Tuesday, June 13, 2006

A Truly Mammoth Tusk

Cambridge is a stunning and multifaceted city full of secrets and hidden corners. This sculpture is in full view at head height on one of the busiest streets in the city and yet is rarely noticed. Placed c.1910 the mammoth has benignly watched whilst 'progress' has, in the last 50 years, claimed one of the most authentic, intriguing and atmospherically individual city centres in the country. As a kid I always thought the mammoth rocked; I guess I still do.