Thursday, February 17, 2005
Some Statues Are So Nice, You've Gotta Stand By Them Twice...
Sir Winston Churchill, for us Brits one of the most important people of the 20th century. He was Prime Minister and leader of the allied forces during the Second World War, and a brilliant orator and a tireless source of strength to the British people, eventually overseeing victory over Nazi Germany.
Imagine the surprise on finding this statue of Sir Winston in the middle of a cold downtown Toronto then. He was a regular visitor to Canada too, however, where he was also an inspiration to the allied forces of Canada.
I speak on behalf of my relatives who fought in the War, and for all the people of Britain in saying that, Sir Winston Churchill, never before have we owed a leader of our country so much. We salute you!
In the photo above, my housemate John provides a great Churchillian pose, and, like I say, some statues are so nice, you’ve gotta stand by them twice, so I have imitated the great wartime leader below. Although I haven’t nailed the pose quite as well as John, I like to think that I have imitated the Churchill hairstyle just that little bit better!