TM4657 : Aldeburgh Beach and Scallop Sculpture

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

Aldeburgh Beach and Scallop Sculpture
Aldeburgh Beach and Scallop Sculpture
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)
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Sunday, 11 August, 2013
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Coastal  Village, Rural settlement  People, Events 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TM 466 574 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:9.6148N 1:36.3223E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TM 466 573
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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