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The Still Point

Posted by
sithenah (Greater Manchester/Cheshire, United Kingdom) on 20 September 2013 in Art & Design and Portfolio.

The Still Point is a sculpture carved from Cumbrian sand stone by Colin Spofforth commissioned by Argent Group in 2008 and installed in 2009.

It is found somewhat hidden within the courtyard of the Piccadilly Place group of highrise offices between London Road and Aytoun Street, Manchester.

The four figures represent human forms whilst remaining stone like. The 2m tall figures stand within a polished granite circle. Around the base is a quotation "At the still point of the turning world. Neither the flesh nor fleshness. Neither from nor toward; at the still point, there the dance is, but neither arrest nor movement. Where the past and future gathered. T.S.Eliot."

See a closer view of the base on Ackworth born, gone West

Posted for Weekend Reflections

Panasonic DMC-FZ18 1/125 second F/4.0 ISO 125 28 mm (35mm equiv.)

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'Tsuki from Fiji

I just love the composition of your picture... You pointed a perfect point of view on this terrific sculpture... Thanks for the sharing !

20 Sep 2013 6:25pm

@'Tsuki: Thanks - I took photos from a variety of angles.

Dragonstar from Ireland

Interesting sculpture, and your composition is ecxellent!

20 Sep 2013 7:15pm

James from United States

I like it and the reflection makes it even better.

20 Sep 2013 10:13pm

Ruth from Lehi, United States

I would never have guessed that this was in London. Tis a beautiful shot and reflections.

21 Sep 2013 4:25pm

@Ruth: It isn't LONDON - It is MANCHESTER!

Viera from Slovakia

Beautiful shot...lovely water reflection...

22 Sep 2013 8:30am

Panasonic DMC-FZ18
1/125 second
ISO 125
28 mm (35mm equiv.)