02 November, 2005

The people's puddle

The troubled Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fountain is to come under scrutiny from a government committee. The fountain, which cost almost £4m, first opened in July 2004. Officials from the Department for Culture, Media and Sport and the Royal Parks will face questions from the Public Accounts Committee (PAC).

The monument in Hyde Park could be described as witless and moronic beyond belief, consisting of a superficial visual impact and no underlying intelligence or idea. PAC members are want to know how they encapsulated the Princesses' qualities so completely. "It cost a fortune and does fuck-all - they've really captured her spirit" said one emotional MP yesterday.

For safety reasons visitors are now allowed only to dip their hands and feet into the water, to be annointed with the spiritual blessing of our Lady of Knightsbridge.

Truly she was a Candle in the wind (tm), one of those candles from a craft shop: A relic of darker, less intelligent times. Now merely decorative. But still costs a bundle.

5 Step to the white courtesy phone:

Blogger MadMondo shout your mess

A comprehensive analysis to which I can add nowt - more's the shame.

Mind you the water feature does look empty and thus devoid of purpose.

November 02, 2005 8:16 pm

 
Blogger bigfootcookie shout your mess

£4m to build a fountain nobody wanted.

Just about sums it up really.

Now, how much healthcare would £4m have bought a third world country?

November 04, 2005 9:18 am

 
Blogger Ghone shout your mess

But have any of you actually seen it? Irrespective of its royal link it is a nice piece of art. I quite like it and think that it works well in its surroundings.
So there! I've said it!

November 04, 2005 1:05 pm

 
Blogger Chris shout your mess

Burn the heretic - this is a place for blind agreement not thinking!

Nothing decent has ever been produced for the wrong reasons ever, except perhaps Rouen Cathedral, the Sistine Chapel, Angkor Wat, The Valley of the Kings...

ermm shit. Point taken.

November 04, 2005 1:28 pm

 
Blogger MadMondo shout your mess

Yeah DC - The muddy worn turf with stool-like rocks do make for a rather pleasing algea invested place to dip your child like a sheep.

November 04, 2005 10:18 pm

 

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