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The Traffic Light Tree, Pierre Vivant 1998.
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"The Sculpture imitates the natural landscape of the adjacent London Plane Trees, while the changing pattern of the lights reveals and reflect the never ending rhythm of the surrounding domestic, financial and commercial activities" Pierre Vivant 1998
Can be found on the traffic control roundabout, at the junctions of Heron Quay Bank, Marsh Wall and Westferry Road.
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elaine: 12th Jun 2006 - 15:05 GMT
that is a nice documentation of that thing. photographing it through a tree was a good idea.
elaine: 12th Jun 2006 - 16:46 GMT
was that a bit sarcastic?
I.T.U.C.: 12th Jun 2006 - 17:56 GMT
elaine: No sarcasm. I note your influence on the bloggs. So I thank you for your interest.
Please get use to my thanks, coz base my life of N.A.S.A (Nice And Safe Attitude); Peace Out...
Peter: 12th Jun 2006 - 18:26 GMT
this is awesome- i love it! i say best of...
elaine: 12th Jun 2006 - 19:10 GMT
elaine: 13th Jun 2006 - 06:53 GMT
happily i am too laid back to say "bovvered? am i? do i look bovvered? i.aint.bovvered..."etc.
Artwar: 20th Aug 2006 - 18:49 GMT
Two thumbs up!
Benny Snepvangers: 29th Feb 2008 - 14:53 GMT
wow, this alone makes London worth a visit! you cannot but love the guy's sense of humour...
tristan: 8th Mar 2008 - 23:25 GMT
I hate it, this is not right for the financial district of Canary Wharf, better placed in Piccadilly!
English Gent: 16th Jun 2008 - 22:08 GMT
There is an event venue not too far from this sculpture called docklands arena. I went there to see the Chemical Brothers back in the New Year of 2000/2001.
Franny Wentzel: 18th Mar 2009 - 02:07 GMT
Stop... Stop... Go... Stop... Go... Stop... Go... Go... Stop...
Screw it... I'm just gonna plough through and contest the damn ticket...
aisha-marie holmes: 4th Oct 2009 - 15:20 GMT
i love it its soooo coool and funky and at chritsmas its got its own revolving fairy light show lol xxxx love it xxxxx
denni: 27th Mar 2010 - 22:37 GMT
this is beyond cool. im keen for aantoher visit to london just to go see it haha
anon (22.214.171.124.dyn.user.ono.com): 7th Jun 2010 - 22:28 GMT
OMG! this is hilarious! Itīs like a work of art!
anon (126.96.36.199): 10th Jan 2012 - 11:25 GMT
you mean they remove it to be put in storage and relocate elsewhere, what else they replace it, basketball tree ha ha
kevin knight, swansea: 6th Feb 2012 - 21:36 GMT
i have run past this many times over the year's doing the london marathon, never stop,t to look at it. what a sculpture, amazing.
Elisabeth Schrama ,Adelaide.Australia: 1st Jun 2012 - 00:03 GMT
I was in LONDON last year ,OCT 2011,and was driven past this at night. SO spectacular and beautiful. I absolutely love the mind of its creator.LOVED LONDON TOO xxx
anon (188.8.131.52): 12th Jun 2012 - 16:43 GMT
your work is good (put you need to it a pit of colour on the lights because the lamp post is in green and the lights are in red, yellow, green.
firstname.lastname@example.org: 21st Jun 2012 - 20:59 GMT
can anyone tell me where this traffic light tree is now? I wanted to photograph it for a presentation, but it's gone
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