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Harry Jerome Statue
Harry Jerome Statue
#About the Statue of the Runner in Stanley Park

The Harry Jerome Statue is located on the shoreline of Stanley Park, it is a bronze statue at the height of 9 meters, and is an icon in the popular park.

This statue is full of movement and energy, where Harry Jerome is seen running, one of the great Canadian athletes.

#Who Was Harry Jerome

Harry Jerome was a track and field runner, of the greatest athletes in Canada, and the world. He is especially known as the second runner in history to set the time of 10.0 for the 100-meter sprint, and his title for this record held for almost a decade.

Already as a child, he excelled in baseball, soccer, and hockey, and was discovered to have impressive athletic abilities. His way as a great athlete began at the age of 18. While still in high school, Jerome broke the Canadian record for the 220-meter run, a record that was not broken for 31 years!

Harry Jerome had a natural path to fame, for he came from a family of athletes, that represented Canada in many sporting competitions. His grandfather, John Howard, participated in the 1912 Olympics, and his sister, Valerie Jerome represented Canada in the 1960 Olympics.

At the start of the 1960's Jerome suffered from many injuries. Many thought he would never be able to compete again, but he made an amazing comeback, and broke more and more records.

In 1982, only 42 years old, Harry Jerome passed away, as a result of a brain aneurysm. Canada remembers him and his legacy, which can be summed up by his motto: "Never give up!"

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#About the Statue That Was the Symbol of the Vancouver Olympics

As the symbol of the Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver 2010, the Inukshuk was used. This symbol originates from the Inuit culture of the Eskimo natives in northern Canada. The symbol symbolizes membership and a member of this culture.

In ancient times statues of this style served the Inuit, as milestones, simple navigational signs and monuments.

The icon of the Inukshuk for the Winter Olympics was introduced in April 2005 as the symbol of the Games of the Winter Olympics, which took place in Vancouver five years later.

Originally, the sculpture called "Inukshuk" was created by artist George Norris and was built in northern Canada. The statue was built in anticipation of the Vancouver Expo 1986 and has since been placed in the English Bay in the Vancouver area.

Incidentally, after the Winter Games in Vancouver, Air Canada also used the Inukshuk as a symbol, the national airline of Canada. It was painted on the company's Boeing 777 fleet.

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Mihajlo Statue
Mihailo Statue
#About the Statue of the Prince Riding on Horseback

In the center of the Republic Square (Trg Republike) you probably see the statue of an important man riding his horse. This is the statue of Prince Mihailo. This is Mihailo Obrenović riding on his horse.

The sculpture was created in 1882 by Italian sculptor Enrico Paci. The statue was commissioned as a tribute to the same Mihailo Obrenović for his achievement, expressed in the expulsion of the Ottoman Turks from Serbia. If you wonder why in the sculpture he is pointing his finger forward, he is signaling to the Turks to leave Serbia and points toward Istanbul, to which he expels them. The statue was erected, as far as is known, where the city's gate once stood, the gate from which the road to Istanbul was at that time.

Mihailo liberated seven different Serbian cities from the rule of the Ottomans. The names of those cities liberated by Mihailo, you will see engraved on the basis of the monument.

In 1979, the Serbian government declared the monument to be a particularly important cultural site. The locals, by the way, did not need this declaration. As far as they are concerned, the sculpture is so central and it is such a convenient meeting point before going out to a joint meeting or recreation, which they still decide to meet next to each other.

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Vancouver Olympic Cauldron
Vancouver Olympic Cauldron
#About the Winter Olympic Torch in Vancouver

The official Vancouver Olympic Cauldron is still in the city today. Since the winter games in 2010 the flame has burnt, except for special occasions. It is an impressive view, and is a symbol of the city and a popular photo spot for tourists.

At the spectacular opening ceremony of the torch relay at the Vancouver Winter Olympics, one of the most impressive and beautiful Olympic cauldrons in the history of the Olympic Games was revealed. The Olympic torch relay to Vancouver was the longest of its kind by then and encompassed about 45,000 km.

The way of the torch started after it is lit, like the tradition from the ancient Greek city of Olympia. It made its way to Vancouver through 12,000 different Candian who carried it, one after the other. At the end of the trip, which took 106 days and even went through the North pole in Northern Canada, the torch arrived and lit the Cauldron. The lighting of the torch ceremony is the height of the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games.

This is how this statue became the official cauldron of the winter Olympic Games in the city.

#What Does the Olympic Torch Carrying Symbolize?

The carrying of the Olympic flame is one of the most associated symbols with the Olympics. Some think that in the ancient Olympics the same tradition was carried out, but it seems like that might not be the case.

There are contradictions on whether the tradition of lighting the Olympic torch was born in ancient Greece, in the Olympic Games of those days. Many researchers claim that the torch was not part of the games, and only something from religious ceremonies for Zeus that took place at the same time as the games, and actually all the games were dedicated to.

