Last week, when we went to see Evita (which didn't live up to the hype for us - it's now closed) we saw the Gormley statues in the area of the Hayward's Gallery
These are dotted about on the rooftops, on both banks of the Thames. It's a little creepy, and I'm sure that they must have asked permission of the police (lots of phone calls from people who've only seen the one about attempted suicides!)
On the way home from the Blue Man Group I spotted another statue on Waterloo Bridge, standing on the pavement.
I know it's not a big deal for people who see it all the time (e.g. Da Wife) - but I thought it was quite cool, so took a photo - which I present here for your amusement.
Unfortunately, as I arrived they were taking the turf up, and so I didn't see the full effect. It did look good, though.
Around Hayward's Gallery, look up. There are statues on the rooftops, people just standing there. I'm sure that permission must have been asked from the police (phone calls from people who only spot the one thinking it's a suicide attempt). The installation is part of an Anthony 'fog in the box' Gormley collection.
This is an entry for the sole purpose of plugging my good friend CJ's business CJ makes casts of bodyparts, and calls her business Rockabelly Lifecasts. The little icon is a picture which was taken on our wedding day, showing our casting along with the original hands. CJ gave us the casting as a wedding present.
It was an enjoyable experience, though it was slightly odd feeling the casting goo set around the hand. The finished result is excellent. A nice 'special occasion' present for someone living in the South East of the UK.