One of a pair of Sphinx('s?) in Victoria Square in Birmingham
How unusual, fantastic structure Grouser! and the expression on the woman's face is fantastic! Had to visit, I see you everywhere, so I thought why not go see his photos, here I am :)
22 Dec 2008 10:25am
Lovely capture - these huge pieces of art just amaze me. This one has so much facial expression.
22 Dec 2008 10:37am
Great ! And the woman expression is so real ;o)
22 Dec 2008 11:20am
Very nice, but will it last as long as the Egyptian Sphinx ???
22 Dec 2008 12:54pm
Wonderful detail. I am drawn to the ears of this magnificent piece and the people help to realize the scale. Well composed.
22 Dec 2008 1:51pm
What a unique sphinx, the look on the womans face is priceless
22 Dec 2008 1:57pm
A crisp and interesting image. The lady looks like she's wondering what exactly she is sitting beside.
22 Dec 2008 1:59pm
That is quite a sphinx. I especially like how one of the people enjoying this setting also has her hands folded much like the sphinx!
22 Dec 2008 3:49pm
Nice shot of the sphinx, but I'm really intrigued by the background. Are they putting up some kind of screen to hide the scaffolding?
22 Dec 2008 4:04pm
@Wolfgang - vu@granby: Yes . It's thin cloth with a picture of the building they are renovating printed on it.
beautiful and slightly eerie -- but captivating none the less!!!
22 Dec 2008 5:21pm
And are they building a pyramid too......? By jove I'll have to visit lol
22 Dec 2008 5:48pm
great shot, her face says did he just say something
22 Dec 2008 5:57pm
Spectacular, I like the woman glance. Welle done!
22 Dec 2008 6:13pm
Great composition (aspect of women to statue). Wouldn't be as impressive without the womans facial expression.
22 Dec 2008 6:16pm
What an interesting sphinx. By far my favorite part is the way that woman is looking at the sculpture as if afraid it's going to pounce. Good catch, Grousie!
22 Dec 2008 6:28pm
Lovely, very interesting street shot, fabulous work :)
22 Dec 2008 6:53pm
Beautiful sculpture and also a good composition: the eyes of the woman play well withe those of the sphynx
22 Dec 2008 6:54pm
What a strange and somewhat unnerving sight this makes . . and is that a replica of the Parthenon under renovation beyond or a branch of Northern Rock ?
22 Dec 2008 9:33pm
@Ronnie 2¢: It's certainly Parthenonesque. Not sure what its function is. Probably something to do with the City council. this is an area of Public Buildings.
Blimey I can hear the accent just by looking at him! Great shot!
23 Dec 2008 6:21am
That is a wonderful looking piece of art. Who made it? Why was it made?
23 Dec 2008 3:00pm
@Rags: There is a lot of public art in this area. Behind the Sphinx to its left there is an Antony Gormley 'Iron Man'.
Don't know the artist who made this I'm afraid, but I think its a very interesting piece of sculpture and a fabulous beast.
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