A monument to the world-famous wizard Harry Potter has appeared in Leicester Square in Central London, the Press Association Agency reports.
The work of Polish sculptor Andrzej Szymczak captured a scene from the film “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” at the moment when a Hogwarts student plays Quidditch.
A bronze monument to Harry Potter stands in Leicester Square, London, near the Odeon cinema, where the film had its world premiere in 2001. A sculpture depicting actor Daniel Radcliffe will be part of the “Scenes in the Square” project, designed to celebrate the outstanding films of the last century. As part of this project, which will last until July 2023, Leicester square has already installed figures of Bugs Bunny rabbit, Batman, Mr. Bean, Mary Poppins, Gene Kelly from Singin ‘ in the Rain, Paddington Bear, and others.
A series of seven Harry Potter novels by British author JK Rowling, released in 1997-2007, has been published in a total circulation of 400 million copies and translated into 65 world languages.