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Do you want to be surprised by something that is just beyond any explanation? Do you want to question people’s ability to surprise you with something out of the ordinary? Well, hold onto your horses, because here are some amazing sculptures that will surely take your breath away, like literally! Be prepared!

  • Mustangs by Robert Glen, Texas, USA – This sculpture commemorates the wild mustangs that were historically important inhabitants of Texas. Portraying a group at 1.5 times of the life-size, the Mustangs are sculptured running through a watercourse, with fountains giving the effect of water splashed by the animals’ hooves. The sculpture dominates the space in terms of the scale of the surrounding. You surely don’t want to miss that!
  • People Of The River by Chong Fah Cheong, Singapore – A renowned Singaporean sculptor, this man is known for many public sculptures in Singapore. He works in different styles, ranging from abstract to figurative. This sculpture of People Of The River is considered one of his best works. Don’t miss that when in Singapore!
  • Expansion by Paige Bradley, New York USA – Representing a woman meditating in lotus position with her body cracking to reveal an inner light. This unique sculpture communicates the perfect message to look beyond your body and social structures in order to discover oneself. Sculpted by Paige Bradley, she is known for her philosophical extensions and her works are always remarkable. The Expansion is a piece of sculpture that can be interpreted in different ways. So give it a thought and look when in New York!
  • Black Ghost, Klaipeda, Lithuania – Known as the Juodasis Vaiduoklis, this sculpture of 7.8 feet in height casts an eerie vibe, especially at night. Sculpted by Svajunas Jurkus and Sergejus Plotnikovas, this mysterious figure holds a lantern in one hand as his sinister fingers grip the dock. This sculpture is partly dedicated to the mysterious ghost that saved Klaipeda from an impending famine. The Black Ghost warned them that their stock would soon run low and disappeared, making the Black Ghost a friendly spirit. It is a must visit when in Lithuania.
  • Les Voyageurs by Bruno Catalano, Marseilles France – The beautifully imperfect bronze sculpture describes realistic human workers with large parts of their bodies missing. Bruno Catalano, the sculptor, presented the ten life-sized sculpture at the port of Marseilles.
  • The Monument Of An Anonymous Passerby in Wroclaw, Poland – Walking down the streets of Wroclaw in Poland, you might encounter theses mystical looking statues of people coming out of the ground. Dedicated to the memoirs of the anticommunist activity in 1981 where people fell under the ground in the time of martial law. The monument was unveiled on the 24th anniversary of the martial law during the night of 12 to 13 December 2006.
  • Guardians of Time, Stonehenge UK – Sculpted by the Austrian Manfred Kielnhofer. This contemporary art sculpture relates to the idea that since the beginning of time mankind has had protectors, both for historic and mystical reasons. Manfred showcased the natural human desire for security in these sculptures. It is true that his works captivate its audience.
  • The giant of Monterosso, La Spezia, Italy Located near the beach of Fegina, the Giant of Monterosso is built by the Italian sculptor Arrigo Minerbi and the architect Francesco Levacher. The impressive sculpture is 14 meters high and stands on the promontory as a decoration of the luxurious Villa Pastine. The sculpture has been damaged during World War 2 and also by the heavy seas. Yet it still is one of the most beautiful and amazing sculptures.
  • Nelson Mandela, South Africa – 56 miles south of Durban, just outside Howick, the Face of Freedom sculpture was unveiled on 5th of August 2012. A work by Marco Cianfanelli, this sculpture is made from 50 steel charcoal columns whereby the head of Mandela is created when viewed from a certain angle. This sculpture is seriously one of South Africa’s most prized sculptures.
  • The Caring Hands, Glarus Switzerland – Grossly underestimated, this work by Eva Oertli and Beaht Huber is small yet stunningly beautiful. This sculpture sends the message of environmental responsibility and care. Mostly ignored by people, this sculpture is located in one of the only two towns in Switzerland where direct democracy is practiced.
  • Monumental Mihai Eminescu, Romania One of Romania’s famous and romantic poet, Mihai Eminescu’s sculpture is the world’s most creative statues and sculptures. As a tribute to this great poet, Romanian currency has his picture.
  • De Vaartkapoen, Brussels, Belgium – A humorous state of a policeman being tripped by a man hiding in the sewer manhole is one of the most iconic sculptures you can witness in Belgium. Erected in 1985, De Vaartkapoen literally means channel rascal. Its origins are from the workers in the docks who long ago rose in strong protests against the government.

