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Waving at St John's

Posted by
sithenah (Greater Manchester/Cheshire, United Kingdom) on 4 October 2013 in Cityscape & Urban and Portfolio.

The Wave by Lucy Glendinning in collaboration with Mark Merer was installed in St John's Square, Blackpool in September 2009. It is a mirror polished stainless steel wave shape with intelligent internal lighting, a laser cut pattern with transparent blue resin insets and a figure cast in crystal clear blue resin which dives from the wave. Around the base are clear cat blue pebbles which act as seats and protection from traffic.

The Church of St. John the Evangelist was the very first church to be built for Blackpool and was consecrated by the Bishop of Chester on July 6th. 1821. The present building dates from 1878. It was extensively renovated between 1997 and 2007.

See a closer view and a view from the opposite direction on Ackworth born, gone West.

A contribution to Weekend Reflections and Inspired Sundays

Panasonic DMC-FZ18 1/200 second F/5.0 ISO 100 28 mm (35mm equiv.)

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'Tsuki from Fiji

That funny ! It is the same idea that Gerald !!! Great picture here too, nice sculpture : such a perfect choice for the weekend reflection contest...

4 Oct 2013 5:48pm

'Tsuki from Fiji

I'm sory, I'm a bit sick (probably a cold)... I didn't notice it was your second blog, Gerald, till after I posted the previous comment. But it would have been so cool if two peoples have chosen the same subjet and the same sculpture, and posted picture taken the very same day ! ^^

4 Oct 2013 5:50pm

@'Tsuki: I once posted a photo of a mural for the Monday Murals theme and someone else posted the same mural on their blog

Catherine from France

What a great reflective sculpture...mirrors always attract the crowds!

5 Oct 2013 9:01am

Beth from United States

what a gorgeous church/spire & that sculpture ... wow, what a piece. ( :
thanks, for sharing with us. so different.

5 Oct 2013 10:37pm

Jim from Sydney, Australia

This is great

5 Oct 2013 11:56pm

Viera from Bratislava, Slovakia

This shot is really breathtaking...

6 Oct 2013 7:28am

Sally in WA from Twisp, WA, United States

Impressive church! Thanks for sharing it this week. And the sculpture is pretty neat, too.

6 Oct 2013 1:48pm

hapzydeco from United States

Interesting contrast between the two structures. Nice capture.

6 Oct 2013 3:44pm

RedPat from Toronto, Canada

What an incredible contrast between the two!

6 Oct 2013 5:51pm

bettyl from New Zealand

That's a wonderful building--I love the style. The 'wave' adds an interesting touch to the scene.

6 Oct 2013 10:53pm

Marsha Leith from Winnipeg, Canada

Very is like a mini bean(the Chicago Bean)

12 Aug 2014 3:45pm

Panasonic DMC-FZ18
1/200 second
ISO 100
28 mm (35mm equiv.)