Geneva, Switzerland, taken on March 24, 2013
The “Broken Chair” is a sculpture installed in front of the United Nations headquarter in Geneva with the following description attached: “Sculpture commissioned by Handicap International and installed on 18 August 1997 to urge all countries to sign the Mine Ban Treaty and to honour their commitments to help mine victims and to clear mined areas.”
Guangzhou, China, taken on April 10, 2015
Guangzhou, my hometown, is a city full of rich histories and hidden secrets. The busy commercialized area of the Shangxiajiu pedestrian street, while attracting shoppers and tourists, also hides many a sculptures depicting life in old Guangzhou city, known as “Xiguan”. This particular one of a seemingly rich and elegant lady alighting from a poor man’s rickshaw drew my attention and makes me wonder what a typical day was like back in the days in my hometown. Time to ask my dad for story time…
Prague, Czech Republic, taken on July 9, 2016
Prague has a lot of strange and interesting sculptures, and one of them is called “In Utero” by David Černý. According to my Czech tour guide, the idea of this big statue was so that visitors could re-experience their birth (or experience a rebirth, whichever way you want to look at it) by crawling under the woman, signifying you exiting the uterus. Several people actually did just that – I guess that did make some good photos 😛
Glasgow, Scotland, taken on July 9, 2016
There is art to be found in every corner of Glasgow, including a mural of a crocodile literally at a corner by a bridge near Charing Cross – a rather fierce and menacing addition to the urban scene!
Glasgow, Scotland, taken on July 30, 2016
The Tin Bin Man is becoming (or has become?) somewhat of a Glaswegian legend. He’s been spotted in various areas around the city centre, and I saw him a few months in front of the Argyle Street mural. His enthusiasm certainly put a big smile on my face. Rock on, buddy!