Photo-a-Day (Thursday, 27th January, 2011)
He's not used Oil of Ulay, has he ?
It's ugly and can someone please tell me what the connection is, between this ugly face and Wigan...
The face that sunk a thousand shops. Millgate now has space and modernity and, sadly, about as much character as a bin-bag.
What the 'planners' have done to the town -maybe that's the connection.
I was led to believe that the statue was funded by the owners of the Grande Arcade and the national lottery and that the design was chosen by a group of Wigan residents. Maybe you should all be holding them to account.
nah it"s big brother watchin us
I think this head is superb,People no taste whatsoever, What do they want more shops that keep closing down.
Well said, Janet.
I like it too. It's something a bit different and it's obviously got people talking.
Sorry to disagree Fred and Joan. The money oould have been better spent.
It scared me half to death as it loaded the picture!!
Lets face it...its ugly.
No offence intended lol
As for taste, that is what it comes down to... some people like apples, some people like pears. I have Easter Island type statues in my garden and they are pretty compared to this..Just an opinion.
It's growing on me.It seems a pity that the wonderful view across to Haigh Hall from here was revealed for a short time then blocked again by building developement.I Like the close up.
I really like this ,the pic and the real thing,nice close up.
i think its fab and looks great, But wouldn't it be a boring if we all had the same opinion.
Janet does it really need a connection with the town?
The Face.... I asked that because I understood the reason for the sculpture, was that it was to have some meaning/connection.. to Wigan.....the way the ones at the pier ( before they were stolen) represented Wigan..
Its great but its a shame its not in a more prominent position where it can be see by more people.
I love this art work and think it is in the perfect position. I love the fact you turn just off the main drag and 'bam' it's there. Great photo, would love a copy to blow up and frame for my flat in Brighton.
superb shot as usual, keep it up
excellent photo, I really like the statue, but I suppose its not to all tastes
is that the janet that is looking for me
Sorry Gerald... I don't know you...Hope you find the one you want.....
thanks for your reply
will be in wigan in JUNE.mUST TAKE A LOOK AT THE FACE
Would have looked better,if it had a smile on its face.Given enough time that will disappear,like the rest of old wigan.
So let me see how this head/face relates to the outsiders view of Wigans populace. For a start it has no brains; its head is cleaved. Made to be unclimb-able so they have expected our kids to be little morons. The face is a picture of misery.
Need I say more? Yes!
The method of construction lends itself for mass production so expect it to appear as "The Head of XXX" everywhere. It is a Euro face; not even an approximation of wigan peoples faces! Its VERY expensive in materials alone.
Does nothing useful except block the way.
Some people here in the UK have to chose between "heat or eat". It was part funded by the lottery which is a taxation on people who failed maths. It's also the sort of wasted money that comes from EU grants - The more tin pot the regime the more statues are erected.
This miserable white elephant is as tacky as it gets. It's blocking the way.
I would of preferred a bandstand type roof with a circle of seats so weary legs can be rested, where the real faces of Wigan can sit amongst each other and interact. Maybe even where local bands can play free in the open. I'm thinking of vocal, brass, ukulele, rock....
I want this waste of space, gone.