TM4657 : "The Scallop", Aldeburgh beach

taken 2 years 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)
Wednesday, 9 August, 2017
Geographical Context
Coastal  Park and Public Gardens  Estuary, Marine 
Primary Subject of Photo
Artwork (from Tags)
Beach (from Tags)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TM 4671 5749 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:9.6304N 1:36.3412E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TM 4669 5748
View Direction
East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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Sculpture  Artwork  Public Artwork  Steel Sculpture  Shingle  Beach 

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