An international design competition was held for a central water feature in the square which was won by dhruva mistryconstruction commenced in 1992 and was completed in 1994 when the square was officially reopened by diana princess of wales. The monument soon got a reputation for anti social behaviour.
Above our gallery of the floozie over the years including some rare shots when there was water running.
Floozie in the jacuzzi. The floozie or floosie or floozy in the jacuzzi is the nickname of the bronze statue properly called anna livia previously in oconnell street dublin ireland. Birminghams waterless landmark the floozie in the jacuzzi will be turned into a. Image caption the floozy in the jacuzzi before her big move.
Dubliners nicknamed it the floozie in the jacuzzi a nickname that was encouraged by the sculptor. It personifies the river liffey which passes nearby. In the monuments original location the river was represented as a young woman sitting on a slope with water flowing past her.
At a time when many are leaving dublin to find work and a new life elsewhere one famous resident has returned to the city after a 10. The floozie in the jacuzzi whats the meaning of the phrase the floozie in the jacuzzi. The river locally known as the floozie in the jacuzzi is an artwork in victoria square birmingham england.
So the floozie in the jacuzzi nickname manages to combine the traditional floozie and the modern jacuzzi the native and foreign the national and international the rare old times and something straight out of the 1980s world of dallas or dynasty. The monument was removed from its site on oconnell street in 2001 to make room for the spire of dublin. The floozie in the jacuzzis official name is the river and is part of a set of sculptures in birminghams victoria square created by indian sculptor dhruva mistry.