Saturday, 5 April 2014

Bench & Arches, Tons of Grace and Blaze of Glory

"Bench & Arches" :- This bench sits in the historical gardens of Southover Grange in Lewes, Sussex, England. Both the house and the gardens date from the 16th century as they were constructed by William Newton in 1572. Some of the trees within the garden were planted by Princess Elizabeth (now Queen Elizabeth II) in 1951.The wall and arches in this image were built by William Newton.

This is "Passacaglia", a five meter high, 20 tonne, recycled cast iron sculpture by Charles Hadcock. It's located on Brighton beach between Middle Street and West Street. During the hot sunny days children can be seen clambering all over it, often getting stuck or sliding down to suddenly find themselves at the bottom again. Don't be mislead by this shot, it's a huge hulking piece of art that's been skilfully conceived and constructed. Apparently the sculptor utilises multiples and numbers in his creations, such as Fibonacci numbers and the Golden Section which is a ratio defined by the number Phi. I really like "Passacaglia", I think it's extremely graceful for something that's 20 tonnes!

"Blaze of Glory" :- You could stand in the same spot, staring at the same thing for 365 days of the year and each and every day it will look different. I never tire of Brighton's beaches. They change with the tides, the light of the day and the darkness of the night. I caught this wonderful sunset in November (2013) as I strolled along the beach towards the pier which was all lit up in preparation for the evening.

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