Hello there! Many "Thanks" for your kind comments on my last post. It was amazing to see such an array of butterflies all at once. A bit like buses, you wait for ages and then three turn up at once!
On Saturday the weather was once again hot and sultry. I like the weather to be warm but don't really like it when it's too hot. But when you have good weather you can't stay indoors! The question was where could we go that wouldn't be too hot.
A few months ago as we were ambling along in the car we drove past The Sculpture Park at Churt. We had never heard of it but thought that it might be worth a visit one day. Well, that day was Saturday!
We initially got a bit lost and the OH said that he was running very low on diesel. He joked that we might run out. I didn't think this was funny - trying to find a petrol station in the blistering heat was not a pleasing thought!
Anyhow, we saw a man outside a local shop and he thankfully directed us to a petrol station.
We arrived at The Sculpture Park. Not many cars were parked outside. We thought that this might be a bad omen but as it turned out there were many fine sculptures - some creepy, some quirky but there was something that would please most people.
Most of the sculptures are for sale but with a hefty price tag! The Gladiator Bull one above I found creepy! I could just picture it in "The Adams Family" home. Do you remember that TV show, it was on in the late 1970's. A film was made of it with Angelica Houston as Mortitia. I can just envisage Lurch the butler placing visitors hats on the bulls horns and draping their coats on the arms. Maybe I have too vivid an imagination and should stop before you all come to the conclusion that I am completely ga-ga! I can hear the OH say, "It's only what I've known for years!"
But I liked the ever so large pull along toy horse.
Some pieces were quite abstract.
Whilst others were on a theme. There were many horse sculptures. I really liked the above.
KP liked the dog in this one.
The OH joked that this is the dogs owner praying that the dog doesn't poo and expect him to clear it up!
There's always one that will lower the tone!
There were sculptures made of wood, bronze, granite, glass, copper, slate, steel, stone and recyclables.
There were many interesting and varied items.
KP liked this rocking horse.
This sculpture was called "Headache". The sculptor has captured it pretty well but, you wouldn't want it in your front garden, would you?
I liked this wooden sculpture of the sun.
And the metal sculpture that you could see beyond it.
I thought that this one was quirky.
This was one of my favourites.
KP liked this horse made from driftwood.
The downright bizarre. Looks like the Harry Potter "Sorting Hat" on the top!
An interesting rooster.
We came across horses made from various thrown away items including a typewriter, a telephone, old dolls and other bits and bobs!
Take a closer look and see what you'll find!
We came across another horse. This one made of old horseshoes.
I really liked the person made from horseshoes.
I also liked this.
And this "Dandelion Head".
Some things were more abstract than others or as KP said "That's a bit random!"
There were many birds - some made of wood and some of metal.
Peculiar. Three pouting ladies! Trying for the Angelina Jolie look!
The Sculpture Park is set within ten acres of arboretum.
There were over 700 pieces in total. There are 150 sculptors who exhibit their work here. Some of the exhibits had been taken to London on loan and were displayed in the Olympic Park.
I took many photographs as you can see.
I liked this one of the dog and the tortoise.
I also liked this "random" work.
I was impressed by the variety of the work on display.
The OH liked this totem pole.
Another peice referred to as "random" by KP.
Some of the exhibits were massive!
And finally, a quirky elephant!
I apologise for the amount of photos in this post but it was going to be too difficult to choose which ones to leave out so I thought that the more I included the more of the flavour of the place you would get! I hope you enjoyed the trip!
Until next time,