Year of the Ox
The Dali Diver
On a treasure trail around Faringdon (Oxfordshire) this month, we came across this "Dali Diver", strange to see so far away from the sea. Apparently, the original was made for Salvador Dali who was visiting the eccentric Lord Berners in Faringdon. Dali attempted to give a lecture in the suit. The eccentricity of Lord Berners went as far as dyeing all pigeons in the town pink, and having a tall tower built as a folly on a nearby hill which has a sign high up on it saying "Please do not feed the giraffes". We could do with a few more of his type around at the moment to lighten the mood.