Statue Wary

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  1. Joe Riley

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    When I first saw this statue, I thought it was Captain Picard on the bridge of the Enterprise! How dopey is that? :confused:

    Taiwanese, confronting past history, target Chiang statues
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    What's with that waist?
     
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    Maybe It was during the time they had to "tighten their belts".;)
     
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    Statue Without Limitations
    "When Charles-Olivier Roy, principal of Artisans du Passage, took on the job of reproducing an historic bronze statue, he faced two huge challenges: re-creating a work of art nearly eight feet tall and paying proper homage to one of Canada’s finest sculptors, Louis-Philippe Hébert".

    "Creating a likeness was not good enough for Roy; he had to produce an exact replica that reflected the full glory of the original piece. Roy met the challenges by turning physical reality into 3D digital reality, which then gave him endless options in the real world".

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    Scanning of the 7-foot-9-inch statue was done outside the Parliament Building in Quebec City using a Creaform Handyscan 3D scanner. Four layers of primer coating were applied to ensure a smooth finish before pieces were cast in ceramic.
     
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    Here on Oahu we have King Kamehameha Statue on South King Street right in the heart of Honolulu. Every year we have King Kamehameha Day with festivities of lovely Hawaiian Food, parade and the draping of leis on the statue of King Kamehameha. The festivities started way back in 1871 to honor the memory of King Kamehameha the Great. The State has two statue of Kind Kamehameha.

    The first statue went down in the Falkland Island seas and was retrieve by a British captain who brought it to Hawaii when he saw it being fished out of the Falkland seas in 1882. This statue is on the Big Island at Kohala, King Kamehameha's birthplace where it stands today. When the first statue of the King went down in the Falkland Island seas Hawaii commissioned another statue to be built. The second statue of King Kamehameha is the statue that stands on South King Street at Ali'iolani Hale across of Iolani Palace todays . Thomas A. Gould was the commissioned sculptor to create the statue of King Kamehameha in 1878.

    This is the King Kamehameha statue on Oahu.
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    (image is from https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Locat...g_Kamehameha_Statue-Honolulu_Oahu_Hawaii.html)


    The statue below is in Hilo on the Big Island.
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    (image from http://pinterest.com/pin/112027109451859722/)

    On Oahu, King Kamehameha statue being readied for King Kamehameha day and all the festivities to follow.
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    (image from http://www.staradvertiser.com/photo-galleries/kamehameha-lei-draping-ceremon)

    The statue of King Kamehameha draped with beautiful leis for King Kamehameha Day and ready for all festivities.
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    (image from http://blog.calendars.com/2012/06/king-kamehameha-day/)
     
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    @Krissttina Isobe - We had a Luau Night, at our church some years back, where I was the DJ on Hawaiian 105 KINE radio. I played records of Hawaiian music, including some old Arthur Godfrey 78's! I also read a story of a little boy, who entered a costume contest, dressed as King Kamehameha, and he won First Prize! I will have to find it for you.

    The two statues of King Kamehameha, are beautiful and that is quite a story of how the first statue was rescued from the deep. Thank you!
     
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    Here on Oahu we have King Kamehameha Statue on South King Street right in the heart of Honolulu. Every year we have King Kamehameha Day with festivities of lovely Hawaiian Food, parade and the draping of leis on the statue of King Kamehameha. The festivities started way back in 1871 to honor the memory of King Kamehameha the Great. The State has two statue of Kind Kamehameha.

    The first statue went down in the Falkland Island seas and was retrieve by a British captain who brought it to Hawaii when he saw it being fished out of the Falkland seas in 1882. This statue is on the Big Island at Kohala, King Kamehameha's birthplace where it stands today. When the first statue of the King went down in the Falkland Island seas Hawaii commissioned another statue to be built. The second statue of King Kamehameha is the statue that stands on South King Street at Ali'iolani Hale across of Iolani Palace todays . Thomas A. Gould was the commissioned sculptor to create the statue of King Kamehameha in 1878.

    This is the King Kamehameha statue on Oahu.
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    (image is from https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Locat...g_Kamehameha_Statue-Honolulu_Oahu_Hawaii.html)


    The statue below is in Hilo on the Big Island.
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    (image from http://pinterest.com/pin/112027109451859722/)

    On Oahu, King Kamehameha statue being readied for King Kamehameha day and all the festivities to follow.
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    (image from http://www.staradvertiser.com/photo-galleries/kamehameha-lei-draping-ceremon)

    The statue of King Kamehameha draped with beautiful leis for King Kamehameha Day and ready for all festivities.
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    (image from http://blog.calendars.com/2012/06/king-kamehameha-day/)
    :)You're welcome. There was a little statue on Kalakaua Ave. years back that now has disappeared. This little statue was a store front statue standing about 4' high and I couldn't find a picture of it. At this site is another statue of King Kamehameha
    This is King Kamehameha I
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    (image from http://totakeresponsibility.blogspot.com/2013_09_01_archive.html)
     
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    There is a correction I have to make about my posting. The statue on Kalakaua Ave. is of the Statue of Liberty not King Kamehameha. My apologies for the my mistake. It's a miniature version of the Statue of Liberty that stood on Kalakaua Ave. I was so sure there would be a picture of it because it was so unusual, but the statue was of Liberty not King Kamehameha. The picture was taken in 2014.

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    (image is from https://honolulu4k.wordpress.com/page/13/)
     
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    That's OK,Krissttina, I see by the picture that there is "Space Available" to add a statue of King Kamehameha;)
     
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    Sculpture moved after texters kept bumping into it

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    (NEWSER) – Walking while texting can be dangerous — a fact that was recently reconfirmed in England.