So which one is your favorite? Let us know in the comment section!

Have you ever heard of restaurants that just marvel you when you step in? Well if not, then here are some creatively beautiful restaurants that will amaze you both appetizingly and visually. So hold onto your thoughts and get creative about these amazing restaurants from around the world!

  • Dinner in the Sky, 27 Countries – Found in 27 countries, Dinner in the Sky is the newest trend for experiencing gourmet food at a high level literally. If you are afraid of heights, then just forget about it! Originated from Belgium, this dining experience is just as amazing as bungee jumping. You are strapped onto your seat while floating 160 feet in the air. This is just an experience that you know you need it!
  • Modern Toilet, Taipei City, Taiwan Province, China – A unique bathroom-themed restaurant chain, this restaurant has several branches throughout Asia. This three-story restaurant is based on items from a bathroom, from plungers to shower-heads and feces shaped lights, the dishes are served on plastic miniature toilet bowls and drink in miniature urinals. This restaurant is an amazing one and it is loved by every customer as the food is delicious and the toilet design makes it special sensation.
  • The Bubble Room, Captiva Island, Florida – Decorated with toys from the 1930s and 1940s, this small room food court grew into a multi-themed 3-story bubbly restaurant. The staff is called ‘bubble scouts’ and wears a unique hat. You are welcome with music from the 1900s to 1980s. Do try the Socra cheese, bubble bread, and over-sized desserts.
  • O.Noir, Toronto, Canada – Opened in Toronto in 2009 and Montreal in 2006, the only “Dine in the Dark” restaurants O.Noir is an experience that should not be missed at any cost. This restaurant has brought an extraordinary culinary adventure to its guests. O.Noir stimulates the senses by inviting guests to experience food, drinks, and conversation as never before. The restaurant’s staff consist entirely of visually-impaired people. This restaurant has become a favorite spot for young people and couples.
  • De Kas, Amsterdam, The Netherlands – Imagine a restaurant that focuses on vegetables and let you dine in a greenhouse! Well, experience De Kas in Amsterdam is the perfect place for a special occasion. Be awed by the surroundings that are lovely coupled with delicious food. At De Kas, vegetables are the stars of the plate and all are served in various ways – roasted, grilled, pureed, raw, and fried. Along with vegetables, seasonal and local fish, meats, and cheeses are also served. Do try the local wine from Limburg!
  • Prison Restaurant, Devil Island, China – Located in China, this restaurant is designed similar to a real prison. Enjoy the great realism that includes a large steel structure at its entrance as a prison. The waiters are dressed as inmates with black and white striped uniforms and the security personnel is dressed as guards. Even the food is served on typical prison trays. Originally created to scare and avoid people into leading a life of crime, you are sure to go the same ordain that a prisoner has to go through, which means you get photographed, fingerprinted, and optionally handcuffed. Do all that and enjoy the appetizing food as per customer reviews on various platforms!
  • Bird’s Nest Restaurant, Thailand – Located in Soneva Kiri Eco Resort, this restaurant has become one of the main attractions. Imagine yourself in a tree pod or nest 16 feet above the ground, you can enjoy your party while having the unique opportunity to admire the spectacular view. Your food is delivered food and drinks by waiters on the zip line. A visit is a must in this marvelous place.
  • Robot Restaurant, China – Imagine a dystopian world, where robots take over everything! Well, start by experiencing it in China’s Robot Restaurant, this restaurant has robotic servers, hosts, and even cooks who ensure that every guest is taken care of. The robots range in height from 4.3 to 5.25fts and can display more than 10 facial expressions and say basic welcoming lines to diners. Watch the robot cooks to make this visit a memorable one!
  • Disaster Café, Spain – We never hope you experience this kind of thing in real life but for this one we do! Disaster Café is a restaurant that offers an artificial earth-shattering experience for its guests. Imagine going through a 7.8 magnitude earthquake while having your meal! This restaurant is perfect for people who seek a thrill. Be prepared as the restaurant uses no warning signs when the earthquake will strike!
  • Cannibalistic Sushi, Tokyo Japan – Fully committed to the cannibalistic theme, the waitresses are dressed like nurses wheel out your sushi in the shape of a body on a gurney. Use the scalpel to cut the abdomen to expose the delicious sushi from within. The body will bleed in real as you cut and the intestines and organs are totally edible.

So which one is the most questionable one? Let us know in the comment section!

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