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A draw for rugby fans & others with a connection

A uniquely interesting man, shame about his untimely death. Someone suggested the reason for his... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Filisur
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UK
Didn't Realise Oblensky Was Connected With Ipswich

Well maybe, not so much. Interesting how it present three different aspects of his short... read more

Reviewed 7 May 2018
Richard G
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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This is a statue dedicated to a Russian Prince who played Rugby Union for England after escaping the russian revolution, he then joined the RAF in world war 2 but died in an aeroplane crash near ipswich and is now buried in Ipswich cemetary
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St. Nicholas Street, Ipswich, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A uniquely interesting man, shame about his untimely death. Someone suggested the reason for his crash-landing is a mystery but we were told that he was in a hurry to get to a rugby match, took off his harness too soon & suffered the consequences...More

Thank Filisur
Reviewed 7 May 2018

Well maybe, not so much. Interesting how it present three different aspects of his short fascinating life on the plinth. I'd only really heard of him in a rugby context before.

Thank Richard G
Reviewed 21 April 2018

Unusual statue and very near Willis Building.There are a number of statues in Ipswich and this one is worth seeking out .

Thank RowePCCA
Reviewed 18 April 2017

This very clever statue to Prince Alexander Obolensky is on the corner of St. Nicholas Street and the car park. It reflects his role as an England rugby international as well as a WWII pilot. I really like this memorial for it's simple but dramatic...More

Thank Tim M
Reviewed 6 April 2017

Not quite sure what to make of this, but isn't that what art is all about? An interesting piece is a good way to describe it. Go see for yourself and make up your own mind! Lots of information about the man the statue remembers...More

Thank MrsBsTravels
Reviewed 3 August 2016

Just outside the main centre the statue offers a talking point when people walk past and stop to find out its origins. Great piece and worthy of its place.

1  Thank Ray P
Reviewed 1 September 2015

a statue to a person i had not heard of interesting piece of art in a historic part of town - on the edge of a car park and easy reach of the shopping center and some fine restaruants

Thank Jeremy6345
Reviewed 25 July 2015 via mobile

An unusual but interesting statue in Ipswich. Not in the very centre of town but is within easy walking distances, situated near one of the towns car park.

1  Thank cg2792
Reviewed 8 May 2015

I like this statue very much and visit it whenever I am in Ipswich. It is a fine memorial to an exceptionally talented man who sadly lost his life in World War II.

1  Thank mjc404
Reviewed 26 March 2015

In my opinion, it was a long time in the making to honour this gentleman, this is a fine statue to highlight his contribution and is quite a lovely location near the centre of town and not far from the Willis Building.

Thank IpswichGuy
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