    "A 20-foot-high sculpture of two clasped hands that formed an archway over a path on the grounds of the Salisbury Cathedral in Wiltshire had to be relocated because walkers kept bumping into it (despite the 6 feet, 4 inches of clearance beneath the center of it), the BBC reports".

    "In a Facebook post last week that showed "The Kiss" being moved by crane, artist Sophie Ryder wrote the galvanized steel wire sculpture was moved "because people were walking through texting and said they bumped their heads! Oh well!!"

    "A cathedral official didn't specify texting as the issue, but said "during the hours of darkness" there were some incidents. The sculpture was installed earlier this month as part of an exhibit on the cathedral lawn, reports the Telegraph; the show runs through July 3".

    "Researchers found that while navigating an obstacle course and using a smartphone, "people actually slowed down and engaged in a more protective or cautious walking pattern," says an author of the study. (This man fell to his death while looking at his device".)

    This article appeared originally on Newser:20-Foot Sculpture Moved After Texters Kept Bumping Into It
     
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    :pLOL!
     
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    Selfie behaviour: Chinese tourist ignores ‘do not touch’ sign for photos on 600-year-old statue
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    A Chinese tourist has been criticised for her “uncivilised” behaviour after she took selfies sitting on top of a 600-year-old statue outside a Ming dynasty (1368-1644) tomb, mainland media reports.
     
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    Thanks for sharing. I love public art that that can be engaged with, although by that I mean viewing or walking through, not lounging on the back of a statue, or climbing on statues. many people these days just don't have any sense of respect for history or the events that occurred and people who were affected. Two of my favorites are the Boston (or New England) Holocaust Memorial, and Boston's Irish Famine Memorial. Of course I also love the many other historical statues and memorials throughout the area, but these two were down the street from where I worked, and I would walk through or by them on an almost daily basis.

    Another one around here that's very popular, particularly with tourists, is the Galveston 1900 Storm Memorial, dedicated in memory to the approximately 6,000 people killed/lost during that unnamed storm.

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    @Diane Lane - Thank you, for including these three Memorials, that mean so much to you! Here is more on David Moore:

    Commissioned by the Galveston Commission for the Arts and installed in 2000, David W. Moore's bronze sculpture is a monument to the victims and survivors of the 1900 Storm, which killed in excess of 6,000 Galvestonians.
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    David Moore passed away at the age of 80 in 2001. He left his mark on the island he loved with beautiful sculptures made from wood, terra cotta, and various metals.

    David Moore also produced other notable pieces around Galveston Island including:

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    Ashton Villa (2328 Broadway) was the very first brick home built in Texas back in 1858 by James Moreau Brown, although it would be his daughter, the Galveston icon Miss Bettie, with whom the home would become synonymous. The original construction included a cast-iron fish pond, but when the home was acquired by the Galveston Historical Foundation the pond had been missing for many years and only written descriptions of it remained.

    Miraculously, the pond was discovered at a church rectory in New Orleans and was promptly returned to its home, where Mr. and Mrs. John W. Harris donated the funds necessary for its restoration. In 1977 the GHF commissioned David Moore who reproduced the design for the Heron from the descriptions in the family journals. Cast at the Al Shakis Art Foundry in Houston, the bronze heron stands just over a foot tall and was officially dedicated on March 17, 1979.

    NOTICE:
    Please keep an eye out for the beautiful heron that was part of the fountain at Ashton Villa. On Saturday night it was stolen. Security tape shows four men removing it before fleeing with it. The heron was commissioned in 1979 and was the work of artist David Moore. It was commissioned after the original fountain was returned to the house. A heron was chosen to mimic the herons etched in the original front doors. If you see it, please contact the Galveston Police Department and Galveston Historical Foundation. Hopefully the heron will be returned to us soon.(undated)
     
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    Interesting statuues oe and all! there are some in richmond too. of course some people think we should not be honoring Southern figures of the Civil War, but hey it is part of our history. I don't necessarily have a problem with it. However, equal time should be given to Northerners and Civil War slaves who died as part of the cause. they fought as free men during the war, or some of them did anyway. Salute them too while you are at it.
     
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    Thanks @Joe Riley, I wasn't aware of the heron being stolen. It's a shame the article is undated, that information could be useful. I'll certainly keep my eyes open, although it wouldn't be unusual to see heron statues around here, especially knock offs of that one, most likely. Here's a project that I really like, a group of sculptors has taken trees killed by Hurricane Ike and turned them into sculptures.
     
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    Great idea! Thank's Diane!
     
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    ISIS has been doing a lot of this. They (and their predecessors) like to smash historical statues, churches, temples, etc. publicly, to show their dominance, and with the religious symbols, will erect mosques on those sites. Notice the crowd doesn't seem upset by it. Most cultures have moved beyond this type of barbaric behavior, but they revel in it.
     
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    Iran confiscates Buddha statues in crackdown on 'cultural invasion'
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    "Buddha statues have joined Barbie dolls and characters from The Simpsons as banned items in Iran.

    Officials are confiscating the statues from shops in the capital, Tehran, to stop the promotion of Buddhism, according to a report in the independent Arman daily.

    The Islamic republic has long fought against items such as Barbie toys to block western influence, but this appears to be the first time authorities have shown an opposition to symbols from the east.

    The newspaper quoted Saeed Jaberi Ansari, an official for the protection of Iran's cultural heritage, as calling the Buddha statues symbols of "cultural invasion".


    He reportedly said authorities would not permit a specific belief to be promoted through such items. Ansari did not say how many Buddhas had been seized, but said the "cleansing" would continue".
     
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