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 23, 2016
Walking around your city is the perfect way to discover new things that you never knew existed – like this sculpture near the Glasgow Harbour, “Rise” by Andy Scott. I thought the style looked familiar, until I found out…that it indeed resembled the Kelpies! And sure enough, the Kelpies were also designed by Andy Scott – now I just have to actually go and visit them in Falkirk, ha!
Reykjavik, Iceland, taken on August 20, 2015
The Sun Voyager is a beautiful sculpture that is prominently displayed by the waterfront in Iceland’s capital, Reykjavik. Against a dramatic sky, it looks as magnificent as ever. Every photo of Iceland makes me miss this amazing country all over again!