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The Guardians by Dhruva Mistry, Victoria Square,  Birmingham,  June 2018


These two Sphinx-like animals were commissioned by Birmingham City Council for the new format Victoria Square that was opened by the Princess of Wales in 1994.   Known as The Guardians, these pieces are the work of Dhruva Mistry CBE RA, and are made of the same Darley Dale stone as the Council House, that overlooks the square.



My prompt for this post was the Oxford Dictionary’s Word of the Day.  A number of online dictionaries issue these random but interesting words, and I thought I’d use one of them today as my recognition of today’s National Writing Day.

For any bloggers who are missing the WordPress daily prompts, these are a great alternative, and you can sign up to be notified daily by Oxford Dictionary (or watch out for my retweets)




Copyright Debbie Smyth, 27 June 2018


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