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Monday, 13 February 2012

St Martin's Baby

Thousands visit Trafalgar Square every week, how many know about this baby overlooking the square? In the entrance to St Martin's in the Field (the church across the road from the square) lying on the top of a 4.5 tonne block of Portland stone is this sculpture of a baby. Connected to the earth by its umbilical cord. Commissioned for the millennium, sculptor Mike Chapman wanted to create something that would remind people just whose birthday the celebration was all about.

16 comments:

Emm said...

You're right! I have never spotted that baby! Nicely spotted!! That is a great angle and composition.

Steffe said...

I like how you shot this, whose birthday was it?

Babzy said...

wow really impressive !

jabblog said...

Very thoughtful - a timely reminder.

Sharon said...

Aha, another secret revealed.

Alexander said...

Nice angles to capture the baby. :) Indeed, a detailed sculpture; very nice.

Alexander
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PerthDailyPhoto said...

Well I'll be.. Mo! Amazing sculpture, such a shame so many people miss it. Not me, next time I'm over I'm looking for that one!!

Brianna Asaro said...

Mo, I gotta say, this is just a little bit creepy! But it's a good idea!

Luis Gomez said...

Wow! Really cool Mo. I like your shot very much.

Karine said...

What a lovely, touching sculpture! It's a shame that most people miss it!

Lowell said...

Interesting composition, but I don't get it. What birthday?

Jack said...

Remarkable photo, Mo. Your angle and perspective are masterful. Or, is it masterly?

RedPat said...

I missed it too! Next time.

Lucy Corrander : Photos said...

I didn't know about this. I like the idea. I'm not entirely sure I like the sculpture. Maybe I wouldn't like to meet an umbilical cord in real life.

Caroline said...

Omigosh - its a bit disturbing! In fact its the stuff of nightmares!

Angie said...

Christ Child - laying on earth not hay.

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