Collect ‘Em All

When I said this about the Shot Put installation Gifts From the Olympic Gods (using the spelling on the work’s title, CB ;-) ) outside Discover Greenwich, I knew it was part of a set, but for some reason I expected the pieces to be different.

But I was in Sloane Square yesterday (don’t ask…) and found its twin:

This made me actually look up the work, and I discovered you really can collect ‘em all (if you have absolutely nothing else in your life).

You can concentrate on looking at large metal-alike balls fallen from the sky (I like the broken concrete, as though Zeus himself threw it from Mt Olympus), or branch out to javelins or bows and arrows.

Or you could just sit and watch the tall ships go by of an evening. Honestly – I waited for bloomin’ hours in the midday sun for that flotilla a week or so ago (doesn’t it feel like forever?) and got nothing but sunstroke, when all I needed to do was sit with a pint at the Cutty Sark of a warm summer evening and watch the whole lot go by…

It’s going to be a great weekend, folks.


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Olympic shot put low


4 Comments to “Collect ‘Em All”

  1. george says:

    I think there is a 10m javelin of the roundabout at Lewisham railway station.

  2. Alan Palmer says:

    I saw the one in York Road, SE1, and realised it was a twin of the one in Greenwich, but hadn’t realised there were others.

  3. Sue says:

    There’s a javelin at Canada Water; thanks; I hadn’t realised what it was!

  4. Laura says:

    There’s a bow and arrow in General Gordon Square in Woolwich