A giant blue cock on the Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square, London

A giant blue cockerel in Trafalgar Square, London

Looking fabulously daft is this giant sized cock which currently occupies the fourth plinth of Trafalgar Square in central London.

A giant blue cockerel in Trafalgar Square, London

Created by Katharina Fritsch, ‘Hahn/Cock’ is a 4.72m high giant sized domestic farmyard cockerel, resplendent in a vibrant ultramarine blue finish. 

A giant blue cockerel in Trafalgar Square, London

Designed to symbolise “regeneration, awakening and strength,” the cock will remain perched on the plinth until early 2015.

I think it looks great – it brings a smile to my face whenever I see it.

A giant blue cock on the Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square, London

[This pic © Fridgemaget]

Previous Fourth Plinth scenes

A giant blue cock in Trafalgar Square, London

Antony Gormley’s ‘ One & Other’ project ran from July to October 2009 and invited a total of 2,400 selected members of the public to spend one hour on the plinth.

A giant blue cock on the Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square, London

Running over the course of a hundred consecutive days, there was always something interesting/strange going on – even in the dead of night.

Mation, one of the regulars from the urban75 bulletin board, took an early morning slot between 2-3am on a Friday morning, with friends turning the Square into a mini rave. Much mischief was had!

Nelson’s Ship in a Bottle and Gay Pride, Trafalgar Square

Unveiled on Monday 24 May 2010, “Nelson’s Ship in a Bottle” was a delightful piece by leading Anglo-Nigerian artist Yinka Shonibare.

What’s next for the plinth?
Check out this BBC article: Latest Fourth Plinth works unveiled.

More info: The Fourth Plinth