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Famous Statues

They don't sing or dance. Their expressions are hewn in stone and marble. Nevertheless, these famous statues - from antiquity to contemporary - will always be worshipped for their eternal appeal. Ok, the Olmec heads and the Moai of Easter island demand some serious effort but we know you love a challenge.  As a seasoned traveller you really ought to see them all, so we've done some of the legwork to find you a suitably luxe place to sleep near each.

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Bird Girl, Savannah, USA
Bird Girl, Savannah, USA
Strange how a rather whimsical, if a little downcast, sculpture of a young girl carrying a couple of bowls has become a symbol of the dark underbelly of America's Deep South.
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Gal Vihara Buddha Lying Down, Sri Lanka
Gal Vihara Buddha Lying Down, Sri Lanka
Its face resembles someone serenely ensconced in the deepest sleep. Lying on its right side, one hand is happily tucked under a face with a half-smile spread across it.
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Henry Moore's Perry Green, England
Henry Moore's Perry Green, England
Visit Moore's Perry Green estate in Hertfordshire to see what made him one of the world's most prolific contemporary artists.
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La Pieta, Vatican City, Italy
La Pieta, Vatican City, Italy
Over the centuries, La Pieta has given scholars and viewers much to ponder.
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Michelangelo's David, Florence, Italy
Michelangelo's David, Florence, Italy
His bare front bits have caused winces and winks since 1504.
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The Chinese Warriors, Xian, China
The Chinese Warriors, Xian, China
Call it an ode to ego, or one man's fear of death, this gobsmacking hangover from the Qin Dynasty (221-206BC) is more often regarded as the eighth wonder of the world.
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The Kiss, Paris, France
The Kiss, Paris, France
Originally, it was sculpted in bronze as part of 'The Gates of Hell' portal (that also spawned 'The Thinker') commissioned by the planned Museum of Decorative Arts in Paris.
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The Moai Statues, Easter Island
The Moai Statues, Easter Island
On the most isolated inhabited island on earth, the majestic moai statues are shrouded in Stone Henge-like lore - Atlantis, UFOs, vanishing advanced ancient races.
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The Olmec Heads, Mexico
The Olmec Heads, Mexico
They might not be considered pretty - their faces are most often described as blending the features of a jaguar and a pug-faced baby human. But they are BIG!
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Venus de Milo, Paris, France
Venus de Milo, Paris, France
The tip of her nose has gone missing, so has her bun at the back, and don't mention her arms.
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