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Eternal magic in rocks and stones

Posted November 5th, 2018, 09:59 AM IST

Eternal magic in rocks and stones

The Prime Minister of India recently inaugurated ‘The Statue of Unity’ in dedication to Iron Man Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. Let’s glimpse through some of the similar breathtaking statues of the world.

1 “Release” is a sculpture created by artist Marco Cianfanelli as a tribute to this person. The 50 columns represent the 50 years since his capture. The sculpture consists of 50 steel poles between 8 and 10 metres tall, arranged in a particular pattern. Identify.





2 Mysteriously standing in Marnix Park, this statue is of a headless musician. The strange part is that the sculptor is unknown and mysterious. He created the sculptures between 1982 and 1999 and left these bronze sculptures in places around the city. Speculations say that he was a doctor. Identify the city.

3 The visualisation of a funny and exciting concept makes this statue impressive. It depicts an animal wearing a space helmet with oxygen supply, floating in the air, giving the impression of this animal traveling in space. The statue is housed in the city of Stockholm in Sweden. Identify the animal.

4 This guy, peeping from the edge of the street in Bratislava, in Slovakia looks like he’s about to shoot a photo of the people around. He used to stand on the corner of Radnicná and Laurinská Streets, where a restaurant used to function. People stand with him and peek from his side. What is the statue called?

5 This a trail of iron footwear standing as a monument to the thousands executed along with this riverbank during WWII. Film director Can Togay created shoes on this river. This is installed along the bank of this river consisting of 60 pairs of 1940s-style shoes sculpted out of iron. Identify the river.

Answers: 1) Nelson Mandela 2) Amsterdam3) Cow (Statue of Space Cow) 4) The Paparazzi 5) Shoes on The Danube

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