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Statue of Liberty

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Statue of Liberty

Berco_aerial

Berco_Aerial created this epic fly-by drone video of the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor.  With a height (measured to the top of the torch) of 93 meters (over 300 ft.) it's one of the world's tallest statues as well as one of its most well known.  The landmark, which depicts the Roman Goddess Libertas, was a gift to the United States from France.  Accessible by ferry from Lower Manhattan, it is one of the top tourist attractions in New York City and one of the USA's most iconic sights.

Rio's Christ the Redeemer Statue

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Drone Video of Rio's Christ the Redeemer Statue

DRONEAVENTURA

The Christ the Redeemer Statue (Cristo Redentor) sits atop Corcavado Mountain overlooking Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  The view of this landmark situated above the city's harbor is one of the most iconic sights in Brazil, and it's been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage cultural site.  In this memorable video, contributor Droneaventura flew a drone over the edifice, creating a spectacular view of the 1930's era Art Deco statue and the amazing coastal city below it.

Soviet War Monument, Berlin

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Sowjet Monument | Berlin, Germany

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After World War II ended in 1945, the victorious Soviet Union wanted a monument to the Red Army's defeat of Nazi Germany built in its occupied sector of East Berlin.  The result was the Soviet Memorial at Treptower Park, an area on the River Spee just southeast of the central district.  Contributor DP Pictures created a beautiful aerial video of this landmark, which is testament to the massive suffering by the Soviet Union in the Great Patriotic War (as the conflict is still known in Russia).  

Kiev's Rodina Mat

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Kyiv, Ukraine. Batkivschyna-Maty

Tempostudio

The most prominent landmark in the Ukrainian capital Kiev is the Rodina Mat, a giant steel monument overlooking the Dneiper River.  The statue the USSR's victory in the Great Patriotic War of 1941-45 against Nazi Germany.  While recent laws have required many Soviet era monuments to be destroyed, WW II monuments are exempted.  Here is Tempostudio's drone video of the immense statue, now is seen as recognition of Ukraine's immense contribution to victory.

Bali's Bajra Shadhi

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Monumen Bajra Shandhi

paulusandry

The Monumen Bajra Shandhi is a monument on the Indonesian island of Bali, whose native population is a relatively small but distinct ethnic group within the archipelago.  Contributor Paulusandry flew a drone over this giant landmark, which was built in 1987 and dedicated to memorializing the struggles of the Balinese people, who practice a brand of Hinduism in an overwhelmingly Muslim majority country.  It is situated in the town of Denpasar, Bali's provincial capital.  

Walhalla: Statues of Germany's Greatest

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Walhalla, Germany

oszibusz

Contributor Oszibusz created this remarkable drone video of Walhalla, a museum of sorts to honor the great Germans of history.  It's located on a hill overlooking the Danube River near Regensburg, in the southern German state of Bavaria.  Walhalla was conceived in the early 19th century, prior to the existence of a unified Germany.  Its core collection is over 200 busts and plaques commemorating key figures of famous Germans ranging from Albert Einstein to Martin Luther. 

Mother Russia Statue, Volgagrad

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Mother Russia /Volgograd Russia

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The southern Russian city of Volgograd was once known as Stalingrad.  In the late 1942 and early 1943, it was the site of a terrible battle between Nazi Germany and the Red Army which marked the turning point of World War II.  The most prominent site in the city is the statue of Mother Russia, erected to commemorate the hundreds of thousands of Red Army soldiers and civilians who died there.  This drone video captures the immensity of the statue and the losses that led to its construction.

Bhutan's Great Buddha

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Buddha Dordenma by Drone - Thimpu, Bhutan

Enrico Pescantini

Thimphu is the principal city of the Himlayan Kingdom of Bhutan.  The city is situated in the Himalayan foothills at an altitude of 2.2k meters (7.4k ft) above sea level.  The city, and the country of Bhutan, are remote enough that Thimphu does not have its own airport.  Contributor Enrico Pescantini used a drone to create this amazing aerial video of the city's giant Buddha statue.  Only completed in 2015, it's already one of the most recognized sites in this ancient and distant city.  

