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Friday, 18 September 2009
Supreme Court, Parliament Square SW1
The window keystone figures on the back of the former Middlesex Guildhall have a modern slant, though the costumes are still medieval.
The pair to the left are a very early (and in those days highly unlikely) man-and-wife engineer couple. She fiddles with a sector gear and pinion, and he holds a pair of dividers and a cog.
In the middle is the angel of navigation, a star on her brow. She holds an armillary sphere.
The next figure is Harry Potter holding a snitch NO, only kidding, he is a telecomms engineer with a winged globe distributing signals round the earth as lightning bolts.
To the right is another inexplicable figure holding a tiny dancing beardie in a loin cloth. Possibly Mother taking Son to Westminster School of the Performing Arts because he's so talented he gets bullied at the crammer he was at.