Trafalgar Square 4th Plinth shortlist

Aug 19th, 2010, 11:04 AM
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Trafalgar Square 4th Plinth shortlist

So the shortlist for what to put on the fourth plinth in Trafalgar Square has been announced. Which one gets your vote?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-11017724
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Aug 19th, 2010, 11:34 AM
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Good God not much to chose from - how about putting QE 2 up there for a year? I do love those Battenberg cakes though so voting for that one.
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Aug 19th, 2010, 12:21 PM
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The modified Field Marshal's statue sort of carries on from the theme of the current Ship in a Bottle - so maybe that's an argument for a change. I like the ATM organ, but not there - better outside the Bank of England or the Treasury maybe. Can't see the point of a gigantic French cockerel (careful now!) or the Battenberg, and the child on the rocking horse is so feebly made. Either the Field Marshal or the Great Britain landscape/cloudscape. But, then, I am a bit literally-minded.
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Aug 19th, 2010, 05:37 PM
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None of them seem really worthy but maybe when I see the models in person it will be easier to pick my favorite.
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Aug 19th, 2010, 06:36 PM
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Big Blue Chicken.
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Aug 20th, 2010, 02:52 AM
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I'm with big blue chicken. If only to baffle the Frogs.

But it will be that indian thing.
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Aug 20th, 2010, 03:52 AM
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I like the look of the pipe organ butif it's not a Barclay's Bank ATM I won't be playing it. Guess I'll go with the chicken! Can't wait to see the ship in the bottle. I liked the statue that was there this spring
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Aug 20th, 2010, 03:56 AM
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I don't "get" any of them, and don't really like any of them either. But I won't be looking at it every day (or ever probably) so I don't mind which they choose. I can't see any of them standing the test of time tbh.
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Aug 20th, 2010, 04:27 AM
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>>I can't see any of them standing the test of time tbh.<<

They only get a short time anyway. I think the big blue chicken might be taken as cocking (ha!) a snook at Nelson. Trafalgar Square, you see. We can't have the French cocking snooks (or anything else for that matter - adn what is a snook anyway?)
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Aug 20th, 2010, 06:40 AM
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Ah, let them cock their snooks!

We won the wars. Against the snook-cockers.

Nuff said.

Big blue chicken it is.
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Aug 20th, 2010, 07:23 AM
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Yuck X 6
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ttt
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