Devoted to the unexpected details that help to make life in the city worth living
Thursday, 1 May 2014
Museum of London, 150 London Wall EC2
Two giant salamanders have been installed on the rotunda that London Wall sits in, reproductions of a tiny 17th century brooch in the Cheapside hoard exhibited within in a major exhibition 2013-14. The original is gold with Columbian emeralds and Indian diamonds. This one is 10m across and plastic.
Note the sensitive location behind the lamp standard. The other one is similarly sited. Don't installers stand back and look before they get out the Black and Decker?