Usually, when people go on a vacation to a wonderful town square or a historic center, they realize that almost all the monuments feature the similar image: military generals, men on horses or visionaries looking off into the future. After seeing all these monuments, people definitely want to see something a little different, monuments that feature something else than men on horses. Well, for all the fans of local sight-seeing, the below mentioned strange monuments are a must see. They will offer visitors the opportunity to admire unique sights, from space age robots the size of buildings to statues that feature an insect.
Carhenge – Alliance, Nebraska
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This monument can be compared with Stonehenge, but only in a strange way. Visitors who come in Nebraska to see this monument will have the feeling that they are looking at the famous Stonehenge, but they are actually looking at Carhenge. But what is this strange monument? It is a 38 vintage automobile covered in gray spray paint and placed in a particular way to look like the famous Stonehenge. This monument was built in 1987 and it was dedicated to creator Jim Reinders’ father.
Giant Gundam Robot, Tokyo, Japan
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This incredible monument can be found on Odaiba Island, placed in the middle of the Tokyo Bay. This place is described by visitors as being the “heaven for Gundam fans.” At The Gundam Front can be found many attractions inspired by the famous and long running Mobile Suit Gundam series of animation. Visitors can admire a Gundam inspired amusement park and the main attraction, a life size replica of a giant battling robot. This incredible monument is a 43-foot tall replica of the fictional Gundam Mecha, also known as RX-78-2. And that is not all, as during the day it is accompanied by a light and sounds show.
Kindlifresserbrunnen, Bern, Switzerland
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Kindlifresserbrunnen is also translated as “Fountain of the Eater of Children,” and probably is the weirdest monument in the world. Unfortunately, no one knows exactly what this monument is supposed to symbolize and the speculations run wild. Some people think that this monument is a libel against the Jews and other think that it is a depiction of the Krampus, a creature that punished bad children during the Christmas season, but one thing is sure, the monument is really creepy.
These weird monuments offer a different alternative for visitors who are tired of seeing the same things during their visits in different locations. These monuments will certainly be remembered by those who walked across them. What is your favorite weird monument?
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