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photoblog image A run in the park

A run in the park

 

I couldn't find any information about this statue, just outside Hyde park, near to the barracks on Park lane, I think...

A run in the park

 

I couldn't find any information about this statue, just outside Hyde park, near to the barracks on Park lane, I think...

comments (26)

  • Hollie
  • United States
  • 11 Jun 2014, 00:08
Very odd. Is the last one supposed to be Pan?
Frank L Croston.: I suppose it could be, Hollie.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 11 Jun 2014, 00:41
Speaks for itself, Frank!
Frank L Croston.: Didn't say much to me, Ray...
I still think this is the strangest thing... but you captured it really well - not an easy feat! smile
I found a street view of this on Google Maps - but like you, can'f find any other info!
Frank L Croston.: Very odd that there is no info', I can't say I found it very appealing,though the dog was quite nice, thanks, Elizabeth.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 11 Jun 2014, 05:53
Well that's Pan with his pipes there leading 'em all to some sort of terrible fate I suppose
Frank L Croston.: Probably to the 'art' exhibition we had just been to in the Serpentine gallery....
It does make you wonder, Frank. I love the feel of forward motion from this angle.
Frank L Croston.: It did have a nice look of motion, though overall it didn't appeal to me much.
  • elleplate
  • United Kingdom
  • 11 Jun 2014, 09:47
Hmmm... I wonder...?
Frank L Croston.: I wouldn't spend too long on it, Sarah...
I love the tilted angle
Frank L Croston.: That was the best bit about it Chantal.
I would be running and climbing trees too if I had this fellow chasing me.
Frank L Croston.: Ha, ha, he's probably ok if you got to know him, but I would probably be with you, Mary...smile
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 11 Jun 2014, 10:37
It is a depiction of "The devil takes the hindmost"

That dog has strange manners.
Frank L Croston.: Ha, could be, Louis, I think the dogs just excited....Lets go!
  • gutteridge
  • where latitude and attitude meet
  • 11 Jun 2014, 11:53
Well, bottoms-up Frank.
Frank L Croston.: They are indeed...
  • Philine
  • United States
  • 11 Jun 2014, 11:58
Sir Jacob Epstein, Pan

"Found at Edinburgh Gate on the edge of Hyde Park, Rush of Green is the last work by the celebrated sculptor Sir Jacob Epstein, who was working on it until the day he died in August 1959.
The figures and their dog rush towards the green of Hyde Park urged on by Pan, playing his pipes. Since the demolition of the rather bland 1950s block Bowater House, the sculpture now stands in the shadow of the rather expensive One Hyde Park construction."
Frank L Croston.: Thank you, Philine, mystery solved, well done. smile
hmm wow Frank...need to make that short trip to Hyde park now..
New Camera ordered by the way.. so soon..Thank you
Frank L Croston.: Yes, go take a look, Aderonke, Ooh, exciting, new toy.
All the stuff in London to shoot and you came back with this.
Frank L Croston.: Oh good, nice to see your holiday has mellowed you....
  • Shane
  • England
  • 11 Jun 2014, 16:47
I just wonder what the dogs looking back at smile
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 11 Jun 2014, 17:45
Sometimes you wonder about the brain of an artist.
Great statues and yes I think it is Pan on the right...
Great composition.
  • Richard Trim
  • Suffolk: where the sun rises first in England
  • 11 Jun 2014, 17:55
Bit of a bummer in reality
It does look like they are in a rush to get to those green trees, well placed statue. You captured it perfect Frank.
Perhaps it is part of the Olympic legacy Frank?
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 11 Jun 2014, 20:46
It looks a strange collection - it's great that Philine has sorted out what it's all about
Truly weird!
Truly weird!
  • Alan
  • Lochinver, Assynt
  • 11 Jun 2014, 22:53
Thank goodness we have Philine; nothing seems to stump her smile I don't recall seeing this; I'm probably focussed on heading towards Wellington Arch. Good capture
An odd crew indeed...
SO interesting...
it's a great image Frank... and i followed Ellie's link so i know the history of these fantastic sculptures....petersmile
Frank L Croston.: Thanks, Peter, they are quite interesting eh?
different angle but as nice

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