Place Aymé, an open space in the backstreets of Montmartre, is home to Le Passe Muraille (The Walker-Through-Walls), one of Paris’ most interesting statues. Frozen in the middle of passing through a wall, this public artwork is based on a character with a tragic tale. The square is named after Marcel Aymé (1902-67), the author … More The Paris Statue That Walks Through Walls
On the edge of Møllebukta Bay in southern Norway is a statue of three gigantic bronze swords, standing 10 metres tall. Sverd i fjell (swords in a rock) is an impressive sight as it overlooks the Hafrsfjord, and commemorates a critical historical moment in the unification of Norway. History of Sverd i fjell The statues … More Norway’s Epic Sword Monuments – Sverd i fjell
The Little Mermaid is an iconic figure on the waterfront of Copenhagen, a bronze statue sculpted by Edvard Erikson. Inspired by Hans Christian Anderson’s fairytale, it was installed on next to the anchored ships at Langelinie Pier in 1913. But this innocent nude sculpture has had a very turbulent history, full of beheadings, colour changes … More Vandalism of the Little Mermaid – One Statue’s Turbulent History
Near the top of the mountain, we walked into a perfect view of Fushimi Inari’s torii gates. We turned a corner, and there it was waiting for us, with no tourists or anything. A long tunnel of vermillion was being illuminated by a perfectly angled sun, turning every gate a different shade of bright orange, … More Fushimi Inari, Kyoto’s wonderful torii gate mountain
Our last stop in Mozambique was the capital, Maputo. The traffic was a long crawl, and we arrived in the middle of the hustle and bustle of Maputo mid-morning. We parked up near the central train station, a beautiful, classic building.
Bercy Park, Paris, is home to a group of 21 very interesting sculptures. Les Enfants Du Monde each have a nationality, and are formed out of the manhole covers sourced from their country. They even have their own names (and personalities!). French sculptor Rachid Khimoune’s masterpieces are not easy to find, and you need to … More Paris’ Secret Sculptures: Les Enfants du Monde
As you know, there is a lot to do in Paris. You’ve probably heard of many of them – great monuments, museums and former castles, art galleries and shopping, eating and drinking great food. But what about trying to track down the little curiosities?