Humans have been enshrining people, animals, and ideas in statue form for thousands of years. Whether it be of a progressive thinker, a beloved pet, or a god, statues can be found in nearly every city on Earth. But not all statues are as meaningful as one of Martin Luther King, Jr. or Greyfriar’s Bobby. And that’s what we’re focusing on – the weird, the bizarre, the “why in the heck did they make this?!” statue which makes you scratch your head. Are you such a big fan of the rock band Queen that you want to visit a statue of Freddie Mercury? There’s a strange statue for that. Or maybe you’d prefer to see the image of a man getting his hair cut encased in bronze? There’s a strange statue for that. Or maybe you are a fan of European folk stories and you would like to see a fountain-statue of a beast devouring children? Again, and bizarrely, there’s a strange statue for that. (World travelers will especially love this list as they’ll find some new, lesser-known corners of cities to visit while on vacation.) Read on in utter confusion as you see this list of 25 of the Weirdest Statues Ever Made.
"The Travellers Have Arrived" by Gilie and Marc in Sydney
This man-pig statue in Haw Par Villa, Singapore
The plaque of the statue "Belle" on the Oudekerksplein in Amsterdam honors sex workers and reads: "Respect sex workers all over the world"
Another statue on the street shows a bronze hand fondling a female breast.