TM4657 : Looking north along the beach at Aldeburgh

taken 1 year ago, near to Aldeburgh, Suffolk, Great Britain

Looking north along the beach at Aldeburgh
Looking north along the beach at Aldeburgh
On the right, Maggi Hambling's "Scallop" sculpture that commemorates Benjamin Britten. On the left, the white dome of Sizewell nuclear power station, and to its left the small red "cottage" of The House in the Clouds TM4659 : The House in the Clouds, near Thorpeness, rising over Thorpeness.
"The Scallop"
"Scallop" (2003), by Maggi Hambling, is a sculpture located on the north beach at Aldeburgh. It commemorates the town's long-standing resident Benjamin Britten and the words that pierce it, "I hear those voices that will not be drowned", come from Britten's "Peter Grimes".
The sculpture's location in a wild, natural environment has caused considerable controversy and the artwork has been vandalised repeatedly. The presence of a large manufactured object in a level natural environment has been seen as incongruous; perhaps to smooth over this discrepancy the public are encouraged to clamber over it as if it were a natural outcrop.
For more detail on Maggi Hambling and her work see LinkExternal link .
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Date Taken
Sunday, 9 July, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 15 July, 2017
Geographical Context
Coastal  Estuary, Marine 
Primary Subject of Photo
Beach 
Beach (from Tags)
Shingle 
Former (from Tags)
Water Tower 
Artwork (from Tags)
Sculpture 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TM 4669 5749 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:9.6309N 1:36.3236E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TM 4660 5714
View Direction
North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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