Suvi’s Statues: Rome’s Eur

Do you know that there is a portion of Roma that was left unfinished because the war prevented the world’s fair in celebration of the 20th anniversary of Fascism in Italy? Do you know that Roma’s patron saints are Peter and Paul? And most strikingly: do you know that Roma has a square Colosseum too,…

Suvi’s Statues: Piran aquarium shark

This shark is on display in front of the tiny but cute Piran aquarium. I didn’t go inside this time but I remember the experience as short but sweet. I’m not even sure if this statue is connected with the Aquarium but it must be. Immediate Google search has yielded no sculptor’s name. Photo: a ©…

MM 3-15: Monochrome Holy Moses Madness

This week’s Monochrome Madness has been brought to you by recent events. Lacking political leadership I’d settle for a holy Moses right now. And if I would, I know many will. Welcome to the new age of if not Aquarius, then I hope not the Plague, or the Hunger. This is the Fountain of Moses…

Suvi’s Statues: Piazza del Campidoglio

I’ve almost missed this week’s Suvi’s statues, I better hurry. Fact: Just like in the case of doors, Roma has too many statues. All these are to be found around Piazza del Campidoglio, or Capitoline Hill, behind the Typewriter, huddled together in a very small space. Without further bad hoarding feelings, here they are, taken about two…

Suvi’s Statues: Fanor Hernández

I know many of you have some statues stored just itching to be shown, and now Saturdays are the time and Suvi’s challenge is the place and you’ve got almost all week to join. This week I’ve got for you a sculptor whose works don’t lie as if he came from Colombia. Maybe because he…

Suvi’s Statues: Smelt

The first statue that made me consider what “ART” is. It seems to also imply that they let you plop a 5.5 m bronze woman behind the World Trade Center in Ljubljana in SMELT building.  When built in 1993 it was the tallest building in the city at 75 m (250 feet), but has since…