TQ1630 : Modern sculpture, West St

taken 7 years ago, near to Horsham, West Sussex, Great Britain

Modern sculpture, West St
Modern sculpture, West St
The Rising Universe, more commonly known locally as the Shelley Fountain, is a large modern water sculpture in Horsham, West Sussex, England. It was created by sculptor Angela Conner and installed in 1996 to commemorate the bicentenary of the birth of the poet Percy Bysshe Shelley, who was born near Horsham. The fountain consists of a large globe mounted on a pillar, designed to fill with water pumped from below. As the sphere fills it descends slowly (over a period of about five minutes) after which a torrent of six and a half tons of water is released into the pool below; it then quickly rises and the cycle starts over again. It is 45 ft across at its base, standing 28 ft high.
An extract from Shelley's 1817 poem 'Mont Blanc' appears on a plaque on the sculpture.

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Date Taken
Saturday, 7 May, 2011   (more nearby)
Sunday, 11 September, 2011
Geographical Context
City, Town centre 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 1695 3065 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:3.7970N 0:19.9457W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 1696 3064
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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