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If you find a giant javelin piercing your local park, or a 3m tall shot-put sinking into the pavement outside your closest Tube station, don’t worry, these aren’t Olympic-related hallucinations.
Part of “Gifts of the Olympic Gods”, these 12 sculptures – including javelins, shot-puts, and bows and arrows – have been installed around the city, evoking the Greek gods in whose honour the original Olympic Games were held. And up-close, the impressive sculptures really do look like they have been dropped from a great height! Unsuspecting pedestrians beware.
You can see the giant sculptures at the following locations:
- Archbishop Park, SE1
- Sloane Square, SW1
- Royal Naval College, Greenwich,SE10
- Shell Building Plinth, York Road, SE1
- Kennington Park Triangle, SE11
Bow and Arrows
Have you seen any of the Gifts of the Olympic Gods? Let us know what you think in the comments section below.