Tuesday, 11 December 2007

Christmas in Milton Keynes - Part 2

I went to Milton Keynes Midsummer Place Shopping Centre this afternoon. The light show was pretty fantastic.

But that wasn't all: I came across the famous Concrete Cows, grazing at the foot of an old oak tree around which the shopping area was built.

Around a corner is a mechanical clock, with a frog that blows bubbles on the hour. Children wait expectantly for the hour to strike. Here he is just before 6 pm.

When the minute hand touches 12, the frog moves, music tinkles, the frog opens his mouth and blows bubbles, and the fan unfurls until it forms a complete circle in the background. Then it all goes into reverse.

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