SE5901 : Flying Birds at Lakeside (close-up)

taken 8 years ago, near to Doncaster, Great Britain

Flying Birds at Lakeside (close-up)
Flying Birds at Lakeside (close-up)
A closer view of the sculpture SE5901 : Flying Birds Sculpture, Lakeside consisting of five silhouettes of flying birds, cut from stainless steel, and bent and welded together to form a group flying in opposite directions.

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)
Sunday, 16 October, 2011
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OSGB36: geotagged! SE 5952 0177 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:30.5553N 1:6.2395W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SE 5952 0177
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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