Posts Tagged With: artwork

Tate Britain

Tate Britain is the oldest gallery in the Tate network of galleries (Tate Modern being one of the others), dating from 1897. It houses British art from 1500 to the present day including the largest collection of works by J M W Turner, for whom the Turner Prize was named.

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Throwback Thursday: Bus Art, Westminster

In 2014 Transport for London, along with businesses and artists created an art trail to celebrate the iconic London bus. All the sculptures were to be auctioned off for charity in 2015 but at least one, Westminster Bus by Jenny Leonard, was still in place in late 2016 when I took these photos.

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Sneinton Market Street Art, Nottingham

The artwork at Sneinton Market changes fairly frequently and here are some of my favourites which I photographed last month.

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Nottingham Light Night

Nottingham’s Light Night has been running for quite a few years now, and although I had been aware of it before I had never taken the time to explore any of the events, until this past Friday, 28th February. This year’s focus was Nottingham Castle and it made a nice change to wander around the grounds at night, even if you did have to be very careful about your footing on some of the paths. I was also very glad that I had bought a ticket in advance (£4 instead of £5), because the queue when I arrived at the Castle was extremely long and with a ticket already I was able to bypass that and go straight in with no waiting around.

This year’s theme at the Castle was also tying in with the Centenary of World War I events going on around the country and I particularly liked the videos which were projected onto the side of the Castle, as seen below:


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Paris: Part One

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I realise I haven’t posted here in ages, but since I recently visited Paris, I thought this was the perfect opportunity to get things going again. This was my second trip to Paris and a chance to see some places that I hadn’t visited the first time.

Our hotel was not far from Place de Bastille, where Bastille prison used to stand and where the Colonne de Juillet was erected in the memory of the rebels who were killed in the 1830 and 1848 revolutions.

Deciding to walk from our hotel to the Seine and our final destination of the Musee d’Orsay, we took photos of the beautiful architecture of Paris, and stopped off for a brief period at the Place des Vosges, considered one of the most beautiful squares in the world (though personally I think that’s probably stretching things).

Our stroll along the Seine took in many famous sights, including the most famous of all, the Eiffel Tower (more of which later)……Pont Neuf, the oldest bridge in Paris, the first stone of which was laid by Henri III in 1578…

…and our final destination of the Musee d’Orsay.

A beautiful building, converted from a railway station, it was opened as a museum in 1986 and exhibits art work from 1848 to 1914 including that of Renoir and Van Gogh. Unfortunately you aren’t able to take photos inside (I’d love to show you the inside of the building itself, never mind the artwork on show).We then headed towards the Eiffel Tower and managed to survive the extremely long queues to admire the views from the very top.

Originally built for the 1889 Universal Exhibition, it was the world’s tallest building until the construction of the Empire State Building in New York.

Next time…my favourite building in the world, Notre Dame, a boat ride along the Seine, Opera National de Paris Garnier, the Moulin Rouge, Sacre Coeur, more of the Place des Vosges, the Hotel de Sully and the Maison de Victor Hugo.

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Nottingham – Here Be Dragons

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Whilst out walking yesterday I came across something that I thought deserved its very own post. It’s a sculpture of a dragon made by this sculptor, commissioned by Nottingham City Council. It is quite simply amazing. The location really isn’t that great for showing it off, but it definitely deserves some more recognition.

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Week Eleven

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So I actually had a productive weekend, in the brief day that it didn’t rain. I knew coming here that it rained a lot, but this is getting ridiculous! Anyway, did some shopping in the mall near my house and then decided that I absolutely needed to go for a walk/take some photos. So I headed downtown and wandered around Canada Place which has now opened up again, after having been largely closed off for the Olympics. But this week’s post will focus on the bald eagle artwork dotted around the city – only a handful, there’s lots more I don’t yet have pics of:

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