TQ0058 : The Woking Martian

taken 3 years ago, near to Woking, Surrey, Great Britain

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The Woking Martian
The Woking Martian
Erected in 1998 to mark the centenary of the publication of H.G. Wells' "The War of the Worlds", this sculpture depicts one of the gleaming tripods in which Wells' Martians travel about the British landscape after landing on Horsell Common just north of Woking town centre. As the nearby plaque TQ0058 : The Woking Martian: explanatory plaque in the pavement explains, Woking can as a result be seen as the birthplace of modern science fiction.
In the background, the nose of a Hawker Hunter jet fighter protrudes round an office block: the fighter is mounted outside a former nightclub, for which it used to be a feature.
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 3 March, 2015   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 3 March, 2015
Geographical Context
Public buildings and spaces  City, Town centre 
Artwork (from Tags)
Sculpture 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 0060 5889 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:19.2139N 0:33.4659W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 0059 5889
View Direction
Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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Sculpture  Metal Sculpture  Artwork  Public Artwork  Office Block  Aircraft  Jet Aircraft 

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