Bizarre Statues From Around the World

While many statues commemorate a significant moment in history or an extraordinary life, other oddities exist for, well, other reasons. Some wacky statues revel in traditions of the avant-garde. Others simply grab people’s attention.

Strange statues are often controversial with the people who are forced to look at them on a day-to-day basis. But often, people learn to accept them as a marker of their city’s distinctive character.