Pausing at the foot of the steps of St Paul’s on a Donkey Republic bike tour as part of Traverse 17, I looked at the lunch time crowds. Some were taking selfies, others eating lunch and a school party was busy sketching the Cathedral. My eye was drawn to a still figure at the top of stairs. Turns out that it wasn’t a very still tourist but the Mark Wallinger statue of Christ known as Ecce Homo. If it looks familiar that’s because it was the first sculpture to occupy the Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square.
As you get close to the figure you can see that he is bound, symbolising that Christ was arrested, tortured and killed. It was quite difficult to get photo’s of him standing alone as he is a popular selfie co-star. Should you wish to see this arresting statue it is in place just outside the west door of St Paul’s for six weeks after Easter.
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