SJ8495 : Things in Whitworth Park

taken 9 months ago, near to Rusholme, Manchester, Great Britain

Things in Whitworth Park
Things in Whitworth Park
A sign in Whitworth Park reads:

METEOR FALL

HERE IN THIS PARK
ON THE NIGHT OF
FRIDAY 13 FEBRUARY 2015
A METEORITE LANDED
AND WAS LOST

The date and the absence of any contemporary news accounts cast a certain doubt about the veracity of the claim.

In the background is an obelisk which was installed in June 2011. The sculpture by Cyprien Gaillard occupies a plinth that has been empty since the Second World War. It is made from recycled brick from demolished terraced houses in Bowes Street, Moss Side, and concrete from the 1960s flats that were on either side of Bonsall Street in Hulme. LinkExternal link

Further in the background is the Whitworth Art Gallery.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 11 March, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 3 August, 2017
Geographical Context
Park and Public Gardens 
Person (from Tags)
Cyprien Gaillard 
Date (from Tags)
2011  2015 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8483 9583 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:27.5399N 2:13.7962W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8483 9582
View Direction
North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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Public Work of Art  Sculpture  Obelisk  Park  Whitworth Art Gallery  Art Gallery  Meteorite  Friday 13th 

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