Weekly Photo Challenge: Juxtaposition

The juxtaposition of modern art against industrial buildings - Clarks Factory Street
The juxtaposition of modern art against industrial buildings

For the Weekly Photo Challenge on the theme of juxtaposition I decided to capture the way an ugly industrial building can be transformed by modern art.

This is the factory HQ of Clarks the shoemakers, a hodge-podge of 19th century factories and later offices which has a wonderful collection of modern art from around the world on display.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Eerie

Cobweb in the sunlight, Putney Vale Cemetery
Cobweb in the sunlight, Putney Vale Cemetery

I thought the most appropriate photo for the Weekly Photo Challenge is this shot of a tomb at Putney Vale Cemetery in London. I did a whole post about the amazing tombs of this vast Victorian graveyard.

Tree Carvings at an Abandonned Farm

Tin Bath

Britty is an abandonned small holding on Staple Hill in Somerset. On the trees in the woods around the ruins of the farm buildings are interesting carvings, which look like memories of the people who once lived there.

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Gothic Victorian Graveyards: Putney Vale Cemetery

Putney Vale Cemetery
Putney Vale Cemetery

Graveyards have always been a rather fascinating places for me. I grew up next door to our village church, so for me the graveyard was more often a place for exploration than a place to be scared of. Being inclined towards history and archaeology, the fascination of graveyards and the stories of the people in them, has been pretty hard to shake.

Earlier this year I visited Putney Vale Cemetery in Wandsworth, London in search of the grave of Howard Carter, one of my childhood heroes. He discovered Tutankhamun’s tomb in 1922 and was probably responsible for me pursuing a career in archaeology. I was pretty pleased to see his simple grave (and give it a bit of a weeding!).

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The Sculpture of El Anatsui

Sculpture at the Eden Project, CornwallI took this photo last weekend during my inspiring trip to the Eden Project in Cornwall. Located on the site of an old China Clay Quarry, the Eden Project looks a little like it’s the set of a 1960s sci-fi movie with great biomes full of plants from around the world.

The Eden Project, located in a disused China Clay Quarry
The Eden Project, located in a disused China Clay Quarry

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