‘There’ll Always Be an England’ (Really?)

Renowned sculptor Luke Perry is putting the finishing touches to his latest piece, 'Strength of the Hijab', which has been commissioned to give visibility to women who wear hijabs as they are largely underrepresented. Believed to be the first sculpture in the world of a woman in a hijab, the …

The city of Birmingham, England, wanted a statue; so they hired some guy to sculpt one, and he’s come up with… oh, call it what you will: a 16-foot tall statue of a woman wearing a hijab. He calls it “The Strength of the Hijab.”


Why does this look to me like the memorials left by a defunct civilization–those huge stone heads on Easter Island?

Ahu Tongariki Moai Easter Island Rapa Nui Isla de Pascua Ahu Tongariki Statue - The Traveling Moai - Easter Island Moai Statue.  The so called 'Travelling Moai', has wandered the most of any Moai on the island. It has been to Japan for a World Fair and has been used in 'walking' experiments by Thor Heyerdahl to determine how the inhabitants originally moved the Moai. Ahu Tongariki, Rapa Nui National Park, Hanga Roa, Easter Island, Isla de Pascua, Polynesia, Chile, Oceania easter island head stock pictures, royalty-free photos & images

Can you see the resemblance?

But it reminds me even more of that ghastly “temple” in The Time Machine (1960)–it’s where the Eloi go to be eaten by the Morlocks.

SciFi East and West: Film Stills: The Time Machine

Wow! Did special effects wizard George Pal have a crystal ball? Look how close he came to the monstrosity we have now.

Is England about to become the subject of a fire sale (“Everything must go!”)? Will it still be here by the year 2100?

They have to stop doin’ what they’re doin’.

3 comments on “‘There’ll Always Be an England’ (Really?)

  1. “Will it still be here by the year 2100?”, Ive wondered the same thing about the USofA. As for England, Ive been under the impression they are primed for a muslim takeover, either way Jesus remains our best option, no?

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