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“It's a Statue”
Review of V C Bird Monument

V C Bird Monument
Reviewed August 7, 2013

The monument is good for a photography subject on Antigua's history and culture. If you take the bus into St. John's you get dropped off at the market and the monument is right past the bus terminal. A quick stop is all that's needed, then visit the local market for fresh fruit, vegetables, and such.

1  Thank smertie
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Reviewed July 14, 2013

.....it made what could be a striking bronze monument to a great leader. Instead by painting over the bronze, it has made it look cartoonish.

We took a couple pictures in passing. Not much to see there other than the hussle and bussle of St Johns.

1  Thank Eric P
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Reviewed June 28, 2013

Didn't think much of it. Quite striking.
Place to take a photo amongst hustle and bustle of St.Johns.
You can't miss it straight by market place.

Thank Cranebird
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Reviewed June 22, 2013

The original version of this statue (by a Cuban sculptor who seems to specialise in "father of the nation" type monuments) was at least stone coloured - and was in some ways quite pleasing. After the bizarre and garish makeover, it's now painted, Disney-style, and looks more like it should be adorning a fast food establishment than honouring the country's first Prime Minister.

I wish I could recommend it as a spot to visit, but unless you're passing by on the way to the Market, bus station or out of town, I can see little reason to make a detour.

1  Thank mizgeorge
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Reviewed June 5, 2013

You don't usually see these kind of monuments/statues, so worth of visit. Near harbour and right next to marketplace, so it don't take You many extra steps to take a photo or two. Local people seems to like this too, which is always a good sign

Thank Halkidis
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