White horses and concrete cows

So, the ‘Angel of the South’ is…a horse…

I’m not too sure about the decision reached in the Ebbsfleet Landmark competition, though…

All the designs had something going for them, and the horse is fine – I just hope the finished sculpture doesn’t look like this:

If you clicked on the video in the second link I gave above, then a plain, dead white one looked far more impressive and had definite links with something like this:

And I thought they were after something with a sense of history.

Incidentally we have our own famous animal sculpture here in Milton Keynes:

Often ridiculed, sometimes stolen, they’re somehow iconic and it would be a lesser place without them.


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