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Probably not a recommended composition but the shapes and reflections make this almost an abstract. Perhaps next time….

Princes Dock2

 

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Liverpool Quay

Princes Dock is very near the iconic Liver building, within sounds of that Ferry song and on that day, with great reflections.

Princes-Dock

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The Iveagh Bequest puts the paintings in Kenwood House on a par with the Wallace Collection. But the grounds are far more extensive……

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The harbour at Lyme Regis is known as the Cobb. It has some famous literary and cinematic associations. Now it houses a marine aquarium but it’s also used by working boats…….

Crab-pots-on-the-Cobb

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To Norwich and back via Oxburgh and Cambridge…..

Reflections

 

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…a definite favourite. The trees are only just beginning to turn but inside the greenhouses are some wonderful colours.

lilly-seed-pods

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The bodies of the figures, men and children, and of the shire horses are taken from real life but the horses heads are similar to the “horse head” of an oil well pump. The installation, ‘the Rising Tide’ by Jason deClaires Taylor – is a comment on the impact of fossil fuels on our planet. The installation could be seen emerging from the Thames on the opposite side of the bank from the Houses of Parliament as the water level dropped.

InstallationAs the horses emerged from the river, so did the flotsam – the traffic cones, plastic bottles and other debris, which was a fitting comment on the theme of the sculpture.

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