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Thursday, 21 April 2011

Monopoly - Angel Islington

Monopoly blue Square. £100

The area commonly known as "The Angel" was named after an inn near a toll gate to the city on the corner of Islington High St and Pentonville Road in the Parish of Clerkenwell dating back to 1603.
Now the angel has wings.
The giant sculpture that stands in the shopping complex shown in the photo above is by Wolfgang Buttress. The winning entry in the National Architect Foundation competition in 2003.

8 comments:

Luis Gomez said...

Beautiful!

H said...

I'm very fond of this sculpture!

Ron Scheer said...

Thanks. Used to live not far from here. Amazing to see how it's changed!

zakton said...

Real good metal sculpture. Really suits the shopping complex.

Jack said...

I love it!!! Haven't seen it before.

Ruela said...

very nice!

Angie said...

Great shot of the Angel & surounds - I'm loving this trip around the board!!!

Adie Andrews said...

Aside from the fact that this construction is mental it looks so light like the bird will fly away any moment soon. Really great picture and amazing architecture creation. :)

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