Top 10 most majestic statues of the world
In every country, there are many ancient and modern attractions, which annually attract millions of tourists. In addition to the castles, squares, palaces and parks there are statues that do not always enjoy the tourist demand. Let's look at those who just need "to know in person."
The statue of Christ the Redeemer
It is located in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. This is one of the most famous and popular monuments in the world. Every year, at least 1, 8 million tourists ascend to his foot with panoramic views of the city and the bay with a picturesque mountain Pan Sugar Loaf Mountain, the famous beaches of Copacabana and Ipanema, a huge bowl of the stadium "Maracana" and other Brazilian symbols.
Located on Easter Island, Chile. This stone statues of compressed volcanic ash. All moai monolithic, that is carved from a single piece of stone, not glued or stitched. Weight sometimes reaches more than 20 tons, and height - over 6 meters (besides, an unfinished sculpture rising 20 meters has been found and a weight of 270 tons). In total there are 997 Easter Island Moai; how and why they were built - is unknown. All but seven statues, "look" in the interior of the island.
"The Little Mermaid"
is located in the port of Copenhagen, Denmark. This statue of a heroine of the fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen. Its height is only 1, 25 m and a weight of about 175 kg, but this does not prevent it from being one of the most iconic sculptures on the theme of fairy tales. I ordered its construction in 1909 by Carl Jacobsen (son of the founder of Carlsberg Company) after it has fascinated the eponymous ballet.
Buddha statue in Leshan
It is located deep in the mountains Linyunshan at the confluence of three rivers in China's Sichuan province. This is one of the highest monuments of Buddha and once the tallest sculpture in the world of work (what it has been over a thousand years). Works on its creation took place even during the Tang Dynasty (713) and lasted for ninety years. The height of the statue - 71 meters, height of the head - almost 15 m, span the shoulders - about 30 meters, finger length - 8 m, toe - 1, 6 m, length of the nose -. 5, 5m It is recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
It is located in the center of Trafalgar Square in London, UK. The column was built between 1840 and 1843 in memory of Admiral Horatio Nelson, who died in the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805. 5, 5-meter statue located atop a 46-meter column of granite. The statue faces south, in the direction of the Admiralty and Portsmouth - places where there is a Nelson's flagship, the ship of the Royal Navy of Great Britain Navy HMS Victoru. They say that Hitler wanted to pick a column in Berlin with the successful capture of the UK.
"The Great Sphinx"
It is located on the west bank of the Nile in Giza, Egypt. The oldest surviving monumental sculpture in the world. It carved out of a monolithic limestone rock in the form of a colossal sphinx - lying on the sand of a lion, the face of which - like a long time considered to be - to give a portrait resemblance to the Pharaoh Khafre (ca. 2500 BC...), A burial pyramid which is nearby. The length of the statue - 73 meters, height - 20 meters; between the front paws once was a small sanctuary.
The Statue of Liberty
It is located on Liberty Island, about 3 km southwest of the southern tip of Manhattan, in New Jersey, USA. It is often called the symbol of New York City and the United States, a symbol of freedom and democracy, "Lady Liberty". It is noteworthy that the US is the main symbol of the built and gave them French.
This is one of the most famous sights of Brussels, Belgium. The exact time and circumstances of the statue is unknown. According to some reports, the statue already existed in the XV century, perhaps to 1388. One of Brussels say that it is installed as a reminder of the events grimbergenskoy war, when the cradle with her son Godfrey III of Leuven was hung on the tree to view the future monarch to inspire citizens, and the child urinated on from there fighting soldiers under the tree. According to another legend, the statue was originally intended to remind citizens about the boy who put out the urine stream laid out the enemy ammunition under the city walls.
Statue of Shiva in the Sangha, or Kaylasnath Mahadev
It is located on the border of Bhaktapur and Kavrepalankok districts in Nepal. It is the tallest statue of Lord Shiva and one of the tallest statues in general. Its construction was completed only a few years ago, it is made of copper, cement, zinc and steel and is one of the first modern attractions of Nepal.
Venus de Milo
It is in the Louvre. This is the famous ancient Greek sculpture Aphrodite created between about 130 and 100 years BC. Perhaps the most famous statue and one of the most ancient of all. Broken-off arms give it a special flavor.