Created by film director Can Togay and sculptor Gyula Pauer, the Shoes on the Danube memorial honors the Jews killed by fascist Arrow Cross militiamen during World War II. On January 8, 1945, the victims were pulled from a building on Vadasz Street rented by Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg in order to hide and protect them. […]
Near the Berliner Dom (Berlin Cathedral) is Wilfred Fitzenreiter’s bronze “Three Girls and a Boy” sculpture. Perched on a wall overlooking the Spree River, they look amazingly life-like. Somehow I didn’t manage to capture all four characters, but thought these two shots were worth sharing.
The world famous Little Mermaid statue was sculpted by Danish artist Edvard Eriksen. While she’s been in this spot in Langelinje Harbor for more than 100 years, she’s had some ups and downs including losing her head three times, being covered in paint multiple times, and being blown off of her rock in 2004. Despite her […]
As a gift to the city of Copenhagen and its visitors this summer, a collection of Steinunn Thorarinsdottir’s statues have been placed around the city. Appearing in a variety of places, from Terminal 3 at the Copenhagen Airport to green parks, her collection references spirituality, introspection, and physicality.
As if the breathtaking, natural beauty of Powell Gardens wasn’t already enough, this summer included an exhibit that incorporated Lego scenes into the park Dale Chihuly-style. Artist Sean Kenney used more than 300,000 Lego bricks to create 27 sculptures in 14 scenes set around the gardens. My favorite exhibit was probably the Mallard Duck and Ducklings […]
Sadly, we arrived at the Nelson-Atkins Museum too late to take our Belgian exchange student on a tour of the works inside, but there is still a lot to see on the exterior grounds of the museum. As we strolled along the tree-lined walkways, we marveled at the shuttlecocks and giggled when we noticed that someone […]
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