Jan 07, 2017 – [Saturday] Is this what you call art? – Talking with a sculpture

January 10, 2017 § Leave a comment

Huzhou, China, taken on December 14, 2016

In Huzhou we saw this interesting sculpture of what seemed to be a food vendor in the old days, and my mom was certainly more fond of the man in the sculpture than were the rest of us. Her “interaction” with the sculpture actually seemed to make the entire scene come alive – how amusing!

Dec 24, 2016 – [Saturday] Is this what you call art? – Sculpture on Shamian

December 27, 2016 § Leave a comment

Guangzhou, China, taken on December 21, 2016

Many sculptures are scattered around Shamian Island in Guangzhou, depicting traditional Cantonese life in the old “Xiguan” area of the city back in the days. One of my favourites is that of an elderly man taking his caged pet bird out for a walk, a rather common sight in the old days in Guangzhou.

Dec 10, 2016 – [Saturday] Is this what you call art? – Islandsvardan

December 11, 2016 § Leave a comment

Reykjavik, Iceland, taken on January 28, 2014

Reykjavik is an attractive city with many things that make it unique, including its public art. By the waterfront you can find this sculpture, Islandsvardan, erected on a pile of rocks.

Nov 12, 2016 – [Saturday] Is this what you call art? – Kissing kids

November 12, 2016 § Leave a comment

Dresden, Germany, taken on July 19, 2015

The sculpture of the kissing kids was the strangest thing I saw in Dresden, in a garden of many sculptures of children. I wonder if there is a story behind this one or any significance or symbolism involved here.

Nov 05, 2016 – [Saturday] Is this what you call art? – Broken Chair

November 5, 2016 § Leave a comment

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.”

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