Goat Spotting

Goat
@Ronrybs (7392)
London, England
April 4, 2016 10:03am CST
Ambling around town, you do spot some strange things. In Spitalfields is a sculpture of a goat standing on top of a pile of packing crates. Being nearly 12 feet tall, it does stand out a little bit. It is called 'I Goat'. There are several pieces of public art in the area and this goat is said to represent the spirit of the area, that is non-conforming and independently minded. Can't say I see it, but okay. Now an area of concrete and glass buildings, Spitalfields was once the field next to the medieval hospital of St Mary Spital.
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@JudyEv (134807)
• Bunbury, Australia
5 Apr 16
I am a great fan of goats so I'd be taking photos of this too. They make lovely pets.
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@Ronrybs (7392)
• London, England
5 Apr 16
This one is even better, you don't have to feed or look after it!
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@JudyEv (134807)
• Bunbury, Australia
5 Apr 16
@Ronrybs That's true. There is a lot to be said for stuffed toys.
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@LeaPea2417 (21961)
• Toccoa, Georgia
4 Apr 16
That is interesting looking. I once saw a wild boar statue walking through a city onetime.
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@Ronrybs (7392)
• London, England
4 Apr 16
Mostly it is people on horses around here and Hodge the cat, of course
Just off Gunpowder Square is Gough Square, where sits the statue of a cat; Hodge, 'A very fine cat, indeed.' Next to Hodge, on the plinth, are some oyster...
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• United States
4 Apr 16
Isnt that something now Ron? A goat..haha I love it. Have never seen this one Ron.
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@Ronrybs (7392)
• London, England
4 Apr 16
I was wandering loose around Spitalfields and find him
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@gudheart (12741)
5 Apr 16
LOL nice statue, not sure why it is there but still cute lol
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@Ronrybs (7392)
• London, England
5 Apr 16
I read the blurb online about the statue and am not really any the wiser!
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@gudheart (12741)
5 Apr 16
@Ronrybs LOL kind of a random thing to put up isn't it.
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@Ronrybs (7392)
• London, England
5 Apr 16
@gudheart I think it is one of those that is there for a year or three and then replaced.
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@Fleura (7197)
• United Kingdom
28 Apr 17
That's unusual. Didn't there used to be a market at Spitalfields - did they sell animals there?
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@Ronrybs (7392)
• London, England
29 Apr 17
There probably was some kind of market there. I've since read that the artist thinks the goat has some of the qualities of the people in the area. I'm saying nothing!
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• Preston, England
5 Apr 16
intriguing piece of street art
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@Ronrybs (7392)
• London, England
5 Apr 16
It is certainly hard to ignore!
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@teamfreak16 (41389)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
4 Apr 16
Never saw a statue of a goat before.
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@Ronrybs (7392)
• London, England
5 Apr 16
A land of eccentrics! What can you say
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@KuznVinny (774)
• United States
4 Apr 16
Can't help it. It is too close to spittle for my taste. So strange. Sometimes culture and avant-garde can go too far. But I'd love to have gone on the trip with you. It sounds like you have just loads of fun.
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@Ronrybs (7392)
• London, England
4 Apr 16
Never fails to amaze me, all the things I stumble across. I do enjoy a good explore
@xFiacre (5147)
• Ireland
4 Apr 16
@ronrybs That's the sort of thing that amused me no end when I come across it. Hilarious.
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@Ronrybs (7392)
• London, England
4 Apr 16
Me too, it seems like they got the statue and then decided on a good reason for having it!
@JohnRoberts (62890)
• Los Angeles, California
4 Apr 16
IN America, the term "goat" means loser or the sacrificial lamb punished for losing.
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@Ronrybs (7392)
• London, England
4 Apr 16
I have thought of goats as bloody minded, not sure about independent. Wonder how he got up there?