Tag Archives: Art

Friday Bench: The shadow of Sherlock



A chance change on the Tube and the discovery of some Art on the Underground at Edgware Road. Read more about it here.

Flames of glass

I saw these in Austria and was reminded of Kew’s Chihuly exhibition which starts next week. I see visitors there recently have had a sneak preview of some of the pieces as they were being assembled.

I made do with the advert I saw on the Tube ๐Ÿ˜‰

I can’t wait to see it ๐Ÿ™‚

Musing on Padlocks

I’m intrigued why people add padlocks to prominent public places like these I found in Liverpool recently.

Then I looked closer than usual and realised many are personal messages and commemorations, similar to those often seen on public benches, but usually for happier events. There are even companies who’ll customise padlocks for just such an eventuality.

And then, there are some padlocks which look like faces or even miniature works of art.

I shall look more carefully in future.

Friday Bench: The Seven Ages of Maritime Heritage

There’s a fascinating set of plaques along Minehead harbour wall, with room to sit and stare awhile to look for the answers to the puzzles posed alongside (as well as what each piece represents).

Here’s some information – I would have loved to hear the sea shanties. We have sung the Halsway Carol at choir as in Halsway Manor mentioned below.


At the start… or end

Distinctive sculptures mark each end of the South West Coastal Path, currently the longest walking trail in England* at over 600 miles. This is the one found at Minehead and was put in place in 2001.

* = there is a project underway to create a coastal path around the whole of Britain. The Wales Coast Path has now superseded this one at around 870 miles and Wales is currently the only country in the world with a path around its entire coastline.