October evening in Piccadilly Circus

Themis

London, United Kingdom

Artist's Description

(AS IS (just 90 degrees turn), Finepix F31fd, f/5, ISO100, 1/17secs handheld)
Believe it or not, this was the colour of the sky that evening in October 2009 when I took this just before heading underground for my trip home by Tube.
Contrary to popular belief, this is not a statue of Eros, but of Anteros, the god of requited love, literally “love returned” or “counter-love” and also the punisher of those who scorn love and the advances of others, or the avenger of unrequited love.

Anteros was the son of Ares and Aphrodite in Greek mythology, given to his brother Eros, who was lonely, as a playmate, the rationale being that love must be answered if it is to prosper.

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