Bronzing items which one finds important, and well worth saving, isn’t a rare practice. Attics and closets across the world are filled with bronze baby shoes, bronze hand prints and, less commonly, the occasional bronze tail. So it makes sense that somewhere in the world there would be at least one place to find The Beatles in bronze.
Luckily, this shiny piece of pop culture on the side of the well-traveled tourist locale of Kok Tobe mountain in Almaty, Kazakhstan isn’t the actual Beatles dipped in bronze (so far as anyone can tell)—just a whimsical sculpture.
The youthful, cartoonish representation of the worldwide musical sensation was created in 2007 by artist Eduard Kazaryan as an homage to the popularity and universal appeal of the group, and as another piece of artistic flair to go along with the existing attractions in Kazakhstan’s largest city.
The statue stands near the artistic Almaty Tower on the popular mountain, which it seems is starting to be a rallying point for artists and tourists alike due to the attractive scenic vistas and popular activities the mountain provides visitors to the area.