Courtesy of dmclean, 2004

Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fountain, London

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“A drainage ditch,” “muddy bog,” and
“municipal paddling pool” are some of the descriptions
of architect Kathryn Gustafson’s Lady Di memorial,
inaugurated in 2004. Troubled by misfortune, the memorial fountain
has flooded, dried up, been vandalized and littered, and caused
accidents due to slippery steps since its unveiling. Vivienne
Parry, Diana’s so-called confidant, said it succinctly:
“Here was the most celebrated Briton in 25 years, and this
[memorial] is something you’d trip over before you realize it
is even there.”

World's Most Controversial Monuments

Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fountain, London

“A drainage ditch,” “muddy bog,” and
“municipal paddling pool” are some of the descriptions
of architect Kathryn Gustafson’s Lady Di memorial,
inaugurated in 2004. Troubled by misfortune, the memorial fountain
has flooded, dried up, been vandalized and littered, and caused
accidents due to slippery steps since its unveiling. Vivienne
Parry, Diana’s so-called confidant, said it succinctly:
“Here was the most celebrated Briton in 25 years, and this
[memorial] is something you’d trip over before you realize it
is even there.”

Courtesy of dmclean, 2004

World's Most Controversial Monuments

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