Dickens’ Ghosts, Garden of the House of St Barnabas in Soho, London, United Kingdom – 2018
Paying homage to Charles Dickens’ connection to The House of St Barnabas, Roberto Cambi has created this playful installation of ghosts, ascending the historic plane trees to escape the walled garden – the inspiration for Dr Manette and Lucy’s home in A Tale of Two Cities.
“Ghosts all! The ghost of beauty, the ghost of stateliness, the ghost of elegance, the ghost of pride, the ghost of frivolity, the ghost of wit, the ghost of youth, the ghost of age, all waiting their dismissal from the desolate shore, all turning on him eyes that were changed by the death they had died in coming there.”
– Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities