These are the other pieces encountered after the SitC snaps. I was particularly pleased to wander past Liverpool Street and at last snap the Kindertransport, a long-time target. The Berlin Kindertransport is here. I must try to get the other two in Rotterdam and Danzig.
Quote from Black Cab London, from which I learned that there is an earlier Kindertransport tribute at Liverpool Street [photographed 4th August].
The second Kindertransport memorial at Liverpool Street Station can be found just outside one of the entrances, standing on a relatively peaceful area which has been named ‘Hope Square’.
Unveiled in 2006 by Prince Charles, the sculpture was created by Frank Meisler- who himself was a Kindertransport refugee, arriving from the Polish city, Gdansk in 1939.
Frank’s Liverpool Street sculpture is actually part of a series, having three counterparts across Europe which chronicle the route of the Kindertransport. The other sculptures can be found at Gdansk station in Poland, Berlin’s Friedrichstrasse station (which also commemorates the many more unfortunate youngsters who boarded more sinister trains to the death camps) and Rotterdam; the port from where the children would depart for the assured safety of England. blackcablondon.net
Quote from Expedition, an engineering practice who participated in the work.
The sculpture takes the form of an inclined wing, constructed from bronze, rising from the plaza. The wing is several storeys high and Expedition worked alongside Morris Singer bronze foundry to design and construct the stainless steel support system to connect this 10m cantilever to the base, concealed below the paving.
The wing forms part of a new development on Old Broad Street in central London and, since its installation in June 2013, has become a focal point of the surrounding pedestrianised area and the building entrance. expedition.uk.com
Quote from Victorian Web
In 1877 the Broad Street Ward of the City of London commissioned Dalou to design a statue to adorn the fountain behind the Royal Stock Exchange in London. The work was erected in marble and replaced with a bronze cast in 1897.
… Dalou had been exploring the maternal theme throughout the 1870s, much to the delight of his English patrons, and had produced a number of models of both peasant and bourgeois nursing mothers. Here the modelling is loose and impressionistic, but the composition faithfully echoes the finished monument, with the young mother staring lovingly down towards her infant whilst breastfeeding her baby.
Dalou made multiple studies for the work, developing these from a group of the Madonna and Child with the infant St. John which he later destroyed. In an earlier configuration, now in the collection of The Victoria and Albert Museum, Dalou sculpted the young child with his arms stretched upwards towards his mother. In another version he experimented with including a further child at the mothers feet. victorianweb.org
Quote from the "Baldwin Hamey" blog, London details.
On 23 July 1869, the Prince of Wales unveiled a statue of George Peabody (1795-1869), the American merchant banker and philanthropist. It stands at the north-east corner of the Royal Exchange in what was once St. Benet Fink’s Churchyard. It was designed by William Wetmore Story (1819-1895), a fellow American who spent most of his time in Rome. Story was chosen after a design competition and was paid £2,300 for the work. Sir Benjamin Phillips, the chairman of the Peabody Memorial Committee stated that the statue was a symbol of the gratitude of the English people to Peabody for all he had done for the poor of London. baldwinhamey.wordpress.com