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Alien Alyosha Monument in Perm anomalous zone

Alien Alyosha Monument in Perm anomalous zone

Molebka village, Alien Alyosha Monument in Perm anomalous zone

Alien Alyosha Monument in Perm anomalous zone
Located on the border of Permsky Krai and Sverdlovsk region, the village of Molebka became famous as an “alien cosmodrome”. Beyond the river is an anomalous zone with a cosmodrome and wonders. For those attracted to paranormal phenomena, Molebka is just the Mecca. Meanwhile, the place has many names: “Molebka’s Anomalous Zone”, “Perm Triangle”, “Molebsky Triangle”, “M-triangle triangle”, and simply “Zone M”. In fact, the village of Molebka became widely known in Russia and the world as a place of anomalous phenomena in the late 1980s.
The discoverer of the anomalous zone is geologist Emil Bachurin. In 1983, during the winter hunt, he saw a luminous sphere above the forest, and when he came to the place, he noticed in the snowdrifts perfect round spots, diameter of 63 m. He suggested that this is a track of an alien ship, because the locals often see UFOs, flashes similar to lightning here. In short, for the locals it is no more a sensation to see flying and moving in space objects. And this, of course, attracts tourists, their flow does not stop.
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Singapore most notable monuments

Singapore most notable monuments

Newton by Salvador Dali. Singapore most notable monuments

Singapore most notable monuments

One of the most famous sculptures, “Newton” by Salvador Dali decorates the area near United Overseas Bank. Actually, it belongs to the same bank. The sculpture installed in 1985, depicts a notorious apple, which contributed to the discovery of the law of universal gravitation. However, it is not falling down from a tree, but a ball falling from the right hand of the scientist. Through the open chest we see the heart of Newton, which symbolizes his spiritual openness and generosity, and the open skull symbolizes his open-mindedness and wide horizons. These are qualities, according to Dali, without which it is impossible to achieve success and recognition.
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Korean Comfort women touching monument

Korean Comfort women touching monument

Touching monument depicting a barefoot girl with a bird on her shoulder. In memory of Koreans forced to serve Japanese soldiers. Korean Comfort women touching monument

Korean Comfort women touching monument
In 2011, outside the Japanese embassy in Seoul, appeared a truly touching monument depicting a sitting young barefoot girl with a bird on her shoulder. In fact, the monument depicts so-called “comfort women” forced to work in brothels of the Japanese army during World War II. According to historical documents, during the war, about 200,000 women, mainly from Korea, as well as China, Taiwan, the Philippines and Indonesia, became sexual slaves of Japanese soldiers. And of course, the monument erected directly opposite the general consulate of Japan, became an object of irritation for the Japanese side.
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Zodiac signs sculptural park in Moscow

Zodiac signs sculptural park in Moscow

Capricorn, work by Russian sculptor Andrey Aseryants. Zodiac signs sculptural park in Moscow

Zodiac signs sculptural park

In Moscow, next to Sviblovo metro, there is an unusual square – “Signs of the Zodiac”. Here there are amusing figurines-symbols for each sign, work by Russian sculptor Andrey Aseryants. Figures turned out not just funny, but somewhere even slightly hooligan. The Sagittarius boy, for example, is aiming at the lantern in the middle of the day in front of everyone. Fish from large mugs drink beer. Instead of a banal goat (Capricorn) with a fish tail – a “cool” creature with horns, posing near its fancy motorcycle. Virgo is a funny schoolgirl in a shapeless sarafan and with a ball in the hand.
Meanwhile, this ball and some parts of other shapes carry a functional load. Inside the metal “lace”, woven from nuts and gears, placed street lights. Indeed, lighting in the park with a dark time of the day in the square is bizarre and fabulous.
According to the sculptor, he made all 12 figures of scrap metal – wheels, gears, bolts, and nuts. However, it is these little things that add charm and piquancy to the work. With the help of welding, various details turn into really cute characters, attracting lots of visitors.
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We demand peace sculptural composition by Mukhina

We demand peace sculptural composition by Mukhina

We demand peace sculptural composition by Mukhina

We demand peace sculptural composition by Mukhina
The famous Soviet sculptor Vera Mukhina created the monument “We demand peace!” in 1950 (creative team: N.V. Zelenskaya, Z.G. Ivanova, S.V. Kazakov, and A.M. Sergeev). Until 1994 it decorated VDNKh (Exhibition of Achievements of National Economy) near Mira (Peace) avenue. After the extension of the avenue, the sculpture moved to the park “Museon”. Meanwhile, the idea of ​​creating a composition arose after the Korean War that began in 1950.
According to Mukhina’s plan, the sculpture was to draw attention to the need for peace on a planet that had recently survived the horrors of World War II. It consisted of six figures. Three men, symbolizing the main human races, trampled the banners of the German army, on each side were the figures of a one-armed blind man – a war invalid and a woman holding a dead child. Also, the front figure is a woman with a dove going to fly – a symbol of peace. This woman personified the future of mankind.
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Romantic couples and Love monuments

Romantic couples and Love monuments

A couple at the registry office Nagatinskiy. Romantic couples and Love monuments

Romantic couples and Love monuments
Love – too strong, although a short-term feeling, so people want to extend and capture it … At least in the form of monuments … Although there are many such monuments around the world, let’s get acquainted with the most interesting love monuments in Russia. And the first one is a couple at the registry office Nagatinskiy in Moscow region.
And some of the monuments hide the sad story behind them. For instance, in St. Petersburg, in the park on Butlerov Street 222, there is a monument to lovers. In the 19th century, Carl and Emilia lived here. Young people loved each other, but their parents did not allow them to marry. Desperate, they took their hands and jumped into the nearest Pond. Buried nearby, the couple still attracts attention of lovers. They bring flowers to their grave for almost a century.
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Castellon-Costa Azahar Airport giant monument

Castellon-Costa Azahar Airport giant monument

Man-plane, Castellon-Costa Azahar Airport giant monument in Valencia, Spain. Work by sculptor Juan Ripolles. Opened March 2011

Castellon-Costa Azahar Airport giant monument

In fact, located in the municipality of Vilanova d’Alcolea in Valencia, Spain airport became famous thanks to the impressive monument erected on its territory. Interestingly, opened by local authorities in March 2011 a 24-meter-tall statue became a caricature of Carlos Fabre, who was the initiator of the construction of the airport.
Meanwhile, in this province is the homeland of Juan Ripolles – artist, sculptor, designer. The sculptures and monuments of Ripolles decorate the central squares of European, American and Asian capitals and cities. And his paintings – the collections of connoisseurs around the world. Besides, among the admirers of his work are the first persons of states.
And how could the airport of the province of Castiglione do without the work of its distinguished countryman?
Accordingly, before the airport appeared 24-meter statue of the Man-plane, which The New York Times called “a symbol of ruin at the airport without destiny.” By the way, the erection of this figure cost 220 thousand pounds sterling.
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