Tempus fugit! “Tick. Tick. Tick. This is the sound of your life running out.” ― Anonymous A wee post about Swindon’s Jubilee clock. Moved from its original town centre home, it now resides outside Swindon’s railway station. Designed by Edwin Wright and made by the Cumbrian Clock company it didn’t thrill everyone when
A wee post I have just written for Visit Wiltshire about the West Swindon sculpture tour. With half-term happening it might be worth checking out – a free activity. Walk it, cycle it, yomp it or stroll it. But above all experience it and enjoy it! 🙂 The West Swindon
Tuesday 17th September Remembering the days of our glorious murals (From Swindon Advertiser). Here’s a lovely article by Barry Leighton in today’s Swindon Advertiser reminiscing about the glory days of Swindon’s murals. I’ve written about Ken White myself on this blog. As Barry notes in his article, many of these
At the end of part 5 of this series, Kim and I had reached Nexus at Freshbrook, at which point we called it a day as we were ready for dinner. We’d been out for hours and had a great time but had still only visited 5 out of the
West Swindon sculpture walk – Part 1.
Here’s a link to a map of this sculpture trail. In part 4 of this series my companion and myself visited ‘Hey Diddle Diddle’ which is in The Prinnels, West Swindon. I explained about spending the last twenty years seeing but not really ‘noticing’ that sculpture from the bus and
I recently posted about the wheel sculptures that can be seen on the Old Town railway path: ‘There are five wheels, from the Old Town direction towards the railway and Wootton Bassett Road they are Earth, Air, Fire, Water and Conceive. Each wheel has two parts, a small wheel showing
Below is a link a map and some descriptions of the sculptures: The Sculpture Tour West Swindon In part 3 of this series I wrote about ‘White Horse Pacified’ a 1987 sculpture by Julie Livesey and created during an international artists exchange between Swindon and Lisbon, Portugal, funded by the Calouste
….to me at any rate. Yesterday (Sunday 21st June 2013)myself and couple of friends went out on an EXPOTITION: we set out on a walk – this walk to be exact – a circular route beginning and ending at Croft Leisure centre and taking in Croft Wood, Wichelstowe Canal and Town Gardens.
Whenever I see this cow sculpture it makes me smile and think of one of my favourite Ogden Nash poems: ‘Two cows, mildly mooing: No bull; nothing doing’ Which, if you think about it, is a masterclass in understatement. As is: ‘The cow is of the bovine ilk; One end is