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Giant Shot Put Crash-Lands In Kennington

Dean Nicholas
By Dean Nicholas Last edited 53 months ago
Giant Shot Put Crash-Lands In Kennington

A curious new addition to the pedestrianised island separating Kennington Park from Oval Tube station has appeared in recent days.

Purporting to be a "gift from the Olympic gods" who have thrown it down to Earth from their celestial base (the clumsy beggars), the enormous 3m-high bronze globe is so huge that even Geoff Capes would struggle to shift it. The object is part of Wonder: Incredible Installations, a Mayor of London-sponsored project in which various of these "interactive installations" will be placed around the city for the Olympics. Others in the collection include giant-sized javelins and archery equipment, and the "Universal Tea Machine". See this map for all the locations.

The installations will be in place until 10 September.

Last Updated 25 July 2012