Snowy Statue

An excerpt from Wikipedia -  "Walter "Snowy" Farr MBE (b. 1919; d. Oakington, Cambridgeshire, 8 March 2007) was a British charity fundraiser who mostly operated in the streets of Cambridge. Over several decades Farr collected many thousands of pounds for The Guide Dogs For The Blind Association. In recognition of his efforts, he received an MBE in November 1995. Farr was usually seen in eccentric clothing, often incorporating antique military wear, and accompanied by tame animals, including mice, cats, dogs and even a goat.

 A former local authority road sweeper, Farr lived in one of the terraced cottages on the main road through the village of Westwick and later (after he had retired) moved to the adjacent village of Oakington and a bungalow whose garden contained a display of flags, dolls and teddy bears. This collection was occasionally reduced in scale and exuberance in response to the demands of the local Council. A board outside the house recorded a 'running total' of the donations he had collected.

Farr died on 8 March 2007. Within a short time, suggestions were made on a local newsgroup[5] that a statue to Farr ought to be erected near the site at the end of Petty Cury where he habitually collected. On 3 March 2009, Cambridge County Council announced the decision that a memorial of some kind would indeed be erected.

A Snowy Farr memorial artwork, designed by Gary Webb, was unveiled outside the Guildhall in Cambridge's Market Square in August 2012. The statue resembles a combination of Farr's tame cat and mice, whereby his cat was trained to sit atop his hat, and the mice trained to run circuits of the rim."

This weeks image shows the very top of that statue - Located on the corner of the market place. This was erected in late 2012 as a colourful memorial for Walter. A, some would say controversial (it wasn't everyones cup of tea) tribute to Snowy. I'm sure I will feature this stature again in the future and will have a chance to show off those colours but for this weeks image I decided to go down the monochrome treatment router - with a bit of dodge and burn to bring the shades and textures of the image out. 

Taken with a Canon600d with a Canon EF50mm f/1.4 USM / iso200 / F4.5