Landscapes Changed Forever by the Worlds Biggest Statues

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The incredible photo series titled "Colosses" by Fabrice Fouillet captures landscapes that have been changed forever, but not in the way you would expect. The statues that have altered these landscapes were created as religious, timeless monuments, but Fouillet's main interest is in how the landscape surrounding the statues have changed.

The Motherland Call, Volgograd, Russia, 285 ft, built in 1967

The Motherland Call, Volgograd, Russia, 285 ft, built in 1967.

African Renaissance Monument, Dakar, Senegal, 161 ft, built in 2010

African Renaissance Monument, Dakar, Senegal, 161 ft, built in 2010.

Ataturk Mask, Buca, Izmir, Turkey, 132 ft, built in 2009

Ataturk Mask, Buca, Izmir, Turkey, 132 ft, built in 2009.

Christ Blessing, Manado, Indonesia, 98.5 ft, built in 2007

Christ Blessing, Manado, Indonesia, 98.5 ft, built in 2007.

Christ the King, Świebodzin, Poland, 120 ft, built in 2010

Christ the King, Świebodzin, Poland, 120 ft, built in 2010.

Grand Byakue, Takazaki, Japan, 137 ft, built in 1936

Grand Byakue, Takazaki, Japan, 137 ft, built in 1936.

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Guan Yu, Yuncheng, China, 262 ft, built in 2010.

Mao Zedong, Changsha, China, 105 ft, built in 2009

Mao Zedong, Changsha, China, 105 ft, built in 2009.

Mother of the Fatherland, Kiev, Ukraine, 203 ft, built in 1981

Mother of the Fatherland, Kiev, Ukraine, 203 ft, built in 1981.

Dai Kannon, Sendai, Japan, 330 ft, built in 1991

Dai Kannon, Sendai, Japan, 330 ft, built in 1991.

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