Monday, November 28, 2005

More Than A Feeling…



Greetings all. Tonight and for the rest of this week, and in all likelihood for quite a chunk of next week we embark on a journey to Boston, Massachusetts. All of these photos come courtesy of Housemate John, the Noonster and friend Chris on a fairly recent expedition. Indeed, their mission when visiting said city was to outdo the SwissToni South Korean statue odyssey from a few months back...

So, without further ado, I present the first statue. Here we find Chris brilliantly modelling himself on John Bridge. This is located on the Cambridge Common just off Commonwealth Avenue in the centre of town.

You wouldn’t have thought it by appearance but ‘Deacon’ John Bridge is actually an Essex boy, born in West Ham of all places. At this point, and going off on a slight tangent here, I would just like to point out that West Ham are the finest footballing team in all of this land. Having been born there, John Bridge was no doubt a keen follower of this great team. That didn’t stop him from moving to Boston though, where he was renown for starting one of the first schools in the city, amongst other things.

3 comments:

Lord Bargain said...

West Ham?

dear Lord.

great song, though.

Statue John said...

Was wondering whether anyone would pick up on that slight tangent!

You were not lucky at all at the weekend. we'll spring a surprise at Old Trafford once again no doubt though...

Julie B. said...

Hi - great to find this posting about "our John Bridge" statue - I'm starting a blog for our family and there will be a John Bridge statue component. I grew up in Illinois and every year we visited the family in Boston and every year we had our family photo taken in front of this statue. Most of the photos are quite bad - and it became a family joke. I've love to know more about the history - all I know is the info printed on the base.