SX9163 : Hoop, Beacon Quay

taken 9 years ago, near to Torquay, Torbay, Great Britain

Hoop, Beacon Quay
Hoop, Beacon Quay
This 7-metre diameter steel hoop is the most conspicuous element in an art installation by Bob Budd. "Running through this along the ground are a series of lights making up a message in morse code." LinkExternal link (Archive LinkExternal link ) . "The steel ring has the potential to appear like a large mooring ring, but could be a frame, or more likely, a gateway. Given the nature of the site being close to the level of the sea, there is a reason to predict that Beacon Quay will be threatened by rising sea levels due to global warming. What comes to mind is the image of people surfing through the steel ring as the waves run directly through it towards town. The site offers the potential to look back and remember, but also, as one takes in the magnificent view and relaxes in the midst of this contemporary space, to ponder on the future." LinkExternal link (Archive LinkExternal link )
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Date Taken
Sunday, 8 March, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 11 March, 2009
Category
Public artwork   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 9182 6317 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:27.5013N 3:31.5218W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SX 9182 6316
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