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N7TCP

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The Statue in Tai Chong
« on: March 12, 2019, 10:15:16 PM »

Ta0 published a photo of this great Top Spinner statue in Taiwan on the blog elsewhere on this site. Does anybody know of a bigger higher resolution picture?
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Re: The Statue in Tai Chong
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2019, 02:49:37 PM »

I don't recall where I got that image from, it has been like 10 years. It might have been from the flickr spinning top collection.
I might have a higher resolution version somewhere. But I think I cropped the statue from a larger image.

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lincolnrick

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Re: The Statue in Tai Chong
« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2019, 06:44:32 PM »

Hmm, that looks familiar. ;)
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lincolnrick

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Re: The Statue in Tai Chong
« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2019, 07:09:45 PM »

I just did a reverse image search through Google and Tiny Eye. I saw two other places where this image appears besides Ta0's server. One I could not get to, the URL wasn't valid, and the other was an Indonesian promo page that seemed to have a lot of Ta0's images in it. The pic where he's 'jumping rope' with the top at Nationals one year and a few pictures of what I assume are part of Ta0's personal collection of tops. None of the statue pics were of any higher quality that the one we have here.
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Re: The Statue in Tai Chong
« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2019, 10:35:36 PM »

It is quite a classic statue.  It is full of movement and the spinner looks so strong!!!
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Re: The Statue in Tai Chong
« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2019, 11:49:56 PM »

Ha! Had to use Chinese characters, but found other photos:


(found here: http://www.mikey-remona.com/detail/123)


(found here: http://turbo.pixnet.net/blog/post/40231810)

The statue is in the Folklore Park in the city of Taichung, 1.5 hours by car south of Daxi.
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Re: The Statue in Tai Chong
« Reply #6 on: March 14, 2019, 12:02:08 AM »

. . . and the other was an Indonesian promo page that seemed to have a lot of Ta0's images in it. The pic where he's 'jumping rope' with the top at Nationals one year and a few pictures of what I assume are part of Ta0's personal collection of tops.
???  ;D  ;D  :D
If you still have the link, please send it to me by pm. I'm just curious of what it says. One has not control of what happens in cyberspace.
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Mermouy

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Re: The Statue in Tai Chong
« Reply #7 on: March 14, 2019, 09:10:41 AM »

One has not control of what happens in cyberspace.
Soooo true!
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N7TCP

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Re: The Statue in Tai Chong
« Reply #8 on: March 14, 2019, 11:01:36 AM »

Ta0, thank you so much - those are AWESOME !
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lincolnrick

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Re: The Statue in Tai Chong
« Reply #9 on: March 14, 2019, 02:23:42 PM »

Those are excellent, thanks Ta0. (check you messages for the link you asked for).
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Re: The Statue in Tai Chong
« Reply #10 on: March 14, 2019, 03:29:13 PM »

The search for tuoluo statues gave me other hits.

This is from a custom manufacturer of "character sculptures" from China, Hanbo Sculptures:





You can see several other nice examples of spintop sculptures that they have made: http://www.hbtdc.com/news/hyzx/4083.html

This is from Jinan, China:





Another for sale by Quyang Wanshuo Sculpture Co:





And another installed in park in China:





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