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Address: St. Nicholas Street, Ipswich, England
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This is a statue dedicated to a Russian Prince who played Rugby Union for...

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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Stylish statue for the flying Prince

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... read more

Reviewed 18 April 2017
Tim M
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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211 reviews
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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 style.

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Thank Tim M
Hastings, United Kingdom
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855 reviews
515 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 202 helpful votes
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 - one of the many fallen war heroes.

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Thank MrsBsTravels
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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428 reviews
192 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
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.

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1 Thank Ray P
Norwich, United Kingdom
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84 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
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

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Thank Jeremy6345
Suffolk, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
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.

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1 Thank cg2792
Derby, United Kingdom
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1,192 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 282 helpful votes
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.

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1 Thank mjc404
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
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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.

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Thank IpswichGuy
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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370 reviews
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Reviewed 9 February 2015

This is what first drew me to the statue which is not far from cardinal wolseys statue but after reading about this man a truly great rugby player sadly he died as a pilot in the RAF,but his memory lives on in this statue and reminds people that a lot of great men and women lost there lives so we... More 

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 30 October 2014

this is one of my favourite statues in Ipswich, it is in a good location on st Nicholas street and is quite inspiring. you can read a brief history of what this man did once he arrived in our country and fought for us in the war as a pilot. great dedication.

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