Saturday, October 21, 2006
A waste of money.
The monstrosity pictured above (click on each picture for a much larger view) greets visitors to Erith - a giant mosaic covered sculpture depicting a number of intertwined fish that dominates the central roundabout joining the roads from Dartford, Northumberland Heath and Upper Belvedere. It was installed in August by the local council at a cost to the local tax payers of somewhere in the region of £60,000! We were not consulted, and general opinion is that the thing is a grotesque and embarrasing waste of public money. To my mind it is reminiscent of a gargantuan psychedelic steaming "Mister Whippy" style turd, crapped from the heavens onto the unsuspecting town of Erith - as if we did not have enough trouble to deal with as it is!
Readers of the local News Shopper newspaper have left comments here and here - please feel free to leave your own thoughts and comments on the sculpture; I'd be interested in other people's views.