TM4657 : The Scallop, Aldeburgh

taken 6 years ago, near to Aldeburgh, Suffolk, Great Britain

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The Scallop, Aldeburgh
The Scallop, Aldeburgh
The Scallop sculpture stands on Aldeburgh's beach, a short distance north of the town centre. It dedicated to composer Benjamin Britten, who used to walk along the beach in the afternoons.

Created from stainless steel by Suffolk-based artist Maggi Hambling, it stands four metres high, and was unveiled in November 2003. The piece is made up of two interlocking scallop shells, each broken, the upright shell being pierced with the words: "I hear those voices that will not be drowned", which are taken from Britten's opera Peter Grimes (LinkExternal link Wikipedia).
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Date Taken
Sunday, 4 August, 2013   (more nearby)
Sunday, 11 August, 2013
Geographical Context
Coastal  Village, Rural settlement  People, Events 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TM 4671 5748 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:9.6250N 1:36.3407E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TM 4669 5746
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Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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Monument  Metal  Sculpture  Stainless Steel  Benjamin Britten 

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