SY6873 : Olpmpic Rings Stone Sculpture, Isle of Portland

taken 24 days ago, near to Fortuneswell, Dorset, Great Britain

Olpmpic Rings Stone Sculpture, Isle of Portland
Olpmpic Rings Stone Sculpture, Isle of Portland
The Olympic Rings stone sculpture was created to celebrate the London 2012 Summer Olympics of which the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy was host of the sailing events. The sculpture, made of Portland stone, stood outside Weymouth's railway station for the duration of the games and was later relocated to New Ground at Portland, where it has since become a popular attraction. The sculpture is 2.5 metres tall and 3.8 metres long, and weighs 9 tonnes.
The sculpture was created by Albion Stone in their factory and workshops at Easton Lane. It was made using ten individual blocks of stone which were assembled together using steel dowels and chemical resin. The five rings were carved from Jordan Whitbed (from Jordans' mine at Inmosthay Quarry), while the base used Roach stone for its characteristic quality. In total, the sculpture had taken 190 hours to complete.
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Saturday, 30 September, 2017   (more nearby)
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Sunday, 1 October, 2017
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OSGB36: geotagged! SY 687 730 [100m precision]
WGS84: 50:33.3603N 2:26.5500W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SY 687 730
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