Yet another statue – the great advantage of taking photographs of statues for novice photographers being – do you see?- that they don’t move about.
Following on from what I was saying about the statute of John Betjeman at St Pancras, and its hue, here is another very green man – the bust of Sir Alfred East outside the eponymous Art Gallery in Kettering.
East was a painter of very pleasant landscapes. When he died he lay in state in the gallery surrounded by examples of his work, and attracted many thousands of visitors. I don’t want to put ideas into his head, but I wonder whether Damien Hirst might be able to think of some imaginative variations on this idea when his time comes. Perhaps involving bluebottles? But let’s not go there.