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One of the biggest attractions of Esbjerg is actually located outside the town, to the west and is called Men at Sea:
Men at Sea is a bit like the Danish version of the huge statues on the Easter Island. Or as Wikipedia says,
The Men at Sea is a 9 metre (30 feet) tall white monument of four seated males, located west of Esbjerg next to Sædding Beach on the southwest coast of Denmark. It is located opposite the Fisheries and Maritime Museum, is one of the area’s major tourist attractions, and is a famous landmark of Esbjerg.
The sculpture was designed by Svend Wiig Hansen and installed on 28th October 1995. It was funded by the municipality of Esbjerg, the Kunstfond (an art fund), and private sponsors, to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the municipality in 1994.
The monument can be seen from ships leaving or entering Esbjerg harbour.
This is the second time that I saw this monument. The first time I was quite unlucky with the weather; nothing but gray skies and a bit of rain. When I saw the pictures afterwards, it was sometimes difficult to tell where the monument ended and where the clouds started! But this time I was lucky: a lot of blue sky and just a couple of white clouds.
In the beginning I was a bit annoyed, because there were many people around. Afterwards I thought it would be a good idea to include them in the pictures, so that you can see how these statues are!
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