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Working in Esbjerg . took my bike to look, pretty impressive count the toes, nice beach nearby xxxxx
Working in Esbjerg . took my bike to look, pretty impressive count the toes, nice beach nearby xxxxx more »
- Free Parking next to the sculpture with a toilet - Decent spot to wait if you are early for your ferry - Selfie location. - 4 Tall Giants sunbathing on the beach. I expected them to be taller.
- Free Parking next to the sculpture with a toilet - Decent spot to wait if you are early for your ferry - Selfie location. - 4 Tall Giants sunbathing on the beach. I expected them to be taller. more »
Perhaps is the only sightseeing in Esbjerg. It is not something special as a design but there is a reason there are there and watch the see. If you visit esbjerg you have to see it
Perhaps is the only sightseeing in Esbjerg. It is not something special as a design but there is a reason there are there and watch the see. If you visit esbjerg you have to see it more »
Beautiful sight, clean beach, nice cold sea and iconic statue’s about covers it all. Perfect place to get the view of sunsets in the city. Nice place for summer picnics. Also very close to the Fish Museum so can be made a good full day event.
Just wow, if you need to see something extraordinary, these sculptures are it. A Danish version of Easter Island. A beach to enjoy.
Very creative idea with these 4 big statues. Gives the area life and seems very popular to visit. Great little sightseeing spot to the local area of esbjerg
Wonderful peacefull place... You can take a walk to the beach... The parking is very close... Credits by Vadehavskysten "Visitors arriving in Esbjerg from the sea are greeted by Svend Wiig Hansen’s monumental sculpture "Man meets the Sea", which was raised on the occasion of Esbjerg celebrating its 100th anniversary as an independent municipality in 1994. It was officially unveiled on 28 October 1995. The sculpture, made of white concrete, portrays the meeting between pure, unspoilt mankind and nature. Man, innocent as from his mother’s womb. Man before rising up and beginning to act. That, according to Wiig Hansen, was where things started to go wrong - when man got"dirt" on his hands. Wiig Hansen has portrayed this encounter by creating a universal sculpture that has the mood of a temple, of an acropolis - a sculpture with a sacred aura to it. This sacred aura is attained by the rigid appearance of the human figures, something which reminds the onlooker of the Memnon columns or Ramses II gazing out over the Nile Valley at Abu Simbel. It is also impossible for the onlooker not to be reminded of the mysterious stone figures on the Easter Islands. The legs are like the columns of a Greek temple. The lower legs have been made so long precisely so as to achieve this columnlike effect. The upper legs are short in proportion. The identical heads, which with their inscrutable and unfathomable expressions gaze out towards Skallingen and the entrance to the harbour, also contribute greatly to the glimpse you get of the supernatural - a hint of the divine. The sculpture is not tied down to any one age. Its expressiveness, laden with atmosphere and emotion, makes it eternally valid. That the number of figures sitting on the shore is precisely four is because Wiig Hansen found the number harmonious - more in accordance with the basic sculptural concept of "pure" mankind than, for example, three or five. Because of its size (it is nine metres tall) and charisma, the sculpture has become a landmark for Esbjerg. In clear weather the bodies, sitting there like unfurled sails, can be seen 10 kilometres away. Esbjerg has been enriched by a monumental sculpture of international stature."
Great place stop for a picnic or a walk along the beach when in Esbjerg. Right next to the lovely Fishery museum. Parking, toilets, picnic tables and trash cans available. At low tide you can see thousands of sand worms along with mussels, clams, crabs and and seaweed. Great place for beach combing. 💙🌊❤️🇩🇰
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