A colonial-era statue hits the water
It certainly has been an eye-catcher.
A king on a horse, sliced in half, bobbing down Toronto's Don River, on four consecutive Sundays, a commissioned public art project.
The King is Edward VII, and the horse, a majestic beast.
The floating flotsam is a replica of the imposing statue that stands in the middle of Queen's Park — the seat of Ontario's legislature.
That original statue, cast in bronze, weighing about five tons, has had its own improbable journey.
That story, and the river spectacle, intrigued Aparita Bhandari.
She grew up in New Delhi, hearing stories about long lost relics of India's colonial past. Here's her story: "Undercurrents."
Click 'listen' above to hear the documentary.
The fourth and final floating performance takes place in Toronto's Don River on Sunday Nov. 19, 1 to 4 p.m.
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