Thursday, 9 December 2010

WORLD PEACE STATUE.

WORLD PEACE STATUE - NORMANDY
This is the World Peace Statue which is situated at Grandchamp Maisy in Normandy, France.
It is made from stainless steel - weighs 16 tons and is 10 metres tall.  It was designed by Yao Yuan and was shipped from Guangzhou the capital of South China's Guangdong Province.
It left China on April 15th 2010 and arrived in Normandy and was erected in time for the 60th Anniversary of D-Day on June 6th.
According to Yao Yuan "it represents the Chinese people's desire to safeguard and promote world peace".

16 comments:

Sile said...

Esprime un grande senso di libertà questa scultura. Molto bella la foto. Sile

Victor Mihiş said...

beautiful work of art...

Leovi said...

Spectacular sculpture, reflections give a sound very interesting.

all ways 11 o'clock said...

This is a beautiful sculpture. Every city, town and village should have a sculpture for world peace.

~robert

ρομπερτ said...

What a heavy challenge. Great work though. Impressive indeed. Thank you for sharing the details as well. And yes, it might be a huge question as well, with regard the promise of safeguarding peace. Please have a good Friday.

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ADRIAN said...

What a grand sculpture.

Wind said...

Even is made from heavy material it seems that she can fly high above where everything is possible...Even world peace!
I wish you a great weekend!

Y. Ikeda said...

Thanks for commenting on my entry. I like the shape of that sculpture AND pigeon. Very well-captured!!!
Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful weekend.
Yoshi

DUTA said...

Intricate work of art and a great gift to the people of Normandy and to world peace.
Thanks for sharing.

pharaonx said...

i like the B&W tones.impresive.

Fernando Santos (Chana) said...

Bela fotografia de valiosa Estátua pela PAZ...Espectacular....
Cumprimentos

Trevor Woodford said...

Thanks everyone for your comments - always nice to have that feedback.
Hope you all have a good week.

W drodze... said...

Fantastic sculpture, great photo :)Best wishes from winter Poland :)

becky said...

Well, it IS a beautiful work of art, however... i do not much trust the Chinese Govt's desire to promote peace. The people maybe, but not the Govt. I just look to the atrocities perpetrated on the (Tibetian) people for years, the environmental issues, etc. I'll have to look up this artist. Thanks for sharing & may we all live in peace one day.

Trevor Woodford said...

Hi Becky,
Glad that you picked up on the point I was making with this photo and description.
I posted it on the day the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded..!

I have been to Tibet a number of times over the years ( I am a western follower of the Karma Kagyu tradition of Tibetan Buddhism) and have seen for myself some of the atrocities perpetrated on the people and the country.
Thanks for your comments.

Melody Fox (aka the Princess of Rock) said...

well then, this statue is for me (;o)* for my belief and...path of life! Peace...if only it could be!

Maybe it is the Chinese people's desire (not all of them, though), but...what about all the political aspect? unfortunately, it doesn't seem to be what the *others* think. Look at some of the peoples' faces: their gaze or smile, doesn't seem to be peaceful...

We should all do something to help Peace become a fact of life, all over the universe and...outer space.

Love Peace Music
from Melody Chrismix (on the last day of year 2010)