I have reserved judgement until I could see what she looks like in place and today was that day, they hoisted her up just yesterday and she even made the national news.
I am really happy with it, yes she is a bit freaky, what with some of her innards on show :D but she is a great size, big enough to be a statement but not overwhelm the pier and cope with Hillsborough Cliffs behind her. The bronze is absolutely stunning and with the sun shining on her today she looked great.
We cannot get right up to her yet as they are still installing the lights.
I was so inspired, I came right home and after dinner made a tag book for a UKS pre-crop challenge.
The view from Larkstone Cove.
Alex was not at all happy, he said she was rude and scary. Fair comment an eight year old boy hasn't much time for pregnancy or naked ladies. It will be interesting to see what he thinks when her time is up and he is 28.
He was much happier when we moved away from her a bit.
and we couldn't resist the silly photo.
Apologies for the poor light on the photos. My big camera has broken down. Which is A Very Bad Thing. Camera Hospital time.
There were so many people there today and the harbour shops were doing a roaring trade, if it brings in even a percent extra income it will be fab.
If you are interested here is the clip from the news (please scroll down to the first video, it will ask you to log-in if you aren't on facebook but you can just close the window). Now I would just like to say that I cannot be represented by, or held accountable for, some of my townsfolk's views ;)
Especially the man at the end that thought a pirate would be preferable.
Hello? Is it suddenly 1812?
I doubt Walt Disney World Ilfracombe would follow :) Alex would be happier if it did of course.