Thursday, 5 June 2008

Shakespeare's Head, Carnaby Street

This one of my favourite pub signs. The Bard is leaning out of a window looking with interest at the scene below as if he is soaking up material for Henry VI part III or a new play with Falstaff in it.
Unfortunately the bust urgently needs restoration. His right hand, which I think used to hold a quill pen, has dropped off and someone has painted him in a desperate colour scheme of white, black and light blue, transforming him into the Phantom of the Opera.

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