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Top 7 Strange Sculptures in Europe

Among the many traditional monuments and statues we can find around Europe, there are those whose sculptors appear to have departed completely from tradition.
I picked out a few of the most interesting, surprising and strange ones I could find.

1. Monument to a woman’s handbag - Cuneo, Italy


A women's handbag is a very important wardrobe item. Psychologists say that by the handbag you can determine the nature and hobbies of a woman. 

The most famous monument to a women's handbag is in Cuneo, Italy.

2. Monument to the Unknown Bureaucrat - Reykjavik, Iceland


Several countries have monuments to the Unknown Soldier, but perhaps only Iceland has a sculpture honoring the job of the bureaucrat. 

This 1994 sculpture by Magnús Tómasson depicts a man in a suit holding a briefcase, with his head and shoulders subsumed in a slab of unsculpted stone.

3. Untitled 1986 (The Headington Shark) - Oxford, England


Untitled 1986 is a rooftop sculpture located at 2, New High Street, HeadingtonOxford, England, depicting a large shark embedded head-first in the roof of a house.

It was erected on the 41st anniversary of the nuclear attack on Nagasaki at the end of WWII. The sculpture depicts a deadly and lethal weapon falling from the sky.

4. De Vaartkapoen - Molenbeek, Brussels, Belgium


De Vaartkapoen by Belgian artist Tom Frantzen is a humorous statue of a policeman being tripped by a man hiding in a sewer manhole. 

Created in 1985, the statue is located in Molenbeek, Brussels, Belgium.

5. Statue of Franz Kafka - Prague, Czech Republic


The Statue of Franz Kafka is a 2003 sculpture by Jaroslav Róna, installed on Vězeňská street in Prague, Czech Republic. 

It is based on a scene in Franz Kafka's first novel, in which a political candidate is held on the shoulders of a giant man during a campaign rally, and carried through the streets.

6. Bureaucratic Themis - Copenhagen, Denmark


A plump figure of the goddess of justice, symbolizing the rich industrial world, which sits on the back of a thin, emaciated Africans.

The Sculpture by Danish artist Jens Galshiota was unveiled  in 2002.



7. Colonna Mediterranea - Luqa, Malta


Colonna Mediterranea (Luqa Monument) is a landmark obelisk in LuqaMalta

The abstract art has created local and international controversy over its phallic appearance.


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