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As Yet, Unconquered - The Invicta Plaza Frog

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Tuesday, 7 June 2011

As Yet, Unconquered - The Invicta Plaza Frog

Yesterday I noticed this small piece of new street art in Southwark.


Just beneath the street sign, is this very well made little golden frog on a tile. I do hope that it fares better than the ill-fated pig of Bourchier Street.


I have no idea who the artist is, if anyone does know, please drop me a line.

Update 8th June 2011:

Thanks to a very helpful comment from Caroline of "Caroline's Miscellany" this frog has now been identified as one of Xylo's Panamanian Golden Frogs. More on Xylo here. If you haven't seen Caroline's Blog before I cannot recommend it too highly, you can read it here.

It reminded me of the two golden frogs on the front of The George on Fleet Street.




The George's other carvings deserve a post on their own, and they will get one, just as soon as I can remember which folder they are in!

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2 Comments:

At 7 June 2011 at 17:21 , Blogger CarolineLD said...

That looks like one of Xylo's Panamanian golden frogs: http://www.xylo.me/

 
At 8 June 2011 at 05:59 , Blogger Peter Berthoud said...

Thank you very much Caroline! I didn't realise the connection. I'll be keeping my eye out for more now!

 

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