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Every year we walk the Sculpture in the City trail on a weekend, this year with friends, which always gives you a different angle on the relatively empty part of London. I also seem to take as many pictures of the buildings as I do of the sculptures as the reflections in the glass windows are fantastic. Here are my favourites of this year’s new installations.

I loved the neon sign We by Emma Smith that blinked on and off and read both We are all one and We are alone. The Granary, Jesse Pollock, which looked like a huge orange quality street patched together with scraps of metal. Earthing by Jocelyn Mc Gregor was getting a lot of attention by passers by with its Bosch like limbs protuding from snail shells. The wooden benches, In Loving Memory by Oliver Bragg, added humour with made up people and places. Star of the show is the City itself.

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It is back on the City streets, Sculpture in the City 2018.  There are some big names such as Tracey Emin, Marina Abramović and Sarah Lucas.  The latter’s sculpture is a kitsch horse and cart which looks like the kind of ornament by gran had on her mantlepiece only this one is cast in bronze.  I enjoyed the wandering around the streets finding them all – my fave Body, a homage to the motor car by Jean-Luc Moulene.

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Bit disappointing this year as there were fewer than usual and one or two I think were a repeat of last year.  But nonetheless, always good for a stroll around the City when it is quieter at the weekend.  You can find the map here.

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Annual walk around the City area looking at this year’s sculptures.  My favourites were  Laura by Jaume Plensa – seen several of these now but The Dream

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still my favourite.  Also Sunrise East July/October by Ugo Rondinone – passers by certainly noticed these.  I suspect my favourite one would have been Untitled by Enrico David as it looked great on the webiste but it had mysteriously disappeared from outside of the Gherkin.

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The new sculptures are dotted around the City.  One is still missing – the Ai Weiwei sculpture arrives in September so will be back then.  But for now some of my favourites.

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