NZ2742 : The Journey

taken 3 years ago, near to Durham, County Durham, England

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The Journey
The Journey
This life sized sculpture by local artist Fenwick Lawson celebrates the foundation of Durham by monks of the Lindisfarne Community in 995AD. The sculpture depicts six monks carrying St Cuthbert's coffin and tells the “important and epic” story of monks carrying the body on its long journey from Lindisfarne before their journey’s end marked the foundation of Durham.

The sculpture was carved by Fenwick Lawson in 1977 from seven elm trees. Cast in bronze, it was installed in Millennium Square in the city centre and unveiled by HRH Princess Anne on 26 September 2008.

A plaque nearby (NZ2742 : The Journey (plaque)), attached to the wall of the library, gives more information about St Cuthbert and the journey.

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Geographical Context: Historic sites and artefacts City, Town centre People, Events Camera: Panasonic DMC-G7 other tags: Statue Sculpture St Cuthbert Monks Coffin Click a tag, to view other nearby images.
This photo is linked from: Automatic Clusters: · Durham [1098] · St [122] Other Photos: · The Journey (plaque) · A Lindisfarne Monk Title Clusters: · The Journey [3] ·
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NZ2742, 1523 images   (more nearby 🔍)
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Date Taken
Friday, 21 May, 2021   (more nearby)
Monday, 24 May, 2021
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 274 426 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:46.6757N 1:34.5142W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 274 426
View Direction
West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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