Photo Study - The Geese Statues Of Altrincham

photo taken by me - The metal Geese in Altrincham
Preston, England
March 14, 2016 8:13am CST
An unusual site I found on a photo walk is this pair of metal geese in the Altrincham, Cheshire district known appropriately as Goose Green. They remind me of the iron Chicken in The Clangers cartoons on children’s TV. The name Goose Green makes me think of the region of the Falkland Islands which saw fierce fighting in the short war there between the UK and Argentina in 1982. The Altrincham Green now has little greenery left but probably once attracted real geese rather than metallic robot ones. Arthur Chappell
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@LadyDuck (113397)
• Switzerland
14 Mar 16
I cannot remember the Chicken in the Clangers, but I am going to search. I remember well the short war between the UK and the Falkland Islands.
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• Preston, England
14 Mar 16
@LadyDuck This is the Clangers episode with the Iron Chicken - probably the cutest aliens ever
a mysterious metal chicken is shot out of the sky by the clanger's rockets.
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@LadyDuck (113397)
• Switzerland
14 Mar 16
@arthurchappell Thank you for the link, I am watching the video on another tab, they are cute.
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@Asylum (46335)
• Manchester, England
14 Mar 16
@LadyDuck How could anyone forget the great iron chicken, it was as famous as the soup dragon.
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@Jessicalynnt (48191)
• Centralia, Missouri
14 Mar 16
they remind me of peacocks more than geese
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• Preston, England
15 Mar 16
I think they look quite monstrous actually
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@Susan2015 (18005)
• United States
14 Mar 16
Those are some pretty impressive looking statues.
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@teamfreak16 (33581)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
14 Mar 16
That is a pretty cool statue.
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@Ronrybs (7077)
• London, England
14 Mar 16
That's a nice installation, like it
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@msiduri (5841)
• United States
14 Mar 16
These may not be the prettiest geese I've ever seen, but they are the quietest and the least likely to leave a minefield behind.
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@amadeo (43882)
• United States
14 Mar 16
That is very nice there.I loved it
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@JudyEv (92033)
• Bunbury, Australia
14 Mar 16
These are very well done. Creative people are so clever.
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@mimiang (3779)
• Philippines
14 Mar 16
Nice pieces of art
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• Lakewood, Colorado
14 Mar 16
Have never seen these lovely statues Arthur. So lovely. Is it a type of copper metal I wonder. I always love the sea green that develops on them.
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