Apparently this Easter Island-like statue mysteriously appeared overnight a while ago.
This is on Lewins Mead in Bristol, not far from the Christmas Steps. There’s a plaque on the red brick wall which reads:
by David Backhouse
Commisssiooned by Haslemere Estates and presented by them to the City of Bristol in 1984.
This was the year we got married, moved to the south-west and I started my first job in Bristol.
The facade of Wells Cathedral is covered with statues and gargoyles and is very ornate. At first all you can see is the mellow stone and how the rain and winds over centuries have eroded the limestone.
Then you notice how every nook and cranny is filled with pigeons.
The birds on this statue made me think of St. Francis of Assisi.
Yesterday’s statue was one of a pair. Here’s a different viewpoint.