The Hand of Uruguay

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La Mano

Luiz Gerbase

Contributor and drone pilot Luiz Gerbaze created this amazing drone video of one of the more unusual sites in South America.  La Mano ("The Hand") is a sculpture built by Chilean artist Mario Irarrázaba.  It is on the beach of Punta del Este, a beautiful beach town about a two hours' drive east of the Uruguan capital city Montevideo.  Completed in the early 1980's, it is a major draw for travelers who seek out the beautiful beaches along Uruguay's Rio de la Plata and Atlantic coastlines.

Hong Kong's Great Buddha

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Hong Kong: Above the Monastery

Droneland

Contributor Droneland created this epic aerial video of the famous Po Lin Monastery on Lantau, one of the outlying islands of Hong Kong.  The Buddhist monastery was founded by monks from the Chinese mainland in 1906, and was known initially as the "Big Hut" (it took its current name in 1924).  In 1993, the complex was significantly expanded with the construction of the Big Buddha statue.   Standing 34 meters tall (over 100 ft), it's one of the largest Buddha statues in China.  

Japan's Sendai Daikannon

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Sendai Daikannon, Japan

Where's Fuji?

Located in Sendai, Japan on the island of Honshu, the Sendai Daikannon is the tallest statue that features a goddess in the country. In fact, it is one of the top-5 tallest statues in the world as of 2018. Featuing the gem-bearing Nyoirin Kannon (如意輪 観音) it is around 330 feet tall and has an elevator that takes visitors to the top of the statue. Experienced cinematographers and drone pilots Fujiabra Films do a fantastic job showcasing her impressive might.

"Time and Space" in Central Anatolia

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Time and Space: Signs for Aliens

OGB - Omer Gokcen

This video by top AirVūz contributor Omer Gokcen gives us spectacular aerial views of the "Time and Space" sculpture park by artist Andrew Rogers. The one and a half mile-long project took the Australian artist four years to complete. The twelve sculptures he created for the park are a part of his "Rhythms of Life" project of fourteen other stone sculpture, or geoglyphs, sites around the world. This one, located on the plain of Central Anatolia, Turkey, is something to behold.

Oslo's Vigeland Sculpture Park

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Vigeland Sculpture Park

Mohri Films

Located in Norway's capital city Oslo, the Vigeland sculpture park is dedicated to the cycle of life. Each of the over 200 statues in Vigeland park is a moment frozen in time.  The sculpture park is part of Frogner Park, which is situated in the western part of the city.  It is one of the top tourist destinations in Norway's capital, the third-largest of the Scandinavian cities.  Contributor Mohri Films used a drone to create a memorable aerial perspective of the sculptures which populate this impressive Scandinavian park.

Lisbon's Christ the King Statue

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Lisbon by Drone with Stunning Footage of Christ the King Statue

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Prepare to be blown away by this incredible drone video of the great Portuguese city of Lisbon, compliments of contributor p3c0.  The video leads off with some epic overhead footage of the Christ the King (Santuário de Cristo Rei) monument overlooking the city, its most recognized landmark and one of the most well known statues in the world.  Completed in 1959, it was inspired by a similar statue in Rio de Janeiro and was built to express national gratitude for avoiding the horrors of World War II.

Romania's Tropaeum Traiani

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Drone Footage Cinematic Adamclisi Romania 4K 50FPS

JPG Drone

Check out this drone video of Tropaeum Traiani, a famous statue in the town of  Adamclisi, Romania.  The town is situated in Constanta County, in the eastern region of Dobrogea.  The monument was built in 1977, and it's a reconstruction of a Roman monument to the Emperor Trajan which was built in the second century AD.  It's testament to the age of this area; some of Romania's (and indeed, Europe's) oldest settlements are in Dobrogea.  The video was created by JPG Drones.  

Birth of the New World, Puerto Rico

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La Estatua De Colón

Bumble Bee Productions

Here's an aerial view of the tallest statue in North America, compliments of contributor Bumble Bee Productions.  It's called the Birth of the New World (La Estatua de Colón), and it's located on the northern shore of Puerto Rico.  The sculpture was created in the 1990's to commemorate the 500th anniversary of Christopher Columbus's first great voyage.  However, despite being offered to several US cities, it sat in disassembled form until the city of Arecibo agreed to be its permanent home in 2016.  

