White Horse or White Elephant ?

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  1. signs

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    I quite like the horse, but absolutely hate the angel of the north looks like rusty tat.
     
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    I think the idea is that the angel rusts and changes colour , are they just going to paint this once a year ?
     
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    Its an absolutely stupid idea where people are being made redundant daily.

    This should be shelved...
     
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    Unemployemnt set to increase to record figures yet they are willing to waste £2m on a stupid statue.
     
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    There gonna need a lot of people to make this. i.e. jobs
     
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    would it not be better to set up a small factory and employ the people who would work on this to produce something more worthwhile ? :)

    i wonder if it's a clever ploy by Vodaphone / Orange to stick a mobile mast in there :D
     
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    Not if the goal is to create short term jobs, and the locals would probably not want a factory in the countryside.
    I'm trying to be optimistic lol. I was humming 'always look on the bright side of life' from the Life of Brian when posting.:D
     
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    :)

    not so sure they want a big ******* horse either :D
     
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    Well someone's certainly gonna have some great roses next year!!!
     
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    Its the Invicta horse, the emblem of Kent
     
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    Breaking News...it seems the horse is going to be manufactured in an Eastern European country , and the owner of the firm to build it has sited Helen Of Troy as one of his best films of all time :eek:



    :D
     
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    Careful there you'll cause another strike :)
     
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    Absolute blott on the landscape as far as I'm concerned.

    Would much rather go and see an original 'chalk' horse carved into the hillside, than that monstrosity.
    Wiltshire White Horses: Home page

    The 'Angel of the North' certainly uses a bit more imagination, rather than a 'trojan horse' built in eastern europe!!!

    Even windfarms seem to have a 'serene beauty' about them.
     
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    Now that would've been a better idea - something visual but with a use as well.....

    The problem is, what we look at as white elephants (or horses!) now are potential historic things of beauty in the future.

    I said potential mind you :rolleyes:
     
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    Maybe they could fashion the horses tail into some kind of propellor and then we can have the best of both worlds - a hideous structure and a source of renewable energy!
     
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    boy am i glad my council tax is going to good use ....

    if they want a statue to represent kent then a giant Burberry painted corsa would be most apt
     
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    Angel of the north is a rusty lump that i did think was hideous till i saw it and it does have a certain charm, i still think it's a bit of a mess though. The horse is just another waste.

    Edited so Signs don't think i'm a plank......Please ignore his post further down :D
     
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    Which would you rather have on the landscape in that picture?
    The horse, pylon or powerstation? Or none...

    I have no objection to people erecting giant horses, no different in essence I guess to the giant white horse carvings across the south.

    However, in todays climate I think the money could be better spent.
     
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    Has this folder changed to General Moan?

    Lighten up you old gits!
     
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    I think the Angel is a great piece of art - just not sure I'd want to live in its shadow. Anyone seen the wire horse on the M8 just outside Glasgow, or the wicker man on the M5? They are big, especially the wicker man, but not too dominant, and they are both great fun. This white horse seems a bit pointless - size for size's sake.

    Dave
     
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    :rolleyes: :D this was just my attempt at humor ..ie the Trojan horse
    ..sorry
     
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    ...but just think of the amount of surveillance kit the govt. could stuff inside the horse to keep an eye on us all. :smashin:
     
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    Git :D My brain (or lack of) never even twigged.
     
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    The horse is OK, but it would be more impressive if it had a big John Wayne or something siting on it !
     
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    Lady Godiva????
     
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    It's ****.
     
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    you could actually make this very cool

    just change the horses name to binky :p

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    As a lasting memory of something great....




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    Better than a horse. :D
     
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    you are my hero


    grr i want to put a crying smiley :lease:
     

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