Feature: Lizzie Guilfoyle
I WAS introduced to 'Allies' by Indielondon's
Jack Foley while on a book assignment in the capital and I immediately
fell in love with it.
So, what is it and what makes it so special?
'Allies' is a life-size
bronze of Sir Winston Churchill sitting on a rather ordinary wooden
bench - the sort you and I might relax on, in the park - talking
to Franklin Roosevelt. And it's incredibly life-like; right down
to Churchill's hallmark cigar.
It was crafted by Lawrence Holofcener as a tribute to the bond
shared by the British Prime Minister and the American President
during World War Two, and has stood, somewhat aptly, in a pedestrian
area of Old Bond Street since 1995, when it was unveiled by Princess
Since then, it has been a favourite with visitors, many of whom
find it an irresistible photo opportunity.
Was I one of them? To find out, you'll have to ask Jack.