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The thinker is a beautiful figure by Rodin,in the right setting I think it would add to any garden.
Any parts as you put it are not relevant in either the figure or the lions.
Personally I would pick the statue over the lions any day,after all you are not creating Trafalgar Square are you?
Perhaps they could manufacture some Paul Hollywood statues for us ladees...one of those would be good Gilly wouldn't it???
I'm a Leo, so I would choose the lions!
I'd get a thinker and balance him on an old lavatory pan and put the two lions in front of him watching how he's getting on.
My 2 goblins, cheeky and grumpy arrive tomorrow - so excited.I'd go with the statue. In fact just have both! Nothing wrong with cake and eating it
Paul Hollywood statues Fairygirl............just right for us ladees,
Sean Connery figures would be good too
wb- that made me laugh out loud!
Perhaps we could have a range of Chris Beardshaw ones as well.
Now you,re talking Fairygirl.............
It's all down to personal choice but for me, unless you have a stately home, lions and similar heraldic symbols look absolutely ridiculous. Just round the corner from where I live is a 3 bedroom semi with lions holding shields on each gatepost. Surely the architectural / gardening equivalent of the full chav look.
Whatever gets you through, KT53.
I draw the line at windchimes, the gardening equivalent of waterboarding.
OH wants a "nymph surprised whilst bathing" I said I'd put some clothes on her & definitely a scarf & woolly hat in the winter. But then we haven't got a pond so I think it's a non-starter!
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Now you're talkin' girl!! He can come & turn my compost any time.....
One of my neighbours got excited once when I said I was thinking of putting some 'naked ladies' in the garden....he didn't realise they were autumn crocus...
You little tease, you!!
Not to mention the Big Boy tomatoes...
Jeannie- you can't resist that kind of thing can you!
goblins haven't arrived. Grrrrr. Arranged to leave behind gate, seller OK'd but now courier says need signature. So gotta rearrange.
I missed reading this one, what fun! I don't think I'd like lions or a "Thinker". I'd rather have something more natural, like a deer. I have real deer but we had to fence parts of the garden as they thought it was a deer cafeteria! A deer statue would look pretty but not eat my plants.
Chris Beardshaw is gorgeous, but I wouldn't want a statue of him. Don't suppose OH would care for it either!
OH's taste is more Susannah York, Felicity Kendall (when she was in the Good Life). Actually, when looking round gardens when we were last in England we saw some lovely statues, especially in Pashley Manor gardens and there was a nice one in Borde Hill, also Waterperry in Oxfordshire. We liked the graceful young women ones. Here is a Pashley Manor one.
And here is one from Waterperry. But I expect they are very expensive.
Love both but especially the first one.
i love the first one busy.. but i must say i am more abstract sculpture than figures or animals...