Sunday, November 18, 2018

Fascinating Sculptures and Statues

Bonus Item: 

Christ the King is a statue of Jesus Christ in Świebodzin, western Poland, completed on 6 November 2010. The figure is 33 metres (108 ft) tall, the crown is 3 metres (9.8 ft) tall, and along with its mound, it reaches 52.5 metres (172 ft) overall. It took five years in total to construct and cost around $1.5 million to build, which was collected from donations of the 21,000 residents of the town. The project was conceived and led by Sylwester Zawadzki, a retired Polish priest. It is the tallest statue of Jesus in the world. It is 3 metres (9.8 ft) taller than the better known statue of Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro.. 

There is no truth in the suggestion that the above stautue is the first in a planned group if four as follows: 

Bonus Item 2:

The Statue of Unity, portraying Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, one of the founding fathers of India, during its inauguration in Kevadia, in the western state of Gujarat, India, on October 31, 2018. The monument, standing 597 feet (182 metres) tall, is now the tallest statue on Earth:

Stairs lead up to the 420-foot (128-meter) Spring Temple Buddha statue, now the second tallest in the world. The statue stands near the town of Zhaocun, in Lushan County, Henan, China, and was completed in 2008:

Laykyun Sekkya, in Khatakan Taung, Myanmar, a statue of Buddha standing 380 feet (115.8 meters) tall:

The Ushiku Great Buddha in Ibaraki, Japan, photographed on April 29, 2018. The 330-foot-tall (100-meter-tall) statue, completed in 1993, held the title of the world's tallest statue for nine years:

Approximare heights of the tallest statues:

1. Statue of Unity 240 m (incl. 58 m base) 
2. Spring Temple Buddha 153 m (incl. 25 m pedestal and 20 m throne) 
3. Statue of Liberty 93 m (incl. 47 m pedestal) 
4. The Motherland Calls 87 m (incl. 2 m pedestal) 
5. Christ the Redeemer 38 m (incl. 8 m pedestal) 
6. Statue of David 5.17 m (excl. 2.5m plinth)

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