Tuesday, August 17, 2010

The Obelisk


In Elizabeth Street positioned at the entrance to Hyde Park, opposite Bathurst Street, stands this ancient Egyptian needle. It is really an air outlet for the underground sewer system disguised as a full-size replica of Cleopatra’s Needle one of the many "relocated antiquities" in London.

5 comments:

  1. Known as Thornton's 'scent bottle' when it was erected, Thornton being the Mayor at the time.

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  2. Goodness me, I didn't know they had been so creative.

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