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B 178 C 31 E Jun 27, 2014 F Jul 30, 2014
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MERMAID SCULPTURE ( by Cornelia Parker ) -- FOLKESTONE BEACH , ENGLAND
Bronze on a granite boulder Dimensions: Height 155cm; width 172cm; depth 110cm
A reinterpretation of one of the most popular tourist attractions in the world, Copenhagen's 'Little Mermaid', and as a means of engaging with Folkestone's local community and with the reality of the female form. Inspired by the story of The Sea Lady by HG Wells (a long-time resident of Folkestone) and the famous fairy-tale of Hans Christian Anderson (who visited Folkestone in 1857), Parker developed the concept for the work in 2009 during the Copenhagen Climate Conference.
The Mermaid's gaze over the horizon is also an allusion to the rising sea levels and endangered populations living by the sea. The work takes the form of a life size bronze cast of a local resident. Folkestone residents were invited to model for the Mermaid and through a process of open submission Parker shortlisted six potentials, with an aim not to find a look-alike of the idealised Copenhagen Mermaid, but ... a real person, a free spirit. The sculpture overlooking the beach , next to Folkestone's harbour, was a local mother of two.
It is an inspiring and superb sculpture.

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B 240 C 34 E Jun 25, 2014 F Jul 29, 2014
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Hotwells Bristol. Modern houses with Georgian colourful houses behind. Overlooking Bristol Harbour .
Hotwells takes its name from the hot springs which bubble up through the rocks of the Avon Gorge underneath the Clifton Suspension Bridge. The springs were first documented in 1480 by William Worcester, the 15th century chronicler and antiquary. He described the waters as being milky and as warm as those at Bath .
This is the last of my Bristol set-- the great trip with Gartholwg Camera Club .

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B 261 C 28 E Jun 25, 2014 F Jul 28, 2014
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youtu.be/WpKCqvRNYHI

Moody Blue -- Elvis Presley
Six months after "Moody Blue" topped the chart, Presley was dead.
Wonderful song ( album MOODY BLUE ) , for
all Elvis fans
Location -- Bristol


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B 332 C 40 E Jun 25, 2014 F Jul 27, 2014
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Tranquil scene by the Cathedral.

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B 374 C 26 E Jun 25, 2014 F Jul 25, 2014
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WALKING BY STANFORDS BRISTOL STORE
In 1853 Edward Stanford officially established his business., in London . Recognising the impact that the expansion of British colonialism and the increasing vogue for foreign travel would have on his business, Edward Stanford looked to expand his position as the only map seller in London
The BRISTOL STORE is located on the historical Corn Street, near to the Floating Harbour , in the heart of Bristol's market centre. The branch was our first to launch outside of London and the doors were opened in 1997 by the great travel writer Eric Newby

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