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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
17th August 1990 Actress Rachel Hurd-Wood was born in Streatham, London.
17th August 1968 Actress Helen McCrory was born in Paddington, London.
17th August 1798 Medical pioneer Thomas Hodgkin was born in Pentonville, London.
Comedy and Tragedy
The flying golden Comedy & Tragedy sculpture at the barbican.
Location: Gilbert Bridge, Barbican, London, WC1X
Description: There's a beautiful sculpture here of a luscious golden figure holding up Comedy and Tragedy suspended to greet pedestrians at the north end of Gilbert Bridge and visually direct them into the arts, entertainment and gastronomic centre of the Barbican.