Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Wordless Wednesday 45

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

This is a long shot but was this taken in Devonshire Square - London EC2??? it brings back vague memories as I used to work there about 5 years ago!!! x

Bhavesh Chhatbar said...

Quite an interesting photograph!

Ropi said...

Is it a memorial statue?

JM said...

Beautiful modern statue of an old subject!

Mediterranean kiwi said...

very modern statue

ShadowFalcon said...

Who doesn't love a knight in shinning armour :-)

Tinsie said...

@ Anonymous Sandi: Bingo! Did you know it also appears on the cover of a children's book by Charlie Fletcher?

@ Bhavesh Chhatbar: Thanks. I'm tempted to go back on a sunnier day to take a better photo. This was a bit rushed because I was in a hurry and it was a fairly dull day too. But I couldn't resist it, it begged to be photographed!

@ Ropi: I think one of the companies that are based in the area commissioned it, but I'm not sure. It's very difficult to find reliable information about it on the internet. I believe it is dedicated (or inspired by) King Edgar and his 13 knights, who formed a Cnihtengild (a guild of knights). Cnihtengild is the name of the statue.

@ ShadowFalcon: Especially when the armour has shiny blue stones on it ;-)

Betty C. said...

Great photo -- the statue seems so anachronistic.