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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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.
The artwork at Sneinton Market changes fairly frequently and here are some of my favourites which I photographed last month.
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:
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.
Since much of the UK is blanketed by snow again (though not Nottingham at the moment) I thought I’d share some of the pictures I took a few weeks ago of Nottingham Castle and the statue of Robin Hood from when we had a snowy deluge of of our own.
Nottingham Castle – a 17th century ducal mansion built on the site of the original Medieval Castle.
Whist 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.
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: