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This is it! I've given up work -retired from the rat race and am about to start on a 10 year adventure, doing all those things I've been meaning to do but never had the time to do them. I've offloaded my responsibilities and it is now my time. So follow my adventures and see whether I actually manage anything!



Saturday, 5 May 2012

Hay's Galleria

Built in the 1850s, the original Hay's Wharf took deliveries from ships from all over the world. Nowadays, the huge glass and steel barrel-vaulted roof that covers the old dock gives the Galleria a unique atmosphere.




In the evening the Galleria looks really beautiful with thousands of fairy lights lighting the tall iron structures.















In the middle of the Galleria is a giant  sculpture called 'Navigators' specially commissioned from David Kemp. This 60ft high sculpture, weighing 14 tons, is a mixture of moving parts, water jets and fountains.

3 comments:

  1. That sculpture is really outstanding! I hope I get a chance to see it some day, but until then I have been gifted by getting to see London through your pictures and blog. Thank you!

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  2. Great shots of this amazing venue!

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  3. There are some beautifully enclosed Gallerias like this in Belgium, but none which were a warf!!! It is practical for shopping on rainy days though ;o)

    Gorgeous sculpture!

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