Photo-a-Day (Tuesday, 24th October, 2017)
Face of Wigan
Still got his rash I see. Hope you didn't catch it Jane by standing too close.
it's good photo, but I will never see anything nice or tasteful in this sculpture. it looks more like Billy Boston than yesterdays pic.The council should invite a bomb disposal team to blow it to smitherines.
Another fine photo.
However the "face" looks like a cast off from Easter Island.
Today again, 'the face that launched a thousand' quips
A lumpen,morose mask all eyes,nose and lips.
Wearily it lays on a plinth to rest
Oblivious to stares and glares that only detest,
It's presence resides on that famous square -
Where, I believe, the space for it was going 'spare'!
Wigan is the happiest place to live (latest survey) yet you look at the face and it looks miserable.
Thats just the right verse for The Face Veronica, are you the Wigan Poet Laureate ?! If not, you should be. Quick someone, alert the council to that suggestion !
Can't understand the councils logic these days,they dim street lights all over the borough , so the elderly are terrified of going out at night,they now only empty our bins every three weeks which only increases vermin,but we can find the revenue for ugly things like this,do priorities not come into it theses day obviously not,
I look at this and I think of a death mask. Does it perhaps symbolise what is happening to Wigan?
Actually I quite like the Face, and I suspect that there are a lot more people of Wigan that do too!
Veronica , I'm sure your verse must of caused many to smile .
I agree with Pat .... i like this sculpture. Where I live there is nothing like this. It is very bold.
I agree with Derek, a beautiful photo Jane - apart from the monstrous statue - blue skies and beautiful flowers are lovely.
One could be forgiven For mistaking yesterday's photo of 'Believe Square' for a town in the Eastern Block, Who on earth had that brainwave when there are beautiful old Lancashire names that could have been chosen for the square.
Thank you Helen and Tom ...it's hardly Wordsworth but it's just a little ditty of what I feel about the mask! I'm definitely no Poet!
Well done, Veronica! I have always called it The Face That Sunk A Thousand Shops and I stick by that. When I think of the Millgate....and the Wigan for that matter...of my childhood, I could weep. My grand-daughter Edie and I sat in Brucciani's café this morning and she looked out of the window into the Galleries and said, "Grandma, why are all these shops closed?". Out of the mouths of babes!
Looks like Benito Mussolini, il Duche'
I am glad other people like this beside me.We all cannot like the same things.
Fab poem Veronica, I couldn't agree more Irene, Edie has more sense than the town 'planners' !Lovely to bump into you today.
Thing is Bod, it wasn't paid for by Wigan council, it was paid for, evidently, by the outfit that built The Grand Arcade, or so I'm led to believe, which means, according to my twisted logic anyway, it will ultimately be paid for by the council indirectly, or more specifically, by the retail therapy junkies that get a rush by shopping in this white elephant......Of which, I'm ecstatically proud to state, I am most definitely not one.
Veronica, you are a poet and you don't know it.
It was lovely to see you too, Elizabeth, as it always is, and I'm glad you met Edie. Hope to see you again soon. xx.
Me neither ozy.some people may like the dam thing I don't.
If the 'mask' was a gift from The Gallery 'outfitters' the expression of it just represents intense depression. I can't see anything else it could be symbolic of - least of all a shopping experience!
I love it! Unique, like the town itself!
Is this the reason we have no summers any more?
A big yed blocking out the sun (along with chem trails)
The council could have said we will take the money instead of this eye sore as the money could be used more wisely elsewhere