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A photo (or three) a day for 2012.

Two of my beloved South Bank…and one for wightvixen ;)

South Bank graffiti…in a space very popular with skate-boarders.

Frank Dobson’s ‘London Pride’, commissioned for the 1951 Festival of Britain, donated by Mary Dobson in 1987, and subsequently installed on the South Bank.

The Royal National Lifeboat Institution station by Waterloo Bridge…and the curve of the Thames downstream towards Blackfriars Bridge.

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4 thoughts on “Two of my beloved South Bank…and one for wightvixen ;)

  1. secret squirrel on said:

    Woah! That is a LOT of graffiti ~ is it continually being added to?
    Great sculpture too!

  2. Haha, yes, I should say I’m not universally in favour of graffiti, but it has its place in some urban environments, if it’s done artistically. In answer to your question, yes, in this location, it does get added to, and overwritten. It’s hardly in Banksy’s class, but to be sure, it’s very colourful ;). And I love that sculpture too…it’s in front of the National Theatre, and there’s another sculpture, of Sir Laurence Olivier, in some some Shakespearean role (Henry V, maybe), not far away from this one :).

  3. Seems a bit odd having an RNLI station on the Thames, it’s hardly the high seas!

  4. Haha, maybe, although I’d guess plenty of folk fall, or jump, into the river over the course of a year…inebriated students, tourists and others leaning too far over bridges, or toppling out of pleasure cruises, to get a better photo, or whatever…;).

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