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German Pavilion, Barcelona: courtyard with sculpture 'Alba' by Georg Kolbe

Kolbe, Georg (1877-1947)
NOTES: The German Pavilion was originally built for the International Exhibition 1929. It was rebuilt in 1986.

Brandenburg Gate and the Quadriga, Berlin

Langhans, Carl Gotthard (1732-1808)
NOTES: The gate was designed by Carl Gotthard Langans in 1799-1791.The sculpture of the Quadriga with Viktoria above the gate was made by Johann Gottfried Schadow and added in 1793.

Temple of Apollo, Pompeii

NOTES: This, the most ancient sanctuary in Pompeii, was constructed by the Samnites between 575 and 550 BC, although the current layout is from the 2nd century BC.

Trades Union Congress Memorial Building, Great Russell Street, London: the memorial wall and sculpture dedicated to the trade unionists killed in the two world wars by Jacob Epstein

Aberdeen, David du Rieu (1913-1987)
NOTES: The building was awarded the RIBA Bronze Medal London Architecture Award for 1958.

Lenin Memorial, Holford Square, Finsbury, London

Lubetkin, Berthold (1901-1990)
NOTES: In 1942 during the siege of Leningrad the Foreign Office suggested to Finsbury Borough Council that a memorial should be erected to Lenin who had briefly lived at 30, Holford Square in 1902-1903. Only part of this house remained as the square had been almost obliterated by enemy action. The blandishments of the Foreign Office together with Lubetkin's more forceful arguments convinced Finsbury Council to take appropriate action and the memorial was unveiled in May, 1942 with the Foreign Secretary, Anthony Eden, and the Russian ambassador in attendance. The bust, however, was quickly defaced by vandals and after an acrimonious dispute that led to questions being raised in Parliament, Lubetkin and a few fellow members of Tecton took the matter into their own hands, removed the structure with a crane and buried it in a grave in Holford Square. Lubetkin's idea that the square should be laid out as a new housing estate eventually came to fruition, but Lenin's image was replaced by one of Ernest Bevin (1881-1951), the Minister of Labour in the war-time coalition government and Foreign Secretary in the post-war Labour Government.

Grantham Town Hall, Lincolnshire: view of the clocktower with the statue of Isaac Newton in the foreground

Theed, William, the Younger (1804-1891)
NOTES: The statue of Isaac Newton, erected in 1858, was sculpted by William Theed the Younger.