Wednesday, August 03, 2005

Well we had a great few days away. Saw some interesting architecture in Birmingham, before heading further north for the delights of Liverpool. Well actually we spent most of Friday afternoon and evening in Crosby. The sculptor Anthony Gormley has created a strange installation on the beach there.

It consists of 100 life size metal body figures, buried in the sand along 3km of beach. When we arrived the weather was murky yet warm, which suited the earie nature of the work perfectly. You can see lots of pictures of it on my flickr site.

The next day was spent mainly around the Albert Dock area of Liverpool and in the Tate in particular. The current exhibition is a huge collection of psychedila related artefacts from the 1960’s. Now Orynthia and I are not as taken with the whole psychedlia thing as some of our friends so it was not really the best thing for us to see. There were however, some fantastic photos, which made the visit worthwhile for me.

That evening we went back to the west midlands to stay in a truly wonderful old hotel (more pictures at Flickr). One of the nicest places we have stayed in, it was a lovely treat. Sunday saw a gentle journey home including stops in Ironbridge and Shrewsbury.

I’ve started reading The History of Love by Nicole Krauss, it’s really rather splendid.


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