The Lucky Greenwich Dromedary
There’s is something strange about that reindeer, wishes or not. If you click on the pic you can see it better and blow me, if it isn’t actually some kind of humpless camel with a saddle on its back and antlers attached. Part of a recycled fairground ride, perhaps?
This kind of customisation is something of which I approve, and I’ve set my mind to thinking how other sculptures in Greenwich could be improved with little extras. William IV with deelyboppers, perhaps? The Throne of Earthly Kings with some comfy cushions? It’s a good job Knife Edge isn’t still with us – it would have made a fantastic maypole. Maybe we should have a special festival of ‘improved’ statues? I certainly enjoyed the Cannon-In-A-Condom recently.
And what of Nelson, which Stevie (who sent this pic) and I have been agreeing is easily the ugliest statue in Greenwich? Certainly that pale green furniture does nothing for him. The only improvement I can think of for this strangely amphibian incarnation would be a paper bag…