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Saturday, 7 January 2012

Yuri Gagarin statue

I took this photograph a couple of months ago while I was in London for the day.
Yuri Gagarin (1934-68)

This statue is in the centre of the British Council Plaza and is a gift from the Russian Federation Space Agency to the British Council to mark the 50th anniversary of Manned Space Flight

The statue was unveiled by HRH Prince Michael of Kent and Elena Gagarina, daughter of the first cosmonaut, on 14 July 2011.  It will remain on the Mall for 12 months and it is part of the Westminster City Council’s “City of Sculpture”  

1 comment:

  1. Nice one - I love all the sculpture in London... So what are they going to do with it after the 12 month?