Tuesday, July 14, 2009

As Lord Nelson Looks Down

I watched a news story about the fourth plinth in London's Trafalgar Square. For about 150 years, there was nothing on it as officials were fighting to decide what to put on the mantle. In 1999, commissioned art works were put on it and for the next three months the plinth will be empty, waiting for the next installation.

That's where the public comes in. People have been signing up and if they are selected they get to go on the plinth for an hour to do whatever they want. It's been an interesting project. People have been up there ranting, sailing paper airplanes, holding signs for their causes or simply standing still and enjoying the view.

There's even a webcam!


Does Columbus need a bare plinth? Why not put one on the Statehouse property. What would you say?

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