Friday, 30 December 2011

Triffid


I don't think I have posted a photo before showing the close-up detail of a column of the bandstand in Roberts Park. (See my post last Tuesday for a photo of the whole structure.) There was originally a modest bandstand in Victorian times but it was dismantled at some stage.  During the restoration of the park in 2010 the bandstand was re-instated.  On the website of Chris Topp, wrought iron works, I've recently come across a fascinating account of how the design evolved, from a series of drawings made by children at Saltaire Primary School, who combined the two ideas of 'music' and 'park'.  The result was these colourful horns blowing flowers.  Actually there are four different designs for the capitals.  The account is, I think, worth reading and the results worth studying.

11 comments:

  1. It was indeed a "fascinating account". Thanks for the link and another lovely photo.

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  2. Wonderful and so colourful!

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  3. The children must get a kick out of seeing their design adorning the band stand. "The Day of the TRiffids" was an unforgettable movie.

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  4. Very colorful and joyful! we should let children decide more often, at least when it comes about arts and decoration.

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  5. Splendid, that you observed and took an image of this detail . . there you go again, you must really have a "keen eye" for spotting, evaluating and finally deciding if the image is worth capturing . . and how the final cropped product will appear . . well done . .again.

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  6. I spent a little time trying to figure out just what the photo represented before reading your text. A very interesting article, and concept. I'll bet the kids were very proud of the finished product. Jim

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  7. Love the colours and the idea!

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  8. Those white and green streamers are made of icing sugar. I know because I just pulled one off and ate it!

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  9. Lively and colorful, Jennyfreckles. Have a wonderful year next year, Jenny.

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  10. To tell you the truth, your image of the column really needs to be added to that fascinating account of how the design came to be. Your image of it is perfect! ~Lili

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