Saturday, November 13, 2010

Oh alright ... a few more London arty pics

Two of three panels in cast iron set into the railings outside Guy's Hospital. Created by blacksmiths George James and Sons, the triptych is a memorial to Sir Thomas Guy, founder.

'Visions of theh canal' created by Stephen Lewis and children from Primrose Hill Primary School and set into the wall on the towpath of Regents Canal between Camden Lock and Regents Park.
Artwork by an unknown artist on the river Thames, Wapping Stairs.

The very curious giant tortoise sundial in Holland Park (photos by my friend Joel Meadows as mine were dark and horrid). Oddly ignored on the Sundials on the Internet website.

The Chiswell Street clock, City of London. Isn't it ghastly?

The Camel Corps Memorial by Cecil Brown, Victoria Embankment Gardens. Isn't it wonderful? It looks huge but the camel is only about 18 inches high. The plinth is five feet ten inches high. Weird perspective effects when you photograph it. Want to know more about our war memorials and where they all are? The official inventory is here.

Figure above the Black Friar pub, Queen Victoria Street near Blackfriars Bridge.

'The Flowering of the English Baroque', a splendidly mad bronze memorial to the composer Henry Purcell by Glynn Williams. Christchurch Gardens, just off Victoria Street, Westminster.

More soon.

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