Devoted to the unexpected details that help to make life in the city worth living
Tuesday, 3 June 2014
Broadgate Circle EC2
Some time in the 1970s, the sculptor Barry Flanagan was inspired by the 'magical' sight of a hare sprinting across the South Downs. Through the rest of his career he turned again and again to this graceful, lithe but strong and resilient creature.
Hares were sacred to the Ancient Britons - the Earth Mother Eostre changed into a white hare at the full moon, a belief that has decayed sadly into the Easter Bunny of today.
Flanagan's piece for Broadgate Circle is called Leaping Hare on Crescent and Bell and was placed here in 1988.