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15 August 2014 @ 03:46 pm
Hollinger Mining Supervisor

One of the best experiences I had in Canada was to visit the Gold Mine in Timmins. This is the lovely mine supervisor
 
 
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What I hear: Trouble with my baby - Paloma Faith
 
 
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15 August 2014 @ 03:44 pm
Pansy
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15 August 2014 @ 03:43 pm
Chatsworth Dahlia
 
 
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14 August 2014 @ 02:09 pm
Dedicated to the brave men and women past and present from the Armed Services who represent Nottinghamshire and the United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland.

Taken in 2013 & 2014 at Victoria Embankment and Wollaton Hall.

 
 
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melodysparks - Chris P
13 August 2014 @ 12:59 pm
Sky Mirror

Sky Mirror is a piece of public art commissioned by the Nottingham Playhouse from artist Anish Kapoor that stands outside the theatre in Wellington Circus, Nottingham.

It took six years from the initial idea for a major new piece of public art to the unveiling of Sky Mirror on 27 April 2001, and cost £900,000. At the time, it was the most expensive piece of civic art funded by the National Lottery.

Sky Mirror

The artwork itself, which was manufactured in Finland, is a six-metre wide concave dish of polished stainless steel weighing ten tonnes and angled up towards the sky. It reflects the ever changing environment, season to season, day and night.

His other works include ArcelorMittal Orbit
 
 
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Little Rosie's Doll in the haunted cellars of the Salutation Inn Nottingham

I went on a Ghost Walk from Nottingham's Salutation Inn towards the end we descended into the caves bar 60 feet below half way down was this doll supposedly belonging to the little 4 year old girl who is said to haunt the Inn
 
 
 
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13 August 2014 @ 12:32 pm
Bee

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English Bumble Bee
 
 
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Emett clock

The Aqua Horological Tintinnabulator, was installed in the Victoria Centre in Nottingham in 1973. This water powered musical clock was designed by Frederick Roland Emett who also designed the machines for the film Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. When originally commissioned by Capital and Counties Property Company Ltd, this clock played Rameau's Gigue en rondeau II from the E-minor suite of his Pièces de Clavecin when striking the hour. The clock parts were made by Thwaites & Reed.

It is 23ft high and has become an icon of Nottingham.

Aqua Horological Tintinnabulator

Between its installation in 1973 and 2010, around £250,000 in coins had been thrown into the fountain.

It comprises a silver-white clock. The moving sculpture underneath consists of copper flowers whose petals open on striking. It contains a variety of animals playing musical instruments, that turn when the clock strikes, plus highly jewelled flowers and floral leaf stems. Three arms extend out, one flying fish, one squirrel and pram and a peacock rowing, as well as birds. The clock strikes every quarter hour

Emetts Aqua Horological Tintinnabulator

Due to the current refurbishment of Victoria Centre, the clock is on loan in Birmingham.

Other work by Emett can be seen in the Ontario Science Museum