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This huge stuffed toy has for many years been hanging 40ft up in a derelict sawmill. On the bank of the Grand Union Canal at Rickmansworth.

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An amusing shot, John. I assume he's stuffed with local sawdust.
John Prior: Thanks Graeme, whatever it is, it has lasted well smile
  • sherri
  • Little Rock, Arkansas, United States of America
  • 8 Mar 2011, 01:40
a most unlikely critter smile
John Prior: Thanks Sherri, Yes very, but has withstood the weather for many years so must have been well made.
It makes for an interesting shot. Don't you just wonder "why"?!
John Prior: Thanks T, It must have started out as a prank, but has been there for many years now, has withstood the elements rather well.
  • Sidney
  • Philippines
  • 8 Mar 2011, 05:58
Poor monkey !
John Prior: Yes indeed, but has become a bit of a landmark smile
Quite a fine odd shot! Well spotted.
John Prior: Thanks Richard, I remembered to take a longer lens.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 8 Mar 2011, 07:58
Good grief: this is both odd & intriguing John
John Prior: Rickmansworth's answer to King Kong, dangerous for blonds to walk along the tow path, thanks Chris smile
Sad but funny.
John Prior: Thanks Bill, I think this must have been a joke from the narrow boat community that live along this stretch of the canal.
  • Chad Doveton
  • Where latitude and longitude meet.
  • 8 Mar 2011, 10:25
In this photograph it could be made of steel and quite large.
John Prior: Thanks Chad, It is very large, and must have been an expensive toy, and someone took a lot of trouble and risk climbing this old structure. It has been there for at least 15 years.
An amusing image John. The monkey looks like it needs a wash. It looks like a fairly large monkey. Well spotted.
John Prior: Thank you Laurette, yes it was a life sized toy.
From what I remember of Rickmansworth this would no doubt be the main tourist attraction John.
John Prior: Thanks Brian, I'm not sure that is very fair on Rickmansworth smile
A creepy monkey in an industrial landscape! Nicely done! And well seen!
Have a nice day.
John Prior: Thanks Dom, it has been there a long time.
  • Otto K.
  • United States
  • 8 Mar 2011, 23:22
it does look big but it's a bit hard to tell its scale. cool. smile
John Prior: Cheers Otto smile

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