Saturday, 23 August 2008


Well, I did promise to include a few more photos…

The Superlambanana has been a feature of the Liverpool scene for more than fifteen years now. It was the work of a Japanese sculptor and intended as some form of ironic comment on genetic engineering. But most Liverpool people have become very fond of the weird creature – and it was meant to feature in Waterloo Sunset. Unfortunately, that scene was cut out early on – but my enthusiasm for the Superlambanana is undiminished.

To celebrate Capital of Culture Year, over 120 smaller fibreglass versions of the original have been placed around the city They are colourful and varied and photogenic. I think they are a lot of fun. So I thought that a few days before official paperback publication of Waterloo Sunset was a good time to feature a handful of them. The church in the second photo from the top is the Parish Church, the gardens of which feature in a confrontation in chapter one, and Cotton House (the old Cotton Exchange) is the home of the Coroner's Court where Harry Devlin makes an inglorious appearance on behalf of his client Aled Borth.


pattinase (abbott) said...

We've had frogs, cars and cows but nothing so imaginative. Although some of the artist painting them have been very clever.

Jilly said...

I was only aware of the original bright yellow one! I love all the others though