Dudes on horses

Back in the day there was some serious coin to be made creating statues of dudes who did something cool.  Mostly these dudes were portrayed on horses because that made them look more stately or manly or tough or something.  Here’s a selection of these statues we have encountered on our travels through Europe;  there are more but we got dude on horse statue fatigue a few times and thus didn’t snap pictures of them all.  We have some more travelling to do in Europe before we move back to Canada so this might be “Part 1”.

King Wenseslas on an upside down horse in Prague
King Wenseslas on an upside down horse in Prague
At the Castle in Budapest, Eguene of Savoy
At the Castle in Budapest, Eugene of Savoy
In Austria
In Vienna
Hapsberg Queen Maria Theresa, with her army of dudes on horses, in Vienna
Hapsburg Queen Maria Theresa, with her army of dudes on horses, in Vienna
This post has low criteria for inclusion so this one counts.  Here are some ladies on flying horse-like beasts on top of the Vienna Opera House
This post has low inclusion criteria so this one counts. Here are some ladies on flying horse-like beasts on top of the Vienna Opera House
Budapest
Budapest
Budapest
Budapest
On Buda hill in Budapest
On Buda hill in Budapest
Bishop Absalon in Højbro Plads in Copenhagen
Bishop Absalon in Højbro Plads in Copenhagen
Copenhagen
Copenhagen
King Christian IX at Slotsholmen in Copenhagen
King Christian IX at Slotsholmen in Copenhagen
Dude slaying some sort of serpent beast.  Gamla Stan in Stockholm
Dude slaying some sort of serpent beast. Gamla Stan in Stockholm
Just outside one of the entrances to Skansen in Stockholm.  The ominous sky seems appropriate for this dude who looks like he's headed to battle
Just outside one of the entrances to Skansen in Stockholm. The ominous sky seems appropriate for this dude who looks like he's headed to battle
Near Slussen in Stockholm
Near Slussen in Stockholm
Not a dude, nor a statue but close enough.

UPDATE!

Vancouver’s own dude on a horse (with friends Andrea and Esmé) in Yaletown. This is decidedly less stately than most of the Euro horses.

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