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posted 27 Sept 2012, 14:52 by Sandra Kirby   [ updated 27 Sept 2012, 14:53 ]
As the conference didn't start till late morning today I got to take (another) long walk.  Have been quite impressed by the statues in and around London some v old and some not so.
Will share photos of two of the more recent stairs both are at Marble Arch so v close to the hotel.  The horse head is pretty self explanatory and was erected 3 years ago, not without controversy, critics suggest it resembles horse head from The Godfather.  I like it.  The other statue I have been trying to work out, at first I thought it was Lady Godiva but the hair is too short, wondered if it was Boadicea, had to do a Google search and I discover it is Ghengis Khan and quite new.
I now wonder why the Brits have erected a commemoration to Ghengis but More puzzled by why neither of the statues had any kind of plaque saying what/ why.

Conference has been qyuite interesting.  It is the 5th one of these, though obviously first I have been to.  22 countries represented and people v excited at the people who have travelled from Canada, Australia and NZ.  Ironically the first speaker today, a geneticist from Leeds University I had heard  give a v similar presentation in Wellington last month.  Still interesting.
Best get toned early start tomorrow and I get to see Mark & Stacey again