Thursday, November 10, 2005

Copying in Capital Cities...



This statue was located in a bitterly cold Toronto. I didn’t really master the hand positioning when imitating the statue, but I like to think that I perfected the hairstyle pretty well. Once again, I do not know who the person is I’m afraid, although it certainly wasn’t the best statue we found of a balding man in that particular city…

Talking of which, I was chatting away with the Ultimate Olympian during a cigarette break at work a couple of days ago about the aims of this particular website. Hmmmmm. Originally I was intending just to keep it going for a year, but thanks to all you lovely people who have sent photos to me, it seems that I’m going to be doing this for quite a while longer yet! (Apologies to those who are still waiting to be published, by the way). Anyways, one suggestion was that we should attempt to get a photo of someone Stood By Their Statue in every capital city on this fine planet. Sounds like a perfectly reasonable plan to me!

So, ladies and gentleman, I am happy, nay, delirious, to report that we have Canada covered! Other capital cities that have been published so far include: Paris, Madrid, Havana & Copenhagen (in one post!), Amsterdam, Athens, Bangkok, Berlin, Prague, Capetown*, Dublin, Moscow, London, Seoul and Reykjavik.

That gives us a grand total of 16 capital cities covered so far. Wahey! Way to go folks. According to this site, there are 193 countries in the world, hence 193 capital cities, leaving us with just 177 more to go! No problem! So, if you are reading this from a capital city somewhere, then get out there and Stand by Your Statue and send the evidence in. Together we can achieve this I am certain…

Of course, this aim of the site should be added to two previous Stand By Your Statue missions, namely to add to our Ronald McDonald collection and to locate another 144 registered Big Things in Australia. Its good to have aims and plans in life eh?!

* Although technically listed as having three capital cities on the site, one is good enough for me.

7 comments:

Statue John said...

If anyone out there is reading from Ulan Bator, the capital of Mongolia, and would be able to put me up then please get in touch as I'd love to visit!

SJ

Statue John said...

So, in summary, tonight we have created the Stand By Your Statue mantra:

1. To imitate a statue in every capital city in the world.

2. To imitate every Big Thing in Australia, and

3. To build the world's finest collection of Ronald McDonald statues.

Glad we've got that sorted.

Statue John said...

Ahem, in my excitement last night it would appear that I thought Toronto was the capital of Canada, when in fact it is Ottawa.

So it looks as if we still have 178 capital cities, or 92%, left to go....!

John said...

I'm afraid I'm taking issue with Capetown too. For starters, those pictures were taken at Cape Point, which isn't in (merely near) Cape Town.

Furthermore, no matter what dodgy site you've found that claims South Africa has three capitals, it doesn't. Cape Town is the legislative centre and Bloemfontein the judicial centre, but Pretoria is the capital.

Fact.

John said...

Otherwise - nice boy project!

I will of course tick Belfast off your list for you when I go home at Christmas.

You should have a word with Gerard too - he's going to Vietnam in a couple of weeks.

Statue John said...

Bah. Spoilsport. Okay. 179 capital cities to go...!

Having slept on it, I'm wondering whether i was being a tad optimistic in the plans for the site, and whether perhaps it was a little foolish to book those immediate flights to Greenland ;-)

Maybe we should just attempt a staue from each country in the world? Hmmmm.....

SwissToni said...

what's belfast the capital of then??