Historian and author James Barr, from London, encouraged Twitter users to share monuments they believe ‘enhance their surroundings’ in a thread.
1. Ancient Statues Near the Royal Tomb on Mount Nemrut, Turkey
2. Tombili The Cat Statue, Istanbul
3. Dog Statue, Istanbul
4. Women of Steel, Sheffield
5. Terry Fox Statue, Canada
6. Yoda Statue, Lucasfilm Campus in San Francisco, CA
7. Bronze Statue of a Mouse Knitting a DNA Double Helix in Russia
A peculiar Russian monument praises the scientific achievements of a tiny mammal
8. Isaac Cordal’s “The Certainty of Uncertainty” addressing climate change. Relevant, accessible, and educational. This should be the future of public art.