Hidden away in the beautiful County Wicklow is Victors Way Indian Sculpture Park. Victor’s Way is designed for adults searching for quality time outside their usual life. The place is privately owned by Victor Langheld. It’s meditation garden is famous for its impressive black granite sculptures.
The tranquil sculpture Park at Victor’s Way was created by craftsmen in Mahabalipuram, India. The sculptures have now found their way to County Wicklow, Ireland. Offering up to the people of Ireland their amazing sculpture work.
The Unusual Indian Sculptures of Display
Victors Way park covers 22 acres that includes a series of dancing figures of Ganesh, Shiva and other Hindu Deities. Other notable sculptures at the park include a Skeletal Buddha-like figure.
There is also the sculpture known as the “The Split Man” showing a figure ripping itself into two, suggesting to convey “the mental state of the dysfunctional human.”
The Indian Sculptures that you’ll discover at Victor’s Way includes 14 statues that took a phenomenal 20 years to create. First designed by park owner Victor Langheld in 1989.
He was inspired to created the designed after a trip to India in search of enlightenment.
The sculptures represent the spiritual progression to enlightenment. There is also a plaque dedicated to the brilliant mathematician Alan Turing. The park is in his memory.
The Reopening of Victors Way Park
The park was known as Victoria’s Way up until 2015, when it was eventually closed by its owner. He stated “Too may day-trippers came turned it into a fun park for parents with children. It was designed as a contemplative garden for over 28’s.”
However, in 2016 the park reopened with its original name of ‘Victors Way’. A new age restriction was put in place for those who would appreciate what the park represents.
Furthermore, the Indian Sculpture Park was described by Slate magazine as “a garden designed to change your life”.
Although the park won’t suit everyone’s taste, its one of the unique things to discover in Ireland. If you’re looking to escape from your busy daily life then a trip to the peaceful Victors Way Park might just be what you need. In addition, it was created for those between the ages of 28 to 60 years old as a space for contemplation.
Something Different to experience at Victors Way Indian Sculpture Park
The outdoor park is definitely unlike anything you’ll ever seen before. The sculptures are incredible detailed and harrowing at times. It’s not for the faint of heart or for those easily squeamish. But despite the intense display the sculptures hold deeper meanings for those wishing to uncover.
It may not be the most popular attraction in Ireland but it offer something very interesting. An unusual tourist attraction for those searching for something different.
Have you ever been to the Indian Sculpture Park in Victors Way? We’d love to hear your thoughts on the attraction.
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