue strane da tutto il mondo [...]

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  5. cool pics…!!!!

  6. The revolver with the twisted barrel is in my home town (Cape Town, South Africa) at the V&A Waterfront. good to see we’ve got something weird to offer the world. :)

  7. where are the statues?

  8. The first is in Brussels, Belgium

  9. The Gun with the Twisted barrel is a smaller version of the one in front of the UN building in new york

  10. The line of people is the FDR Memorial in Washington, DC.

  11. the one of the big square head is in Nice (France)

    if anybody was wandering….doubt it tho..personally think its an eyesore

  12. The juggling babies and the stomping, angry toddler are in Oslo at Vigelund’s Park. The business person with the head in the wall is in downtown Los Angeles.
    The elevated hands with figures on the fingertips is in Milles Park in Stockholm.

  13. Thank you for helping :P

  14. The one with the woman swinging the toddler is in downtown Salt Lake City.

  15. That’s odd, I was almost certain that the twisted revolver was outside the UN building.

  16. This is the one outside UN building:

  17. the statue of the giant thumb is in paris near the arc de la defense

  18. The juggling baby guy and the angry baby are both in “Vigelands Parken” in Oslo, Norway..

  19. [...] Strange Statues on Weirdomatic Filed under: Crudmudgeon — crudmudgeon @ 8:40 am This is #14 on the “Strange Statues” post on the Weirdomatic blog. These photographs are amusing and could only be improved by having the author provide some clue about where the actual statutes are located. [...]

  20. [...] Now this is a lot of fun. Weirdomatic has a moderately random selection of photographs of some creative, unusual, strange, and generally very cool sculptures from various parts of the world. Impressive stuff, that’s almost enough to make me want to do some of that odd travelling thing. [...]

  21. why have you not credited Haha website -where you ripped these from ??????

  22. Hi haha,

    I found these somewhere on my computer, I would have credited the website if I knew where they’re from. What’s the link where they are please ?

  23. http://www.franzkafka-soc.cz/index.php?action=view&page=xpomnik this is franz kafka and is in prague in Old town (Stare mesto)

  24. http://www.weirdomatic.com/wp-content/pictures/statues/statue25.jpg and this man hanging by one hand ? is in prague near old town square in husova street

  25. the purse is in Melbourne, Australia.

  26. The tap on a wall is a bathroom shop, just outside Rohrmond,Holland

  27. [...] Mr. Exemplary Child-Care, stage left, is located in Vigelands Parken, Oslo, Norway. He’s just one of the worldwide instances of downright bizarre statuary art. [...]

  28. The weird globe with chairs and stuff tied to it is situated just around the corner of checkpoint charlie in Berlin

  29. You’re missing a classic– the Pissing Men statue in Prague.

    http://www.davidcerny.cz/startEN.html

  30. Where in Brussels is the first one? does anyone know?

  31. The one with the big watertap can be found in Wateringen, Holland.

  32. I think the photographer statue is in San Remo in Italy…… saw it on holiday once!

  33. The 22nd one, (looks like a purse clasp is on it) is from Melbourne in australia, it’s in bourke street i think.

  34. the purse is in the CBD of Melbourne, near the Bourke st mall.. i think

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  36. http://www.weirdomatic.com/wp-content/pictures/statues/statue33.jpg that is in Wateringen, the Netherlands.

    I even looked it up on Google Maps for you:
    here

  37. The kids getting pushed in the river is in Singapore.

  38. when people make things when they are on CRACK, its weird

  39. It’s not about crack. It’s about creativity.

  40. The archer or whatever standing on the giant arc is in Stockholm, Sweden.

  41. any idea on the location of the staue in downtown los angeles?
    i work downtown and would love to see it.

  42. They all are beautiful, I just love the first one of the falling policeman in Brussels, Belgium.

  43. The Brussels statue with the tripped policeman is extremely close to the Canal de Willebroek that runs through the city, west of the heart of the city. From the Metropole Hotel, it’s west-north-west. The statue is seen if you cross over the bridge heading towards Elizabeth Park on Leopold II boulevard. It’s on the sidewalk on the south west corner of the intersection of Leopold II and Koolmijnenkaai. Across the street on the north side is either a chocolate factory or a citroen plant, can’t remember.

  44. The Block head in Nice, France is actually an office building, its not a statue.

  45. Wow, even though very weird, that was extremely interested to look at. Probably one of the most random blogs I’ve sumbled upon.

