Whitby has 2 beacons at the harbour entrance. The one on the other side (aka East Beacon) is bright red. I was intrigued by the mixture of the historical structure of the beacon itself and the modern-day touch in the form of the solar panel. This looked like it was broken towards the top left hand side, whilst the beacon itself was standing firm albeit a little rusty in places. So much for the standard of construction of modern day stuff!
‘The Temple of a Thousand Bells’ is a must-see installation at St Mary’s in York until November 4th 2012. It’s a really evocative piece – make sure you stand in the middle to get the full effect like I did, unlike the other visitors.
For those of you who can’t make it, this link gives you a good idea of what it’s about, including some of the ‘soundscape’ which accompanies the installation.