Whimsical Wednesday

Eduardo Paolozzi

Every Wednesday I’m posting a photograph which highlights the whimsical nature of London. As a tour guide, I get to see a lot of astonishing things while researching my walks and I will use this blog series as a means of sharing these sights with you.

eduardopaolozzieconomistHidden away from the hustle and bustle of Piccadilly, the Economist Plaza is one of my favourite spaces to discover public art in London. Used as a temporary exhibition space by St James’s resident art galleries, I was delighted to encounter three large-scale sculptures made by Eduardo Paolozzi during my last visit. Exhibited by Bowman Sculpture, the artwork depicted here is known as ‘Trishula’ and was made by the artist in 1966.

Yannick Pucci is an independent tour guide and founder of London Unravelled. All his public walks can be found on EventBrite and you can also follow his adventures on Twitter.

Whimsical Wednesday

Heart of Glass

Every Wednesday I’m posting a photograph which highlights the whimsical nature of London. As a tour guide, I get to see a lot of astonishing things while researching my walks and I will use this blog series as a means of sharing these sights with you.

fortnumandmasonheartvalentine2As Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, I couldn’t resist showing you one of the gigantic neon hearts adorning Fortnum and Mason’s shop windows. A stalwart of Piccadilly, this London food emporium is a perfect place to stock up on all things sweet (and savoury), including champagne, chocolates and macarons. While Fortnum’s window dressing usually tends to be on the opulent side (and I love them for it), I was pleasantly surprised by this year’s rather minimalistic approach.

Yannick Pucci is an independent tour guide and founder of London Unravelled. All his public walks can be found on EventBrite and you can also follow his adventures on Twitter.

Whimsical Wednesday

The Goddess of the Hunt

Every Wednesday I’m posting a photograph which highlights the whimsical nature of London. As a tour guide, I get to see a lot of astonishing things while researching my walks and I will use this blog series as a means of sharing these sights with you.

dianagreenparkI always love coming across this sculpture of Diana, the Goddess of the Hunt, as the sun is setting down. Unveiled to the public in 1954, this statue of a Roman deity was created by the British sculptor Estcourt J. Clack and can be found just outside Green Park Tube Station. Emphasizing her lithe body and dramatic hand gesture, this silhouetted view imbues the artwork with an intricate sense of life.

Yannick Pucci is an independent tour guide and founder of London Unravelled. All his public walks can be found on EventBrite and you can also follow his adventures on Twitter.