Welcome to my blog

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!



Wednesday, 24 September 2014

South Bank Mosaics

Around the Southbank area of Waterloo in the Borough of Lambeth,  are some amazing mosaics known collectively as the South Bank Mosaics. Often hidden away,the mosaics are created by volunteers working alongside professional artists. All the works are within a kilometre of Waterloo.

William Blake, artist and poet, lived in Lambeth from 1790 - 1800 and there are 70 mosaics of his work exhibited within this area. In 1809 Blake declared that he wanted his work to be seen by everyone. and Southbank Mosaics have set out to acknowledge Blake's wishes by making them free for all to see..There are also other mosaics depicting the lives of ordinary people as well as more well known characters. Here are a few mosaics that I have found.


I











Charlie Chaplin

























12 comments:

  1. Wonderful mosaics and shuch a great memorial one at the end

    ReplyDelete
  2. that must be fun looking for them. Some are very good and some are a bit weird. I like the Charlie Chaplin ones.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Wonderful indeed. Thanks for sharing them. I like them all! :-)

    ReplyDelete
  4. I love mosaics! Some of them are so intricate they look like paintings. Thanks for sharing these.

    ReplyDelete
  5. They are nicely done. I really like the spider one -- probably because I've been seeing some jumbo spiders since I've been in London!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Mosaics are always nice. The best I have seen in British Museum.

    ReplyDelete
  7. I love the Charlie Chaplin mosaics and how nice that a Street Sweeper gets his own bit of glory.

    ReplyDelete
  8. What an artwork these mosaics ! It sounds strange to me that they are in Waterloo, I wonder if this place was named after "my" Waterloo ?

    ReplyDelete
  9. Wow, that is beautiful art. I love it.

    ReplyDelete
  10. The artist who make those piece of art is fabulous...

    ReplyDelete
  11. love murals - i especially like the spider's web

    ReplyDelete

Thank-you for reading my blog. I would love to read your comments.