Some of the statues on this list are superstars: the Griffin statue served as a backdrop of BBC drama Merlin, Anish Kapoor’s Cloud Gate has become synonymous with Chicago, and The Great Big Fork of Vevey has brought fame to an otherwise small, unassuming town. Some are enticing to look at, some celebrate the richness of cultural life, whereas some serve religious purposes. Whether it be the postmodern, intricately designed curves of the sculpture in front of the Berlinische Galerie or a majestically proportioned statue of Jesus Christ, all of these sculptures offer a real sense of immersion. Most of them stand in the centre of large cities, with millions of people rushing past them each and every day largely ignoring their beauty and deep cultural history. So to break that pattern, we've compiled 33 stunning images of sculptures for us all to truly appreciate.