I am indebted to my London friend, Steve Moore, who gave me this picture of a sculpture by Peter McLean, erected in 1991 along the Thames Path. It shows the spirit of a Pilgrim Father looking over the shoulder of a young 1930’s boy reading a magazine.
I’ve seen the sculpture and it is a truly wonderful piece of work. The detail in the work is terrific and repays time spent looking and reading it.
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I’ve had this happen to me, too. Someone shows me a picture of something and I’m immediately taken to when I first saw it and want to re-visit it. My next re-visit is to the Spanish Civil War monument in Vauxhall Gardens (I think).
I “discovered” this sculpture back in the days when I used to go on long solo rambles around London and happened upon it quite by chance. I was very taken by it and the fascination of its the anachronistic theme. I went close and peered over the boy’s shoulder to look at the comic book with its images. My enthusiasm was such that I told all my friends and acquaintances about it.
It’s a long time since I have seen it and, once the pandemic subsides, I must pay it another visit.
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