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U.K.: Ebbsfleet's Colossal Horse Statue will Greet Chunnel Train Passengers...

Old Feb 11th, 2009, 06:19 AM
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<Walkinaround mode on>

Does this mean that the last thing people will see when leaving England, is a giant Horse's a*** - How appropriate.

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Old Feb 11th, 2009, 06:31 AM
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I wonder which politician will be brave enough to open it and pose for a nice photo...
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Old Feb 11th, 2009, 07:27 AM
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Depends whether they stand at the front
http://politics.guardian.co.uk/pictu...471965,00.html

or the back
http://conservativehome.blogs.com/.s...ceremonies.gif

though I rather suspect we can all think of the Royal that's most likely to...
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Old Feb 11th, 2009, 08:15 AM
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I wonder if in time there will be a market for a "Horsebum View" B&B?>

Or a White Horse Pub - one of many i would think in the U.K.

No matter what it looks like i applaud the government for funding public art like this.
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Old Feb 11th, 2009, 10:25 AM
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I wonder if in time there will be a market for a "Horsebum View" B&B?>

A new career for Nona maybe
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Old Feb 11th, 2009, 10:50 AM
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"The wing and dish was my least favourite option - looked like a telecoms company logo to me."

Indeed it does--"with our roaming charges, watch your money fly away!"

An apt reminder for mobile-addicted Europeans traveling from one country to another
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Old Feb 11th, 2009, 11:17 AM
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>>Or a White Horse Pub - one of many i would think in the U.K.<<

Oddly enough, it appears the surrounding area doesn't already have a White Horse pub.
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Old Feb 11th, 2009, 12:20 PM
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Hmmm - The Horse's Arse has a certain rustic authenticity to it...

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Old Feb 16th, 2009, 11:04 AM
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A Fitting Touch for This Colossus Work of Public Art

-a take off on the Czech dude's recent installation of Europe at the EC in Brussels

Yes behind the Giant Stallion of the South will be a mess of horse dung fashioned into a European map - with all the countries except Britain would be missing.

Now that would convey quite a message, and a true one IMO, to arriving folks from the Continent.
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Old Feb 18th, 2009, 01:29 AM
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Knock knock!
Who's there?
Maybe it's a big horse.
?
Maybe it's a big horse I'm a Londoner.......

On which note, it seems to me that if ever it gets built, there is an obvious musical offering for the inauguration ceremony:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vJ1LqLzgR9k
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Old Feb 18th, 2009, 01:49 AM
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Don't give up the day job, Patrick
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Old Feb 18th, 2009, 04:19 AM
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based on our usual opinions I had hoped that the horse's arse would have been pointed at France. Ho hum
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Old Feb 18th, 2009, 04:22 AM
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Don't hold your breath about it anyway. I doubt it's going to be built. They are just applying for planning permission, haven't yet bothered to work out how it can actually be constructed, and they have no money for it. IT was planned to be in a residential/industrial redevelopment of the area, which has now been shelved due to the credit crunch.
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Old Mar 2nd, 2009, 10:14 AM
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Must be something cool about huge horse statues - Denver is erected a similar colossal steed on a road approach to the city - story in todays NYTimes.
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