Millennium Square, Bristol

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Millennium Square in Bristol
Statue of Cary Grant in Millennium Square, Bristol, England.

Millennium Square is a location in the centre of Bristol, England.[1] It was built as part of the At Bristol development, and has become a popular public area.

Attractions[edit]

Millennium Square is home to a BBC Big Screen[2] and a large water feature. A bronze statue of Bristol-born actor Cary Grant by sculptor Graham Ibbeson was unveiled by Grant's widow in 2001.[3] Other bronze sculptures include William Penn, William Tyndale and Thomas Chatterton, all three by Lawrence Holofcener.[4] There are also a number of small painted bronze Jack Russell terrier dogs by Cathie Pilkington, some of which are set into the paved surface, as if they were swimming.[5]

An analemma is built into the paving slabs.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The city of Bristol: Places: Millennium Square". Bristol University. Retrieved 13 August 2012.
  2. ^ "Big Screens - Bristol". BBC. Retrieved 2012-01-30.
  3. ^ "Bristol celebrates Hollywood 'son'". BBC News. 8 December 2001.
  4. ^ Penn, Tyndale and Chatterton by Lawrence Holofcener Archived 2010-12-03 at the Wayback Machine.
  5. ^ Bill and Bob by Cathie Pilkington Archived 24 September 2012 at the Wayback Machine.

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Coordinates: 51°26′59″N 2°36′01″W / 51.449835°N 2.600375°W / 51.449835; -2.600375