Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Today's post over on Beach Treasure is a holiday photo post of the last of the first London visit. There were a lot of statue and sculpture photos, so I dragged the bulk of them over here.

This little fellow and his kangaroo mate were atop a tall column in front of Buckingham Palace. I suspect he represents a yesteryear when the British Empire circled the globe. Either that or kangaroos were bounced out of England by some unknown saint at the same time St. Patrick drove the snakes out of Ireland?

Isn't she beautiful? You can click on these photos remember, to see more detail.

Sun rays? Snakes? Mane? Pretty frightening regardless of which it is.

I really liked the perspective on this one. He looks larger than life, a sculpted God. Well, he was larger than life actually.

Neptune, I presume.

A lot of these images encircled the same fountain in the middle of the traffic circle in front of Buckingham Palace.

And now, for something completely different. This is a much more contemporary sculpture that is atop a square column.... can a column be square? Is it called something else if it's square?... in Trafalgar Square.

Another view of the same sculpture. It was lovely in many ways but sort of disturbing as well with the stunted and missing limbs. The only thing I remember about it was that it represents the wife of the sculptor. Mixed feelings aside, I had to admire the atypical choice for public art.

Don't forget to visit the rest of the photos over at Beach Treasure.

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