September 6, 2013

102 :: Statue II

Jaana: The Lauttamies (raftsman) statue is located by the Kukkolankoski rapids in Tornio. It was unveiled in 1961 in memory of the men who once rafted timber on the Torniojoki river.

Kia: This bronze statue has been erected in Glasgow in 1992 in memory of the Scottish cartoonist and poet Bud Neill; it features the sheriff Lobey Dosser with Rank Bajin in handcuffs, astride Elfie, the only two-legged horse in The West. The statue itself has the unique distinction of being the world's only two-legged equestrian monument.


  1. Kia...that little statue is so cute! :0)

  2. Love the setting of your statue, Jaana: those red cottages in the backgrounds look gorgeous. Timber rafting sounds like a hard and dangerous job! And Kia, I am not familiar with this cartoon strip, but a statue of a comic book cowboy: what's not to like? :)

    1. Thank you, Tamara. There's quite a contrast in the backround stories of these two statues, isn't there.

  3. Great statues - both sweet and brave in theor own ways!