My hope for today is to relax and catch up with some blogging, as I’ve had a busy week. Does anyone else feel like life in general is getting busier? I’ve toyed with the idea recently of giving up blogging, but I would miss so many people in this magical world. I could try posting twice a week, perhaps that’s the answer.
But then there are so many challenges that are hard to resist, like Becky’s March Squares! There’s lots of pointy sculpture in Barcelona, the one above is at the Park Joan Miro.
On the High Street and the Exeter Riddle sculpture.
How do you picture awakening?
stretching wide with the dawning
wings spread to heaven
Awakening, this weeks photo challenge.
Tucked away in a back street , behind the Cathedral of the Holy Cross and Saint Eulalia, in Barcelona, I found this striking sculpture. I don’t remember there being any information, so I have no idea who created it, I just like it!
A sort of sparkly, circular spiral in my square for Becky.
I think Becky will like this one, luckily I remembered it in March!
Do you think it’s mad enough?
Join Becky’s #MarchSquare challenge here.
I’m having another shot at rounded with a photo I took in Florence last month. By Albanian sculptor Helidon Xhixha, this work is named ‘O’ seems to have caused some controversy between the Mayor, Dario Nardella and the local traders.
I’m glad he won,i like the sculpture very much.
As someone who likes sculpture, I have to confess to being a complete idiot. You know how you walk past something regularly and don’t even notice it? well this is one of those things. Commissioned in 1977 by Exeter city Council, for the Queen’s Silver Jubilee, it’s one of a series by Peter Thursby, and named Looking Forward.
The sculpture depicts a Podman, they were ‘Little men on scaffolding, constructing buildings. They appeared to be framed in boxes, like peas in a pod’. Thursby made a full sized model from polystyrene in his Exeter studio. The finished work was cast by the Chris Blackmore foundry near Ashburton.
Will any of you confess to discovering something that you’ve walked past hundreds of times and not seen?
I found this really strange photo