Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Churchill

This bronze sculpture of Winston Churchill by sculptor Oscar Neman has been installed along Queen St in front of City Hall since 1977 but it always seemed lost in the activity of the street. It has recently been moved to a location along the side of City Hall and has had benches installed and trees planted around it. Now it feels like a place to stop and think about one of history's greats. 

19 comments:

Luis Gomez said...

It is a great piece. I like the texture of it.

Birdman said...

He was quite a guy,

Bill Nicholls said...

He was born not that far from where I live.

TexWisGirl said...

wow. such an imposing figure!

Sharon Anck said...

A very nice statue. It reminds me of a visit to the War Rooms in London. A very interesting museum that I would recommend to anyone.

llandudnopictures said...

That's a great statue of him, very dynamic looking!

Revrunner said...

A nice place to sit and maybe read one of his own works or else a history of his era.

EG CameraGirl said...

Wonderful statue! I'm glad they have moved him to a better place.

jennyfreckles said...

That's a wonderful piece of sculpture. I'd love to have met the man.

Halcyon said...

Definitely one of the greats!

Jackie Mc Guinness said...

Finally he is given a deserved spot.

William Kendall said...

I recall that they were going to be moving him from his original spot when I was last in town. I've always liked that statue.

hamilton said...

I hope he likes his new location!

Randy said...

Nice statue.

Jack said...

The Allies were very fortunate to have strong leaders at that critical time in history.

Stephanie said...

Nice statue!

Cloudia said...

What a guy!
Nice rendition




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José Mendonça said...

What? No cigar? :-)

Mike @ A Bit About Britain said...

Looking suitably pugnacious...amazing bloke.