In the center of Bergen, Norway, this statue stands imposingly on a harbor pier. It really stood out. People took to sitting around the statue and birds found the top of the statue to be a nice perch. I didn’t have time to read about who this statue is of, but thanks to the internet I figured out it is of Leif Larsen. He was a naval officer and the most highly decorated Norwegian in WWII. History has so many details, it is amazing how it seems you can never learn it all.
The Little Mermaid statue is one of Copenhagen’s landmarks. It is located a bit of a distance outside the center, along the waterfront and near a beautiful park. Tourists flock to see it, and often you cannot get a good picture of the statue without a bunch of other tourists in the way. People are often disappointed in how little the statue is.
Piran, Slovenia is a picturesque small town on the Adriatic coast. It’s main square is Tartini Square. The main sculpture in the square is of Giuseppe Tartini, a violinist from Piran. A statue on the edge of the square really caught my eye, however. It is of a boy reaching upwards with one hand, the other reaches into his chest where is heart is, but there is nothing there but a hole. The position of the statue captures movement and stress, and I found it moving.