Tough Greenwich Mermaid
I always find the first day back after the August bank holiday really depressing – I guess it’s the whole childhood back-to-school thing – the sun’s still shining gloriously but I’m stuck at my desk with a whole bunch of stuff that I don’t really know how to do. So I thought I’d give you a bit of a teaser so that if, like me, you’re doing anything at all to procrastinate just that little bit longer, you can muse over just where this little bit of Greenwich Art might be.
When I first looked at her, I thought she was wearing battle helmet but now I’m not so sure and I’m thinking old-lady felt hat with feathers with cute 1920s bob. Beneath her, swim three fish; above her shoulder to the left there’s a small shoal.
And that’s all I’m saying for now. I’ll update at midday with an extra clue. Meanwhile – any idea about where she is?
Okay, here’s an expanded photo:
Answers at 3.00pm
UPDATE – earlier than it should be thanks to school-phantom-error, pointed out by Benedict…
It’s actually on the Azof Street side of that extraordinary Victorian confection, Rothbury Hall, and I’m guessing it’s the work of the resident arts group, Emergency Exit, about whom I know less than I should.
A little while ago, the Rothbury Hall Trust, part of the Heritage of London Trust, was given some money to restore one of the windows, and there was talk of the trust buying the building to secure its future (and, I presume, release some cash for Greenwich Council). I have been promised news on that (looking forward to hearing from you, Bob) and I promise to pass on all the news that’s fit to print when I get it…
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