Pigeons Immortalised

@JudyEv (134918)
Bunbury, Australia
October 19, 2017 7:10pm CST
While in Ireland we attended a concert at the National Concert Hall in Dublin. We arrived much too early so had a coffee in a café across the street. In the courtyard area was an ornamental pond with a sculpture of dozens of pigeons. Although the photo isn’t the best, hopefully you can see the birds. Pigeons are everywhere in many cities but I shouldn’t think they’d get immortalised too often. And they sure make a mess of some monuments.
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@LadyDuck (176254)
• Switzerland
20 Oct
Those birds are not the most loved, they are dirty birds, present in all big cities.
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@JudyEv (134918)
• Bunbury, Australia
21 Oct
I was surprised to find a sculpture dedicated to them.
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@LadyDuck (176254)
• Switzerland
21 Oct
@JudyEv I am sure that I have seen a big statue of a pigeon somewhere, but I do not remember where.
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@JudyEv (134918)
• Bunbury, Australia
22 Oct
@LadyDuck I have an idea there might be one that honours the messenger pigeons that were used during one or both of the World Wars.
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@teamfreak16 (41409)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
21 Oct
I've never seen pigeons immortalized by statue before.
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@JudyEv (134918)
• Bunbury, Australia
21 Oct
They don't get a lot of good press do they?
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@teamfreak16 (41409)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
21 Oct
@JudyEv - No. Not at all. Once in Stuttgart, there was a guy trying to stomp on a bunch of them. It was funny because he wasn't going to get one.
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@JudyEv (134918)
• Bunbury, Australia
22 Oct
@teamfreak16 It would be like watching kids trying to catch one - or catch a seagull at the beach.
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@alberello75 (18668)
• Genova, Italy
20 Oct
To be honest, in my city (Genova), we do not see many pigeons. Only that years ago, the statue in the city center of Cristoforo Colombo, was cleared from the excrements of such birds. - Great picture! -
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@JudyEv (134918)
• Bunbury, Australia
21 Oct
They do seem to like messing on statues and can make a great mess in a short time. In Europe we sometimes saw netting placed on buildings to try to keep the pigeons at bay.
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@alberello75 (18668)
• Genova, Italy
21 Oct
@JudyEv Also in Italy, netting are placed in order to prevent them from being pigeons. I also saw them
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@JudyEv (134918)
• Bunbury, Australia
22 Oct
@alberello75 Netting is a good idea.
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@Hannihar (42016)
3 Oct
@JudyEv We also have lots of pigeons here. I ask them to move if they are on the sidewalk and wait till they do. I have respect for them.
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@JudyEv (134918)
• Bunbury, Australia
3 Oct
I saw a lovely pigeon at the Royal Show. I'll write about it soon.
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@Hannihar (42016)
3 Oct
20 Oct
I always wanted to go to ireland
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@JudyEv (134918)
• Bunbury, Australia
21 Oct
It is a lovely country and very pretty.
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21 Oct
@JudyEv I want to go
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@sueznewz2 (10141)
• Alicante, Spain
22 Oct
like you say they are messy ... but it's a nice photo and sculpture I think it captures the birds very well...
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@JudyEv (134918)
• Bunbury, Australia
22 Oct
I think it is well done too.
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@kepweng (18606)
• Waikoloa, Hawaii
22 Oct
is these pigeons are moving alive ?
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@JudyEv (134918)
• Bunbury, Australia
22 Oct
It's a sculpture of pigeons.
@TRBRocks420 (82622)
• Banks, Oregon
20 Oct
That's pretty cool and, I like them, but I know some don't, because they sometimes poop eveywhere lol.
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@JudyEv (134918)
• Bunbury, Australia
21 Oct
Mostly they seem to poop on statues and make a great mess.
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@xFiacre (5187)
• Ireland
20 Oct
@judyev You'd think the pigeons would refrain from dumping on sculptures of their lovely selves but no. How very selfdisrespectful of them.
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@JudyEv (134918)
• Bunbury, Australia
21 Oct
They have no sense of shame - or class - or anything else.
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@JohnRoberts (62997)
• Los Angeles, California
20 Oct
They are messy dirty birds.
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@JudyEv (134918)
• Bunbury, Australia
21 Oct
I think so too but I guess you have to admit they are survivors.
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@hostessman (9953)
• Tucson, Arizona
20 Oct
the birds are wonderful except for the mess they leave behind
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@JudyEv (134918)
• Bunbury, Australia
21 Oct
And they do leave a lot of mess don't they?
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@Marty1 (36177)
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
23 Oct
Before i read the post, i looked at your picture. i thought the pigeons were real! Never would have guessed they were sculptures Thank you for sharing all these great things!