Scoping Sculptures

This postcard features a fierce Hawaiian Ki’i (or tiki) sculpture.

 
The Sibelius Monument in Helsinki, Finland, is a popular stop for tourists, who clamber over the rocky foundation. The monument is dedicated to the Finnish composer Jean Sibelius (1865–1957) and is located at the Sibelius Park in the district of Töölö. The monument is a sculpture by Finnish artist Eila Hiltunen titled Passio Musicae and unveiled on September 7, 1967.

 
The sculpture of renowned Finnish Jean Sibelius (1865 to 1957) is part of the Sibelius Monument in Helsinki, Finland, created in his honor. which is a popular tourist stop. The monument, located at the Sibelius Park in the district of Toolo, is a popular tourist stop.

 
Auguste Rodin’s sculpture “The Thinker” muses about the huge shuttlecock, which has landed on the lawn of the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, Missouri, perhaps from some badminton game between giants.

 
A statue of Leif Erikson or Leif Ericson stands in front of Hallgrimskirkja, a church in Reykjavik, Iceland. Erikson (c. 970 – c. 1020) was a Norse explorer from Iceland. He was the first known European to have discovered continental North America (excluding Greenland), before Christopher Columbus. The statue, by Alexander Stirling Calder in front of the church, predates its construction. It was a gift from the United States in honor of the 1930 Althing Millennial Festival, commemorating the 1000th anniversary of Iceland’s parliament at Thingvellir in 930 AD.

 

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