Mankind has witnessed huge progress over a period of time and the same comes ahead in the form of some amazing monuments and sculptures. There are some magnificent sculptures around the globe which have been built to commemorate special events or people and hold a great value for people around the world.
Here are 10 most magnificent giant sculptures in the world:
10. The Magic Tap
The Magic Tap is a giant structure located in Aqualand-Cadiz, Spain. It looks like a huge tap suspended in the air, with unstopping water supply. However, the water comes from a pipe, which is hidden in the stream of water, right where the tap stands.
9. London Ink Swimmer
Next among the 10 most magnificent giant sculptures in the world is the London Ink swimmer, which is a majestic swimmer gliding through the grass. The huge sculpture reaches a length of 46 feet and height of 10 feet.
8. Big Buddhas: The Monywa Buddha
Another well known sculpture which is held in high regard for its magnificence is the statue of Reclining Buddha of Burma. The statue is recognized as a symbolic of death and nirvana of Buddha and is a hollow 300 foot long structure, through which people can walk.
7. Louise Bourgeois’s Spider
Louise Bourgeois’s Spider is an amazing looking giant spider located outside Tate Modern. The 30 foot high and 33 foot wide spider is made of bronze, marble and stainless stee, and even features a sac with as many as 26 marble eggs. It is also known by the name of Maman, which means Mother in French.
6. Monster Saw, Tokyo
The International Exhibition Center at Tokyo has a 15.4 m high saw which sticks out of the ground at its entrance. The sculpture is an eye catching fare, which holds great attraction for tourists around Japan as well as from all over the globe.
5. Forever Marilyn, Palm Springs, California
The next on the list of 10 most alluring giant monuments in the world is the statue of the beautiful Hollywood diva, Marilyn Monroe, which presents a wonderful spectacle in Palm Springs, California since it was opened for the public in 2011. The image of the statue comes from the hit movie called “The Seven Year Itch”.
4. Oversized Silver Dog, Denver, Colorado
The statue of an oversized silver dog which sits outside the Animal Shelter in Denver is a great attraction for animal lovers as well as tourists. The statue reaches a height of 20 feet and is decorated with more than 90000 dog tags. It is illuminated with LED lights at night, making it even more eye catching.
3. Dreaming Girl, St Helen’s, England
Another huge sculpture which is a great attraction for tourists in England is the face of a dreaming girl which lies at a height of 65 feet on the Liverpool Manchester Highway. The statue is an artwork of Jaume Plensa and exhibits a dreamy expression, which makes it look realistic.
2. Spoonbridge and Cherry
Located in the Minneapolis Sculture Garden, the fascinating Spoonbridge and Cherry is an absolute masterpiece created by artists Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen. The weight of the cherry is 1200 pounds while that of the spoon is 5800 pounds.
1. Die Badende The Bather, Hamburg, Germany
Die Bedande or the Bather in simple language is a majestic steel and foam sculpture lying in the Binnenalster Lake of Hamburg in Germany. The 99 feet long and 13 feet high statue has been created by artist Oliver Voss and was inaugurated in 2011.
There is also a magnificent statue of doll, which adorns the skyline of Vishakhapatnam in India. All these sculptures from different parts of the world are worth seeing.