The Ghost Forest, Trafalgar Square
A temporary art installation in one of London's most famous public square
(Photos ©urban75, November 2009)
Standing in Trafalgar Square for one week only was an unusual art exhibition featuring the large tree stumps from nine different species sourced from Suhuma forest reserve, a commercially logged tropical forest in Western Ghana. The fully grown trees would have reached around 50 metres - the same height as Nelson's Column.
The hefty stumps distributed around the square were designed to raise questions about the future of the world's vulnerable forests, although we found ourselves wondering how much of a carbon footprint was created by lugging the things here.
The Ghost Forest installation finished on Sunday Nov 22 2009 and headed off to a public square in Copenhagen, to be seen during the UN Climate Change Conference.
Looking over the square.
The weather was awful - endless torrential rain - so I had to try and take pictures while balancing an umbrella and hoping that it wouldn't get blown away.
Sitting down in the rain.
The National Gallery in the background.
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