TM4657 : "The Scallop", Aldeburgh beach

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

"The Scallop", Aldeburgh beach
"The Scallop", Aldeburgh beach
"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.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 6 August, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 9 August, 2017
Geographical Context
Coastal  Public buildings and spaces  Estuary, Marine 
Beach (from Tags)
Shingle 
Artwork (from Tags)
Sculpture 
Primary Subject of Photo
Sculpture 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TM 4671 5748 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:9.6250N 1:36.3407E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TM 4669 5748
View Direction
EAST (about 90 degrees)
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