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21 June 2010

See Al Fayed's Dodi and Diana statue

Following May's news that Mohamed Al Fayed has sold Harrods to the Qatari royal families investment company for a reported £1.5 billion, your author felt like it was time to pay another visit to the department store over the weekend, and enjoy it in all it's Al Fayed-era glory.


One notably controversial creation of Al Fayed has been the Dodi and Diana statue, situated on the ground floor beside door 3. It would be easy to be cynical about the bronze statue, showing the late Princess Diana and Dodi Al Fayed dancing on a beach beneath the wings of an albatross, but your author believes that readers will make their own judgement, and it would be just so easy to mock, he wont bother.

Unveiled at Harrods by Mohammed Al Fayed himself in 2005, the statue was designed by the Bill Mitchell, artistic design advisor to Harrods and bears the inscription 'Innocent Victims'. For more, see http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/london/4204364.stm

5 comments:

  1. You are joking, aren't you?. It's horrible!!!!

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  2. It's surely one of the highlights of any visit to London. I always try to take visitors there. I didn't
    realise it was an albatross though. I thought it was a prehistoric seagull. Shame on me.

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  3. Is the waxwork of Fayed still in the shop ?

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  4. Yep, it's still there anonymous.

    And Belén...Horrible?? I don't know what you're talking about!!

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  5. I think it's rather beautiful. I won't be drawn into the conspiracy theories or an opinion on Fayed, but I do think this statue is beautiful.

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