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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!



Sunday, 16 September 2012

Art in the Park at Tatton

Walking through Tatton Park in Cheshire I came across some very strange installations. Apparently they were part of an exhibition called 'Flights of Fancy'. I photographed the accompanying explanation. Much better than me trying to precis it.


This is a photograph taken through the window of the van, hence the reflection of the trees.


The microphone was huge. At first I couldn't work out where the sound of aircraft  was coming from and then I looked up.

 I loved this one. It just looked as though the giant balloons would float away taking the bridge with them.







37 comments:

  1. Oh my, these are just simply amazing! Wow! You are so lucky to have seen this and kudos to you for sharing all this. :-)

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  2. Great exhibition. Love art like this that is a bit tongue-in-cheek.

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  3. What an interesting exhibition. I like the last one best.

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  4. Wow! I LOVE the bridge being held up by the balloons! :o)

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  5. What a strange-but-fun place!

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  6. What a beautiful park, I watched your previous post too, a ver nice place to visit.

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  7. What an unusual exhibition for Tatton to do. Good fun though.

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  8. What a wild exhibit!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  9. Some amazing creations there.

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  10. That is really amazing and fun.

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  11. That is an incredible exhibit! Amazing and fun look at your world! Terrific captures for the day! Thanks for sharing them with us!! Have a great week!

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  12. Beautiful exhibits and great pictures too. Thanks for sharing

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  13. That's my kind of art exhibit, one with whimsy and surprise.

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  14. There is an ethereal quality to all these works. Creative people ahead of their time and thinking outside the box. Thanks as always for sharing your discoveries.

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  15. a very interesting post. I bet it took a lot of time to pass throu that. Studying everything. Soo cool. Thanks for sharing. :)

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  16. Flights of Fancy indeed. I love this post. What wonderful creativity.

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  17. What a great post and fun art installations ~ Excellent photos ~ (A Creative Harbor)

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  18. Hi there - I think I like the ballon bridge most.

    Dubai was a long way to go for a week - but thats work I suppose. I think more and more people will end up going there as its become a very importanat "hub" for air flights. It does have a certain interest - but I think I may prefer it during the winter!

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  19. I would have loved to see this art installation in person. Thanks for sharing your photos!

    Cheers ... visiting from Our World Tuesday

    Here’s mine:
    http://turningboholano.blogspot.com/2012/07/eradicating-poverty.html

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  20. What fun art and nice shots. I want to walk on that balloon bridge!

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  21. These are so much fun. I enjoyed the post and would love to wander there sometime.

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  22. these are curious installations, indeed. the balloons are my favorite. The Cartland Institute for Romance Research is quite interesting! i was a Cartland reader in high school, courtesy of my spinster aunt.:p

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  23. This is such a wonderful project! Such unique ideas! I am dreaming of standing on that floating bridge. :)

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  24. What a fun place to visit. The art exhibits are all cool. My favorite is the balloon bridge "flights of fancy", I even like the name. great post and photos, thanks for sharing. Have a wonderful day!

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  25. I love your blog and am a bit wistful at the thought of being able to go where I want and do what I want as I am still anchored to that four letter word - work. Blessings!

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  26. This is a real cool place with wonderful installations.

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  27. What a fun exhibition. How nice you get to see it in person. Thank you for taking photos so we could see it too.

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  28. I love the balloon bridge... it looks like something from a fairy tale scene.

    Mollyxxx

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  29. I'll have to say, I've had a lot of fun just going back over many of your posts. You have really had a wonderful time since last November - in fact, quite an adventure with the paralymics and all the other things you've done and seen, like this exhibit. Amazing! Lucky you! And you are so smart to be doing it Now and not later! Look forward to reading some more of your adventures :)

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  30. I like the bridge very much, the other items are also very original. The only thing which bothers me with modern "Art" is that you need to read an explanation to understand the meaning ! We had a modern Art exposition here in Waterloo and amongst other strange paintings and sculptures there were 4 white cushions nailed on a wooden board. I honnestly prefer them on my sofa !

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  31. What a fun exhibition! Our dreams to fly into the air never ends. Like an amphibian car, there will emerge a car that can fly. I like the idea of Balloon Bridge and its form is beautiful.

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  32. What a interesting exhibition. We used to enjoy visits to Tatton Park when our daughter lived in Knutsford.

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  33. I love the flights of fancy...what a great capture!!
    Laurie @ Pride in Photos

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  34. Wonderful exhibit, informative too. Love the balloon bridge the most. And just the mention of Barbara Cartlend brings back memories of my youth. :)

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