Depressing to think that the first reaction to this is that it will attract the wrong sort of attention. Even if it all proves durable I'm not sure it will encourage me to linger and read.....and it helps to draw attention to a perfectly awful bit of local architecture. Bah Humbug!...Now if something positive could be done to make St Georges Gardens free of needles, broken glass, discarded cans, threatening dogs and unpleasant people with anti social habits - that would be a real improvement.
Sorry to resurrect this, but on the way home tonight I noticed that 3 of the 4 Dickens signs above have
had large sections ripped off. Oh well, they did last a week. I estimate the artwork, metalwork and
preparation cost at least 10 grand. You would have thought putting them on the opposite wall higher up
would have been far more sensible. So now they'll have to be removed and repaired. Let's hope they'll
be a little wiser in the positioning next time. Wonder who's paying for them.