9. Headington Shark, Oxford, Britain
Even if this sculpture may seem an odd addition to someone’s roof, the significance behind it is much greater than it would appear. It was created for the 41st anniversary of the nuclear attack on Nagasaki, at the end of World War II.
It was designed by sculptor John Buckley and constructed by Anton Castiau, a local carpenter and friend of Buckley.
“The shark was to express someone feeling totally impotent and ripping a hole in their roof out of a sense of impotence and anger and desperation… It is saying something about CND (the campaign for nuclear disa, nuclear power, Chernobyl and Nagasaki” said the artist.