TA1028 : Reflective Colours

taken 1 year ago, near to Kingston Upon Hull, Great Britain

Reflective Colours
Reflective Colours
Toad sculpture created by Sue Kershaw for Hullís largest ever public art project, "Larkin With Toads" which took place during the summer of 2010 (LinkExternal link The Philip Larkin Society). At the end of the event the toads were auctioned, reportedly raising £60000 for charity (LinkExternal link BBC Humberside) although there were some calls to make them a permanent feature. Most of the sculptures have been removed and transported to their new owners but some remained in situ after the sale. This one lives in the garden opposite the Streetlife Museum.
Larkin Toads :: TA0928
Forty individually decorated toad sculptures placed around Hull as part of the 'Larkin 25' celebrations, marking the 25th anniversary of the death of poet Philip Larkin. He lived in the city for the last 30 years of his life and the sculptures are inspired by his poems 'Toads' and 'Toads Revisited'.

More on the toads and the celebrations here: LinkExternal link

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Date Taken
Monday, 3 July, 2017   (more nearby)
Monday, 10 July, 2017
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City, Town centre  People, Events 
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Panasonic DMC-G7 
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OSGB36: geotagged! TA 102 287 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:44.6253N 0:19.8137W
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OSGB36: geotagged! TA 102 287
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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