Utah's Spiral Jetty

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Aerial drone video of Utah's Spiral Jetty

dewey_drone

Check out this remarkable drone video of a famous sculpture built into the shores of the Great Salt Lake, Utah, compliments of contributor Dewey_Drone.  The Spiral Jetty was built by an American sculptor named Robert Smithson.  Completed in 1970, the sculpture spans a lenth of over 450 meters (about 1.5k ft.).  Its construction was documented in a film produced by the Smithsonian.  It is situated on the shore of the lake, the largest salt lake in the Western Hemisphere.  

Turkey's Mehmetçik Monument

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Polatlı Mehmetçik Monument (Turkey)

Denizvisual

Check out this stunning drone video of a modern statue in central Turkey, compliments of contributor Denizvisual.  It's called the Mehmetçik Monument, and it's located near the town of Polatlı in the Ankara Region of Central Anatolia.  The steel statue, which depicts an anonymous Turkish soldier, commemorates the country's victory over Greece in the Battle of Sakarya in 1921; the victory marked a turning point in the Turkish War of Independence which erupted after World War I.  

The Pyramid of Austerlitz, Netherlands

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Morning flight at Austerlitz

rengervanesveld

Here's an amazing aerial view of a historical monument in the Netherlands, compliments of contributor rengervanesveld.  The Pyramid of Austerlitz is situated on the Utrecht Ridge, in the province of the same name.  It was constructed by Napoleon's soldiers in 1804.  It was shortly thereafter renamed in honor of the Battle of Austerlitz, the great 1805 battle which is considered Napoleon's greatest victory.  The pyramid shape of the base was inspired by Napoleon's earlier conquests in Egypt.  

England's Angel of the North

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Angel of the North

DroneBuddyUK

Check out this drone video of a well-known modern sculpture in northern England, compliments of contributor DroneBuddyUK.  It's called the Angel of the North, and it's in the town of Gateshead on the south bank of the River Tyne near Newcastle.  Designed by sculptor Anthony Gormley, it was completed in 1998.  The structure stands 20 meters (66 ft.) tall.  It was designed to commemorate the area's coal mining heritage and also its shift away from smokestack industries. 

Giant Buddha in Hong Kong

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Tsz Shan Monastery - Guan Yin statue

Philip Chow

Contributor Philip Chow created this drone video of one of the world's tallest statues.  It's a rendering of the Buddhist goddess Guanyin, and it's located in the Tsz Shan Monastery in Hong Kong's Tai Po District.  The bronze figure stands 76 meters tall (around 250 ft.) and is the tallest of its kind.  The monastery complex opened in 2015, and only 400 people a day are permitted to visit.  Much of the construction cost was funded by Hong Kong billionaire and shipping magnate Li Ka-shing.

The Angel of Independence, Mexico City

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CDMX - Angel of Independence | Paseo de La Reforma

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Top contributor Inigui created this stunning drone video of Mexico City's Avenue de la Reforma.  The video opens with an epic shot of the Angel of Independence (sometimes referred to simply as  El Ángel), a statue which was built in 1910 to commemorate the centenary of the Cry of Dolores, a call for Mexico's independence from Spain which was eventually achieved in 1821.  The video also features some of the skyscrapers that line this famous thoroughfare in the Western Hemisphere's largest city.     

The Big Buddha, Phuket, Thailand

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Big Buddha - Phuket Thailand

AnDroneMeda One

The Great Buddha of Phuket can be seen from above in this drone video by pilot AnDroneMedia One. The seated Maravija Buddha statue is located near the town of Chalong in Phuket, Thailand.  Construction began in 2004; its cost of approximately USD $950k was primarily financed with donations. Depicting Gautama, it is 45 meters (148 feet) tall, and is made with concrete and covered with Burmese white marble. It's already considered one of the most important and revered landmarks on the island.

Bulgaria's Alyosha Monument

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Alyosha Drone Cinematic Video

Memories Catcher

Check out this drone video of a modern-era landmark of Plovdiv, Bulgaria, compliments of contributor Memories Catcher.  It's a statue called the Alyosha Monument, and it's located in the city of Plovdiv.  The statue was erected during the Communist era as a tribute to the losses sustained by the Soviet Union during its occupation of Bulgaria during World War II.  Although Bulgaria did not actively participate in the hostilities, it was aligned with the Axis powers and was invaded and occupied by the USSR in 1944.  

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