21. Colossi: The Tallest Statues in The World
Statues have always been a way for people to show their devotion to the state, or religion, or to honor historical figures. After one lecture Christine was asked: which is the biggest statue in the world? This started her quest for these colossi and she soon discovered that every subject imaginable from leaping trout to austere Buddhas exist in super-size. There were so many candidates that she had to narrow the list to include only figurative, free standing sculptures and only statues that exist today, so some great colossi of the past haven’t made the list. It is an amusing well illustrated presentation about man’s insistence that “bigger is better”.