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Sunday, April 29, 2012

Spikey Stuff



Before wandering out of Docklands I give you a spikey sculpture on the vomit-inducingly named "Cartier Circus" on the entrance to Canary Wharf. No plaque, no more information.

posted by Ham at 00:02 -- Comments here: 5

Comments on "Spikey Stuff"

 

Anonymous Anonymous said ... (15:04) : 

Is thid nsmed after Jacques Cartier...who "discovered" (despite the already present aboriginals) Quebec/Canada; or, the French fashin house?

 

Blogger Ham said ... (22:02) : 

Ahh... maybe.I'd like to believe that explanation, rather than Cartier the jewelers (which I thought it was). Links into Canada Square and all that. Didn't the original financier come from Canada? The one that went broke?

 

Blogger IleDuLevant said ... (10:21) : 

Yep, Olympia and York were the Canadian property developers, hence Canadian-connected names like Cabot Square.

 

Blogger Helen said ... (12:54) : 

Why vomit inducing? Seems rather an odd reaction.

 

Blogger Ham said ... (13:53) : 

That was when I thought Cartier was named after the jewelers, I don't like the idea of people buying place names. Ikea or (specially) Cartier

 

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