Yesterday while I was in town I took the opportunity to look at a few of the public statues, like the commemorative 'Blue Plaques' on various buildings that are scattered around they're a marvellous way of getting in touch with history.
|Greathead and possibly a great Engineer too|
First one I was drawn to outside the 'Bank' station was to J H Greathead (what a fantastic name) - seems Greathead (James Henry to his friends) was a Chief Engineer - who led the work around boring in London (something I'm prone to do too).
Not too far away by Royal Exchange Buildings there's another monument to a monumental figure who bestowed improved communications by the use of Pigeons - not sure if they still deposit on his head but the Belgian born Reuter bestowed upon us a company that's significant in all things News and Financial (Now Thomson Reuters)
|Reuter's statue without pigeons|
The final Statue is again an indicator of the importance of migration and our international age the American born George Peabody - the name of Peabody is almost synonymous with Philanthropy around housing in London
|George Peabody has undoubtedly earned himself a sit down|
|London press coverage of Design Museum move|
The move to Kensington and change to free entry is being supported by the Arts Council with a £3m award signalling the importance of the Modern Design paradigm
Luna Lee from Korea Rocks
On a different topic check out the great Hendrix interpretation below, Luna Lee does other great songs in a different stylee too..