One of the best things about traveling to any big city is that you'll generally get the chance to see works of art on almost every street corner. There will be statues of famous citizens and strange sculptures that you sometimes don't understand. There will be beautiful maidens, interesting tales and heroic feats of glory carved into marble or made from metal by some of the most amazing artisans in the world.
European cities are super famous for their public art---mostly because tons of famous artists were born and raised in Europe! What's more, European cities are almost always super old---most cities are older than the United States---and "back in the day," kings and queens spent piles of cash on art. It was a way to show other people just how rich you really were.
Copenhagen is really no exception. They've got some really interesting sculptures and statues in their city----including the statue of a famous Catholic Bishop named Absalon seen in the picture for this entry.
But they've also got some really pretty cows.
Don't believe me? Then check out this video:
How important do you think public art is to a city? Should taxpayers spend their money on making beautiful things for their residents to look at while out for a Sunday stroll? What kinds of advantages does having great public art hold for a town? Can you think of any neat pieces of art in your own hometown?
Leave us a comment to share your thinking!
Bam Bam Bigelow
PS...That picture is one that I took! Not bad, huh?