“An Everyday Town Once Had A Mysterious Visitor.”
No one would have believed, in the last years of the nineteenth century, that human affairs were being scrutinized, written down, rearranged and composed into a short but powerful novel. A man busied himself, merging intelligences greater than Man’s and yet as mortal as his own.
A leafy suburban town became the focus of his writings, the first strike point of an invasion from outerspace. From Mars. One world crept silently towards another. Thus was born, War Of The Worlds.
Herbert George Wells.
A Long Shot Which Shows The Height Of This Impressive Work Of Art
An Almost Vertical Shot Of The Daunting Martian Sculpture
A Close Up Showing The Detail Of The Martian’s Body
Another Close Up Shot. Notice The Detail, Especially The Tenticles
The Inscription Which Can Be Found Near The Martian
The Crashed Pod In Which The Martians Landed Is Located A Distance From The Martian Itself
As well as the Martian, a Crashed Pod and Bacteria Trail were built. The surrounding area was changed too to compliment the structure.
The Woking War Of The Worlds Martian Sculpture was conceived, designed and built by Michael Condron, Sculptor in 1998 and still looks as cool as it did then.
It is a shame that Woking didn’t utilise and build upon, even work with Universal Studios to promote the town centre and surrounding countryside (Horsell Common inparticular).