  46. Cool series. I like the irritated baby.

  47. Anyone know the name of the statue in Downtown Las Angeles?

  48. Whoops, sorry Los Angeles*…

  49. The man working up a tree (with saw), is in Amsterdam.
    And there are lots more…

    http://www.erasmuspc.com/index.php?id=18087&type=article

  50. [IMG]http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj99/Cleome_2008/gouden.jpg[/IMG]

    Gouden Man, Almere. From the same artist.

  51. how about post something new and original instead of ctrl+c – ctrl+v, there are dozen of blogs with the same list of pics.

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  53. The Statues are awsome! The man hanging from like a 6 storie buliding look real from a far. If no one told me that was a statue i would of called the fire dept or pd…

  54. Great Pictures I now even more places to THANK YOU FOR THE TOUR !!

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  56. I don’t think that the second one is juggling babies, it looks more like he’s fighting them off to me.

  57. Is there anyone who can tell me where this statue is located? Thanks.
    http://www.strangevehicles.com/content/item/145515.html

    I’ve seen the one in Vigelands Parken in Oslo, Norway with the Man Juggling Babies? & Angry Baby Boy. Quite amazing.

  58. cover the nail of the thumb…you see it’s a penis!!! But seriously in symbolis terms it is also.

  59. there is a giant stamp that says “free” in dowtomn cleveland ohio

    http://www.geocities.com/benson_pebbles/stamp.JPG

  60. About the twisted revolver:
    The famous statue “Non Violence” is at several locations around the world. To exexmpel outside the UN headquarters in New York, and in Stockholm . The gun was designed in the late 1980s by swedish Carl Fredrik Reutersvärd and in 1995 became the symbol of the anti-violence movement, “Non-violence”.

    Reuterswärd noted that it was the sorrow after the murder of his good friend John Lennon that got him to design this famous work.

  61. awesome! this is as good as the creepy ads one! great job :)

  62. you should put the one up off the guy coming out of the ground that is in Washington D.C. its really cool looking

  63. I live right next to the fork in the ground! in springfield

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  65. The photographer statue is in Bratislava, Slovakia.

  66. what about the antwerp hand ?

  67. Is OK ? I have one your photo in my blog : “Cape Town, South Africa”
    http://www.nidish.unblog.fr

    Thank !

  68. these are very good pictures

  69. i love all of these statues there all so awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  70. The woman that looks like she’s taking a bath in the sidewalk is on Canyon Road (which is full of art galleries) in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

  71. can somebody tell me who the artist is who made the Gouden man (golden man) in Almere?
    N 52° 22.412 E5° 14.324 google earth

    Thanks

  72. Can anyone help me finding where is the location of these strange statue?

    A man, with beard, a suitcase on his left hand. His body has disappeared (like erased with a rubber) from his chest to the knees and his right arm.

    This statue his near the sea.

    I have two photos.

    Thanks

  73. Funny how the UN “non-violence”, “anti-war” statue depicts a destroyed CIVILIAN SELF-DEFENSE weapon (revolvers haven’t been by most military forces for nearly a century.)
    Why not a twisted artillery piece, disabled land mine, or a broken H-bomb instead? You gotta wonder about the UN’S sincerity here. Are they really against war, OR are they just concerned that ordinary mortals (non-police, non-military) be kept “in their place” (in other words, disarmed?)

  74. @Brendan

    Have you ever heard about Thomas Hobbes and his famous way of thinking: “war is the natural state of man”? :P

  75. @Alexandra Yeah, I’m familiar with Hobbes. (And speaking of war, I sometimes wonder if the mandarins at the UN consider independent citizenries “the enemy.”)

  76. As nothing is what it seems to be in this world… Ordinary people are not really the enemy as long they are easy to control. And you might be right, there are always bigger interests behind good deeds. :)

    As their motto says: “we are the peoples”… it remains to interpret what they really want to say.

    p.s. I hate politics :D

  77. Antwerpen is fantastisch leuk als je de leukste locaties gaat bezoeken zoals de toeristische plekken.

  78. Dunno if its there, didn’t read the comments, but the big ball of things in the beginning is in Berlin.

  79. holy hell some of those statues were fucked up.Not to be rude but didn’t some of those statues look like *** picss

  80. Hey! In case you didn’t know, the one with the hands is located in my hometown of Como, in northern Italy. It is a monument to Perlasca.

  81. The girl with umbrella is in Minsk, Belarus

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