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The Temple Bar Dragon - Designed by Charles B. Birch in 1880. 14 feet tall Location: Fleet Street overlooking the boundary between the City of London and the City of Westminster. It is one of the many Dragon Boundary Marks of the City of London. The Dragon Boundary Marks are cast iron statues of dragons on metal or stone plinths that mark the boundaries of the City of London.

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Palace of Westminster and Westminster Abbey including Saint Margaret’s Church

In 1987, UNESCO inscribed the Palace of Westminster and Westminster Abbey including St. Margaret's Church in the World Heritage List.

Palace of Westminster and Westminster Abbey, including St. Margaret's Church: The site has been involved in the administration of England since the 11th century, and later the United Kingdom. Since the coronation of William the Conqueror, all English and British monarchs have been crowned at Westminster Abbey. Westminster Palace is home to the British Parliament.  St Margaret's Church is the palace's...

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Victoria Monument - by Sir Thomas Brock

Location: In front of Buckingham Palace, the end of The Mall in London

Designed in 1901, unveiled on 16 May 1911, though it was not completed until 1924.

It was the centre-piece of an ambitious urban planning scheme, which included the creation of the Queen’s Gardens to a design by Sir Aston Webb, and the refacing of Buckingham Palace (which stands behind the memorial) by the same architect.

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Boadicea Monument - by Thomas Thornycroft aka Boadicea and her Daughters

Installed: 1902

Location: North side of the western end of Westminster Bridge, facing Big Ben and the Palace of Westminster across the road.

The statue represents Boudica, queen of the Celtic Iceni tribe, who led an uprising in Roman Britain.

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Sun Wheel - by Steve Leucking

 

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Sun Wheel - by Steve Luecking

1997 / Cast iron.

Location: Founders Park, Highland Park, Illinois near the Breaside Metra Station.

Chosen by the city of Highland Park, IL to transform an old sandlot into a park at the southern entrance of the city, the artists elected to emphasize the history of the park's location. Set between a railway station which had been instrumental in the city's founding and a pioneer cemetery, the site also flanked the Native Americans' Green Bay Trail....

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Silent Music - by Jaume Plensa

 

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Jaume Plensa at EXPO Chicago over the years, presented by the Richard Gray Gallery

Why choose a specific artists: Jaume Plensa? Chicago has a close connection with Jaume Plensa. Richard Gray Gallery has close ties with Jaume Plensa.

Jaume Plensa in Chicago 

One of the most popular tourist destinations in Chicago is the Millennium Park. One of it's major attractions if the Crown Fountain by the Spanish artist Jaume Plensa. The fountain consists of two 50-foot glass block towers at each end of...

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