Tuesdays of Texture : Week 8

Greenwich Chapel

Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich

This beautiful chapel can be seen at the Royal Naval College in Greenwich, England – the same place where you can find the  Greenwich Meridian

The chapel was built in the 18th century, and the ceiling has a design of squares and octagons, with carved circles in the middle, painted in a light blue and cream.

The carvings over the entrance, and underneath the organ, are also very impressive, as you can see below.

Chapel  at the Royal Naval College

Chapel at the Royal Naval College

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Tuesdays of Texture : Week 2 of 2017

Mainz memorial

Mainz, Germany

This week again I have a little something from our trip to Mainz in Germany – the sculptors were very busy with this one that we came across in one of the main squares, while we kept warm with some Gluhwien  This sculpture is called the carnival sculpture, or The Tower of Fools

Another interesting sculpture we came across is this modern art piece in the Town Square, which my grandchildren enjoyed playing around.

 

Mainz, Germany

Modern art in Mainz, Germany

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Prague Praha

Charles Bridge, Prague

Charles Bridge in Prague, one of the oldest bridges there, was commissioned in 1357, and has 30 baroque statues along the length of the bridge, depicting all different people and events.   This bridge is visited by everyone that comes to Prague,and is the main thoroughfare linking both sides of the river.   Be prepared in high tourist season to be jostled and pushed along by the thousands of people on the bridge, all trying to get close to the different statues.

Charles Bridge, Prague

Charles Bridge, Prague

You can click on this link to see a list of the statues on the bridge.

Check out more posts in the Tuesdays of Texture series over on Narami’s blog

Wordless Wednesday : Resting By the Danube

Attila Jozsef, Poet

By The Danube

Color Your World : Manatee

The Nymph of Fontainblue

The Nymph of Fontainblue

This sculpture is in the V & A Museum in London, a plaster cast of the original bronze by Cellini, which hangs in the Louvre.

Visit Jennifer’s Color Your World for more photos in this crayola colour called Manatee

Wordless Wednesday : Putting your Foot in It!

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Have You seen The Little Green Men?

Overcoming Boundaries

Overcoming Boundaries

In the square in front of the City Hall in Frankfurt, Germany at the moment, are hundreds of Little Green Men, along with a few Yellow, Black and Red – all in the name of art!

This is a sculpture installation called ‘Overcoming Boundaries’, to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the uniting of East and West Germany.

 Based on the East German Ampelmänner (the figure on pedestrian crosswalk lights in East Germany), the 1,000, 38-centimeter tall statues in the square are called “Unity Men” (Einheitsmännchen) and are intended to be both a symbol of modern German society and an invitation to join in the conversation surrounding the 25-year anniversary.

The exhibition started in Weisbaden, Germany in March of this year, and has been touring around Germany for the past six months, and will end in a few days’ time, following the Day of German Unity on 3rd October.

We visited the square last week with my grandchildren, who were very happy to shake hands with the little smiling men, and the little green men even got in on the photographs with a newly wed Bride and Groom, as they completed their civil ceremony at the Town Hall!

Cee’s Black & White Challenge : Candid

Hiding among the many sculptures at Vigeland Park

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Oslo Opera House : Let’s Dance

Right in the centre of Oslo, very close to the railway station, is the Opera House.  But this is no ordinary building, it’s a marble and glass building, designed by a Norwegian architectural firm, Snohetta, and was opened in April 2008.   It has a white sloping marble roof, which allows visitors to walk on the roof and enjoy the views of the Norwegian fjord.   It has been described as ‘rising out of the fjord like a giant ice floe’

As well as holding operas (currently showing Madame Butterfly), there are also many concerts, shows, art exhibitions and such like on at The Opera, and the coffee shop serves the most divine hot chocolate, a very welcome drink, especially when it’s cold outside, and you climb up and down on the roof very carefully, because of the ice and snow which can make the marble fairly slippery.

Right next to the Opera House,  in the fjord, is a steel and glass sculpture which  looks like it is floating in the water.   It is on a concrete plinth, but it can move on its axis, and turns with the wind and the tides.   The sculpture is called ‘She Lies’ and as you can see, is a most unusual piece which is certainly dramatic!

Sculpture’She Lies’ floating in the fjord.

We took my grandchildren to visit Oslo recently, and this was our first stop, before we got the ‘hop on hop off’ tourist bus to visit the other sights in Oslo.    Have a look at the gallery, it gives some idea of the very different and unusual space.

 

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