Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Wordless Wednesday ~ 45: Piscator

Piscator, Euston Station, London

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  1. Intriguing piece of street art. I haven't got a clue as to what it is meant to represent or where it is, you will have to enlighten me?

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  2. Intriguing name, too.... The best I can think of is something to do with fish, but there seems no resemblance.

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  3. Hi everyone!

    The plaque reads:

    Piscator by Eduardo Paolozzi

    Assisted by Ray Watson

    Cast by Robert Taylor & Co (Ironfounders) Ltd

    Commissioned by
    British Railways Board
    Fluor (Great Britain) Ltd
    Sir Robert McAlpine & Sons Ltd
    Norwich Union Insurance Group
    Pension Fund Securities Ltd

    Presented to the nation through the Arts Council of Great Britain 1981


    All I know is that a piscator means fisherman or angler but I don' really get it.

    Mo - you might have walked past it tons of times! I know I have. It is outside Euston station.

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  4. Emm, Malawi cranes -> those are maximum cards. Stamps are on the picture side so you can compare concordance stamp+postcard+postmark, "for philatelic pleasure". See more in my websites. :)
    I'll follow your blog.

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  5. I was curious myself, but it looks like the artist might have created the piece to honor the expressionist theatre director Edwin Piscator.

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  6. This is an interesting piece of street art. Often so controversial.

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  7. What a strange sculpture.
    Yes, Namibia was good, made it down to Fish River Canyon this time. One bad day; the battery failed on the 4x4 in the middle of friggin' nowhere. Didn't like that. Third time there on self-drive but first serious problem. Great country.

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  8. @ Dorin: Thanks for the info!

    @ AVCr8teur: You are in fact correct!

    @ Birdman, John and Spiderama: Very strange indeed!!

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  9. Er.... I don't know what to say coz I can't tell what it is :)

    Have a great start to your week!

    Many thanks for visiting Norwich Daily Photo and leaving your comment. Come visit again tomorrow!

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  10. Hi Emm..wow..intersting..always something intriguing here when i visit..excellent!!
    Hope you are having an awesome wkd!

    That wheel( photo) you asked me about..is like a very large heavy decorative slab..I am not sure what it is from. It was quite fun to photograph.

    Have a happy day
    kiki

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  11. Thats a strange statue. It looks like two transformers had been fighting and crashed into it! :)

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  12. @ Joy: Ha ha! I don't quite know what it is either!!!

    @ Kiki: Oooo, I think I know the type. i used to have one on my outside wall at home.

    @ Tina: You're right! That is exactly whatit looks like!

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