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Broken Chair

4.5/5
79 Reviews
Ranked No. 4 in Geneva Instagram-Worthy Locations
Statue/Sculpture
Open Open 24 hours
Recommended sightseeing time: 5-10 minutes
Address: Place des Nations, Geneva 1202, Switzerland
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On the square outside the Palais des Nations in Geneva, there is a 12-meter-high, 5-ton sculpture-a wooden chair with broken legs. The author of the sculpture, Daniel of Switzerland, gave the subtitle: Living with Dignity. The sculpture symbolizes the damage caused by landmines to human flesh, reveals the disasters that war has brought to the world, and shows that peace is the common yearning of mankind.

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The Wooden Chair with a Broken Leg, located in the square in front of the Palais des Nations is a sculpture by the Geneva artist Daniel Besett. It was established in 1997 when the International Disabled Persons' Federation appealed to people to pay attention to the harm caused to civilians by landmines in war. Although this sculpture is only an "attraction" for seeing, it has a very special significance. There is no written description around the sculpture, but the broken leg undoubtedly symbolizes the human body which has suffered a loss by the landmine explosion, leaving people with thoughts about war and peace.
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