Sunday 22 May 2011

Alexandra Road, East Wall

This is brilliant. Erected by the workers of Alexandra Road, only visible from Alexandra Road.

Viewed from East Wall Road. Or rather, not viewed.
Nice use of a re-entrant corner.
Like many Marian Shrines, it dates from the Marian year of 1954. The somewhat intriguing plaque above seems later - In Memoriam/Hughie Conalty/Thanks for the laugh and memories.
The outstretched hands and the motif of crushing the serpent underfoot echo the representation on the Miraculous Medal.

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