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.

Sunday Sights

The Queen of Crime

Every Sunday I’m posting a photograph of an iconic building, location or view in London. As a tour guide, I take great pleasure in showing these world famous sights to visitors and this weekly blog series will serve as a virtual extension of my guided walks.

agathachristiememorial Hailed as the most translated author in the world, Dame Agatha Christie certainly needs no introduction. Unveiled in 2012, this memorial is shaped like a gigantic book and contains a bust of the celebrated crime writer. I recently took this photograph before catching a play in the West End and I was struck by how the neon green light of the ‘Ghost Stories’ billboard illuminated Christie’s face. What would Hercule Poirot think?

Fun fact: Did you know that ‘The Mousetrap’ is the longest running theatre show ever? On the 18th of November 2012, the legendary play celebrated its 25,000th performance!

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.