Nelson’s New Neighbour

By SallyB2 Last edited 184 months ago
Nelson’s New Neighbour

Oh dear! There’ll be trouble in the Square tonight. Trafalgar, that is, not Albert. There’s a new kid on the block – and he’s (er, literally) dead creepy.

Anubis, ancient Egyptian god of all things dead and deadly, has come to town. He’s attached to the O2 marketing team, and he’s been plonked next to Nelson to promote the forthcoming Tutankhamun expo at the dome.

We don’t think Mayor Livingstone will be too pleased about the imposition either – he’s been trying for years to get statues of sundry worthies up on the fourth plinth in Trafalgar Square, only to be pipped to the post by a 25 foot high dog-headed dude.

Anubis wended his majestic way up the Thames on a cargo ship: as he was standing bolt upright they had to raise Tower Bridge for him. Londonist is tickled by the idea of the reaction of morning rush hour commuters rubbing their bleary eyes as this mammoth guardian of the underworld, all decked out in gold, floats across their range of vision.

Anyway, King Tut and his entourage will be holding court on the Greenwich Peninsula from 15th November ‘til August next year. Best go pay homage, eh? Trust me, you don’t want to make the dog-geezer cross.

Image courtesy of Andromega’s flickr stream.

Last Updated 02 October 2007