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The Headington Shark (16 pics)

Posted in Pictures   20 Oct 2009   / 5660 views

It is a giant fiberglass shark embedded headfirst in the roof of a house. The shark is located at 2 New High Street, Headington, Oxford, England and first appeared on August 9 1986.
The sculpture was created by the artist John Buckley and was erected on the 41st anniversary of the dropping of the atomic bomb on Nagasaki.
The sense of the sculpture is that in the modern world, no one can feel themselves safe at home as in a fortress.


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Comments (6):

Maher.Bat                    show commment
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mominco 7 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
wouldn't be my first choice for a new edition to the house
       
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Bhas 7 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
Lol. "erected"
       
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nat 7 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
Lame
       
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severe_009 7 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
Interesting but useless... n_tongue
Challenge breeds excellence...
       
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xpwurld 7 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
hahaha.. erected
       














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