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Railway Sculptures.

This post is for fotdmike so that he can see one of the Railway Sculptures ‘close up’ and personal. Actually I thought that I had more photos of them than this one, but so far this is the only one I can find……hmm.  Might have to go on a search online of flickr and my SkyDrive photos.

This sculpture incorporates old railway tracks

He has taken old rails, inserted them into the surrounding pavement/walk area, then twisted them into this shape. The fibre glass ‘tubes’ at the top light up at night as do the arches behind.  However, don’t expect this Granny to go waltzing down here at night to take a photo of it all lit up!  I wouldn’t even consider it unless accompanied by several  burly six foot  escorts.

Hang on whilst I search …………

Sculptures at Forster Square

Ah! Here’s another one where I seem to be intent on including the signpost in as well for good measure.

You might also be interested in reading some gumph about them, you know, who’s idea they were, why they are there, what was there before, that sort of stuff. http://www.ngfl.ac.uk/sculptrail/sculp15.html  Hmm, sorry, this was all I could find but at least it gives you SOME info about them. Apparently they are called ‘Fibres’

The old railway arches at Forster Square

Here’s some more pictures of them that I have scoured around and found. I am sure I took at least a hundred or more because every time we go passed them I take a shot of them.

K poses next to a Sculpture

Looks like this one was taken in the depths of winter judging by K’s sheepskin attire and hat.

I love these scuptures!  

Wow!  That’s a first!  Nearly captured them here with  just one person in shot!  Not often you get it so quiet around that area!  Hmm. Was I there at 06.00am in the morning or something?  Seems like I will just have to take lot’s more the next time we are in the vicinity of Forster Square.


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4 thoughts on “Railway Sculptures.

  1. That really is a super sculpture, and I love those rails… it really makes them. Truly imaginative, and a brilliant use of space. They just seem to fit into the setting so seamlessly. Excellent. Thanks so much for turfing these pics out.

    Only question now is, where can I find several burly six foot escorts for you!

  2. Yes, that is the question! Next time we are there, I’ll do you a photosynth of them, What the hecks a photosynth I hear Mike cry! Well, take a peek here at one of mine I did of our local train station (yes, boring subject I know,but it seemed like a good idea at the time!) http://photosynth.net/view.aspx?cid=11a998c2-0494-408e-a917-0786b131f6ad Basically it will allow you to see them both (and the surrounding arches) in a sort of 3D, all around effect etc, Mind you, it only works well if you have no people in the shots (they move you see) so might have to ask the police to cordon off that area while I take all my shots.

    Either that or go at dawn.

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