Peter Pan Statue 1/1 by Tripoto
Abigail Rogers
At last we found the spot I'd been hoping to visit the most: the Peter Pan statue. J.M. Barrie himself commissioned it to be made just ten years after first putting his character down in ink. It's a beautiful piece of art in itself, reminiscent of Arthur Rackham's magical work. Fairies and forest animals spiral around a column topped by the boy himself, standing at a jaunty angle and making music on his pipes. Touching the cold bronze, I think a trace of fairy dust came away on my hands.