The torch stayed lit back then in the temple of Zeus, for the entirety of the Olympic Games. Back in those days the flame was the central symbol in many cultures, as well as Greek culture, and was a reminder of Prometheus who stole fire from the god Zeus according to Greek mythology, and gave it to humanity.

It is interesting to know that despite its importance in the ancient Olympics, the lighting of the Olympic torch was forgotten after the Olympic games in ancient Greece were interrupted by the Roman emperor. Even after the start of the modern Olympics, the Olympic torch did not get anywhere.

Only in 1928, at the Amsterdam Olympics, 1535 years after the Olympics were stopped, was the Olympic flame tradition returned. In the Berlin Nazi Olympics in 1936, the tradition of carrying the flame to the cauldron in the opening ceremony started. Since then, even though the tradition began in a Nazi ceremony to heighten the Third Reich, the tradition carries on. The flame is lit in Greece, in the ancient city of Olympia, where the ancient Olympics once took place. From there, the flame is carried by many people, with everyone carrying the flame in their turn, until the flame is brought to the opening ceremony of the Olympics and lights the Olympics cauldron .

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A-Maze-ing Laughter
#About the Laughing Statues of Vancouver

The A-Maze-ing Laughter statues are part of bronze works by the artist Yue Minjun towards the International Sculpture Biennale that was held in Vancouver.

The creation includes 14 figures, each one weighing about 250 kilos, and 3 meters tall. The sculpted characters were meant to put up different levels of hysterical laughter and bring viewers entertainment and laughter of their own.

The A-Maze-ing Laughter statues are in Morton Park in the city, near the English Bay Beach. Something funny? It's probably the statues then...

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Gate to the Northwest Passage
Gate to the Northwest Passage
#About the Walking Statue in Vancouver

Imagine a square metal frame, bent on the lower end, and you have the Gate to the Northwest Passage statue in Vancouver. This modern work of art is a statue that was put in Vanier Park in Kitsilano in 1980, by artist Alan Chung Hung.

The statue, put near the Vancouver Maritime Museum, is meant to commemorate the arrival of Captain George Vancouver to the Burrard Inlet in 1792. This is how it has come to be known as the Gate to the Northwest Passage.

The height of the metal statue is over 4.6 meters. For its square shape, making the shape of a rainbow, there were those in the past that compared it with a paper clip.

The artist Alan Chung Hung said that the purpose of the statue was to create a symbolic frame, with visual and expression, that will waken the awareness of the donations by captain George Vancouver to the world, and the meticulous surveys he conducted in the area, which included the northern beaches of the Pacific Ocean.

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El Angel Caido
El Angel Caido
#About the Only Statue of the Devil in Europe

In El Retiro Park you will see the rose garden called "Rosaleda." The garden is rather beautiful, and you can enjoy some quiet time walking around. Besides the rose garden and the great flowers, you can meet a one of a kind display. This is the statue of the fallen angel, which only one quick look will clarify that it is the devil.

And so, in the rose garden in El Retiro Park is a statue of the devil, or to be exact, El Angel Caido. This is the only statue of its kind in Europe, and it is placed at the head of the impressive fountain in the south part of the park, and brings many statue enthusiasts from around the city.

This statue of the devil was created by the Spanish artist Ricardo Bellver. This is a unique statue that is dedicated to the devil, and as far as is known, is the only one of its kind in all of Europe.

#About the Statue of the Devil in Madrid

The falling angel, or devil, is a surprising statue in Spain, the traditional Catholic community, a land where usually you can find angels and saints. This is no ordinary site anywhere in Europe, a statue dedicated to the rule of spirits and the interesting story behind it.

The Spanish sculptor Ricardo Bellver identified in the 19th century with the "Paradise Lost," the famous epic by John Milton. Bellver decided to shake away the traditional definition of the devil as a living creature with horns, and sculpted it in a way described by Milton, and much closer to the actual description. The sculpture describes how the devil was thrown from the sky, in the form of a beautiful but corrupt angel. This is after he revolted against God as an angel and was punished for his pride.

In 1874 Bellver completed the statue that describes the dramatic fall. Many of Madrid's residents were shocked by the devil statue that was placed in their city, in the loved El Retiro Park. However the statue has won different awards, and today Madrid is proud to be the only city with the monument to the devil.

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The Victor
Victor Statue
#About the Tall Statue Overlooking Belgrade

In Kalemegdan Park stands the tall 14-meter tall Victor Statue. The Victor Statue symbolizes the Serb victories in the Balkan wars, looks like a naked man with one hand holding a falcon, and a sword in the other.

This impressive sculpture was erected here to mark the liberation of Belgrade from the yoke of the Ottoman Turkish Empire, which ruled for many years, while one of the historical incarnations and conquests in Belgrade and Serbia passed through the years.

