SE5901 : Flying Birds Sculpture, Lakeside

taken 8 years ago, near to Doncaster, Great Britain

Flying Birds Sculpture, Lakeside
Flying Birds Sculpture, Lakeside
Five silhouettes of flying birds, cut from stainless steel, and bent and welded together to form a group flying in opposite directions. Mounted on a square stainless steel plinth set on a circle of concrete around which is a bronze ring. This ring is decorated with wild life subjects that might appear at the lake; this include various birds, fish, a rowing boat, a canoe, a butterfly and bird footprints.

The sculpture, completed in 2004 by artist David Mayne, is situated on the high point of the small island just off the north-east shore of the lake. (LinkExternal link Doncaster MBC)

Doncaster Lakeside is a man-made lake built on the site of a former airfield and rubbish dump. It was created as part of the leisure and business development of the surrounding area in the late 1990s. The 50-acre lake was a critical component of the design concept for the Lakeside project which was completed in 2002. The lake not only provided an amenity but was also used as a resource to provide fill material to bring marshy land to the south to above flood level. (LinkExternal link (Archive LinkExternal link ) Skidmore, Owings & Merrill Architects)

Prior to this, the site was occupied by fields with straight and regular edges indicative of parliamentary enclosure. It was part of High Ellers Common prior to enclosure in 1779 by the 'Cantley, Branton, Bessacarr and (High) Ellers' award. (LinkExternal link South Yorkshire Historic Environment Characterisation)
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Date Taken
Friday, 14 October, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 16 October, 2011
Geographical Context
Park and Public Gardens  City, Town centre 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 59529 01768 [1m precision]
WGS84: 53:30.5542N 1:6.2314W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 5948 0177
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East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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