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Date & Time: Thursday 18th September 2008.
Location of Event : The meadows, Crow Park, Keswick, Cumbria, Uk.
Places visited : Across town to the lakeside and back.
Walk details : 1 ml, 100 ft of ascent over a lunchtime.
Walked with : Myself, plus lots of locals and visitors.
Weather : Overcast but dry.
The Drop . . . a sculpture by Steve Messam
If you go down to the woods today . . . you're sure of a big surprise !
I'd heard that "The Drop" had landed in Crow Park,
so with a little spare time during lunch I walked down to the lakeside to see what it was all about.
A close up highlighting the subject matter in question.
Look back at the photo above.
. . . and there it is.
You are invited to approach the silver sculpture, even touch it if you want.
The reflective nature of The Drop allows you to view the surroundings in a new and different way . . . yes !
Perhaps he might be right . . . there's the green of the grass and the grey of the overcast sky . . . suitably reflected.
It is supposed to represent a drop of water . . . on it's side it looks more like a silver, slightly flattened pear to me,
especially with that inflating fan assembly as a stalk.
Let's test the reflective qualities . . . here's a view of Catbells . . .
. . . and here's the reflected view of Catbells . . . impessed ?
This was the best reflection I got.
The dog Amber, myself in the orange shirt and Amber's kind owner standing to my right.
Thanks for letting me borrow the dog for the photo :o)
This was art . . . love it or hate it, the Drop provided a large number of people with something to see and talk about after their visit !
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Technical note: Pictures taken with my Sony Erricson mobile phone.
Resized in Photoshop, and built up on a Dreamweaver web builder.
This site best viewed with . . . the Arts Council phone number to try and get some money for a project of my own.