Incidentally, the first plan was to place the Victor Statue in the square of( Terezia in the center of the city. It was abandoned when conservative voices opposed it because of its nakedness. The ultimate compromise was to place the Victor on a high pole in Kalemegdan Park, so that his nudity would not stand out too much ...

The statue, which was inaugurated in 1928, 16 years after Belgrade was liberated from the Ottoman Empire that ruled it, has over the years become one of the most recognizable symbols of the city and the most prominent of its landscape.


Observation at sunset, from the place next to the statue, will allow you to watch the sunset above the unique riverside encounter opposite the city to the far horizon.

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Whale Fountain
Whale Fountain
#About the Smiling Whale of Old Jaffa

The sculpture "The Smiley Whale" was sculpted by the important artist Ilana Goor in 1983. The sculptor for many years dealt with multidisciplinary art and varied design. In the 1990's she decided to open her private home in Old Jaffa to the general public and turned it into the Ilana Goor Museum, where she presents hundreds of her works alongside her art collection.

The sculpture was sculpted by Goor and placed on Pasteur Street in Old Jaffa. The statue, which stands right next to Jaffa port and its museum building, is actually the water fountain that emerges from the body of the whale. Pay attention to the sound of the moving, soothing water that blends with the surroundings and becomes a permanent sound in it.

The statue shows the whale that swallowed Jonah the prophet, according to the biblical story. Jonah left this port, the port of Jaffa, when he fled to Tarshish because of the mission of God, after he refused to go to the city of Ninevah, the capital of Assyria, and to the people who did evil in the eyes of God. According to the Book of Jonah, "Jonah rose up and fled Tarshish from before the Lord, and went down to Jaffa, and found a ship that came to Tarshish."

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Odaiba Statue of Liberty
#About the Statue of Liberty of Odaiba

On the artificial island of Odaiba you will find a replica of the American Statue of Liberty (Odaiba Statue of Liberty). It is a miniature model of the Statue of Liberty on Liberty Island, located opposite Manhattan Island in New York. There are quite a few Japanese people and tourists who enjoy having their picture taken next to a copy of the American Statue of Liberty overlooking the city, just as if they were In New York.

The trip on the promenade in the sculpture area is a pleasure for the evening hours. On the one hand you will enjoy a pleasant breeze coming from the sea, and on the other hand there are occasional street performances on the promenade.

Watch the magnificent sunset, over Tokyo Bay, in one of the most impressive cities in the world, with a copy of the Statue of Liberty of another amazing city! So if you dreamed of two attractions at the price of one - here's something from New York and Tokyo.

One of the joys in Odaiba is watching and photographing the beautiful sunset alongside a replica of the Statue of Liberty with the city of Tokyo in the background.

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Statua di Dante Alighieri
#About Dante's Magnificent Square
The statue of the poet Dante Alighieri (Statua di Dante Alighieri), located in the center of Piazza dei Signori in Verona, was placed here in the middle of the 19th century.

Dante was one of the greatest Italian poets and considered around the world, not only as a poet, but also as an important philosopher with fascinating ideas and writings.

Dante, a resident of Florence, lived in Verona for a while after being exiled from his town. During his stay here, he even dedicated some of his works to the Scaligeri family, who were the rulers of the city at that time and showed hospitality to him, gave him considerable freedom of creativity and showed great tolerance for him.

First and foremost, Dante was an Italian poet who wrote the famous poem "La Divina Commedia" at the beginning of the 14th century. This poetic poem is considered one of the greatest literary works of the late Middle Ages. Many in Italy see it as a canonical work that formed the basis of modern Italian language.

In the world and in literature as a whole, "Divine Comedy" is considered to be a primary cultural asset. In his fascinating preoccupation with the descent to question, in hell and paradise, Dante gave a glimpse into both the fears and ideas of medieval intellectuals.

In the last half-millennium, this work has received countless references, quotations and gestures in the history of Western culture.

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Minter Gardens
#About the Wonderful Gardens on Mount Chime

Minter Gardens are spectacularly beautiful gardens with a different look each season and span a wide area, outside the city of Vancouver.

In the Minter Gardens there are 11 gardens, including Chinese gardens, fragrant and colorful flower gardens, thousands of tulips, colorful rose gardens, fern gardens and more.

One of the favorite attractions in these gardens is the statues of large bushes and flowers. Among the sculptured figures and shapes here you can see men and women in a variety of situations, a peacock, a Canadian flag and an amusing flower maze. Within the water-soothing gardens there are also rustling waterfalls and more.

These gardens are about 130 km from the city of Vancouver, near Chilliwack and near the Fraser River Valley. There are a few wonderful gardens in Vancouver itself, but visiting these beautiful gardens and the wonderful way to them, on one of the roads leading to the Canadian Rocky Mountains, is a trip worth making.

The colorful blossoms and spectacular design of the gardens contribute to the view of the place, and this is a lovely corner for those who love nature and flowers and a must-see place for photography enthusiasts.

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