Men at Sea

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Men at Sea

The Man meets the 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. Located opposite the Fisheries and Maritime Museum, it is one of the area's major tourist attractions, and is a famous landmark of Esbjerg.[1]

The sculpture was designed by Svend Wiig Hansen and installed on 28 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.[1]

The artist's original idea for the location of the sculpture was Grenen, north of Skagen.

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The monument can be seen from ships leaving or entering Esbjerg harbour.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Man meets the sea - Esbjerg". Visit Esbjerg. Retrieved 28 January 2014. 

Coordinates: 55°29′16″N 8°24′40″E / 55.48778°N 8.41111°E / 55.48778; 8.41111