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The Young Lovers - Festival Gardens, Cannon Street, London, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner
N 51° 30.795 W 000° 05.830
30U E 701415 N 5710898
Quick Description: This sculpture is to be found in Festival Gardens that are at the junction of Cannon Street and New Change to the south east of St Paul's Cathedral. The sculpture is by Georg Ehrlich.
Location: London, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 5/18/2012 10:46:22 AM
Waymark Code: WMEER4
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1
Views: 6

Long Description:

This life-size bronze sculpture shows a young couple, both naked, seated side-by-side. The girl has both her arms wrapped around the man's waist and he has his left arm across the girl's stomach with his hand under her left arm pit. His right hand is at the girl's back with his hand caressing the girl's neck. Their cheeks are resting against each other in a gesture of love that is seen on a daily basis.

The UK Attraction website (visit link) tells us:

"This fine sculpture is located at the centre of Festival Gardens in the shadow of St. Paul's Cathedral in the centre of London's financial district. Designed by the great sculptor George Ehrlich, the piece is one of his more well known works and represents peace and love amongst the madness of the city life that surrounds them. Ehrlich is well known for his sculptures, many of which can be found in some of the best galleries around the world."

Name or use 'Unknown' if not known: The Yound Lovers

Figure Type: Human

Artist Name or use 'Unknown' if not known: Georg Ehrlich

Date created or placed or use 'Unknown' if not known: 1973

Materials used: Bronze

Location: Festival Gardens

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