Sunday, April 11, 2010

Dream, St Helen's

I took a short break from campaigning in the elections in Liverpool Wavertree to take Mum and Roger to visit a public art sculpture on the site of a former colliery close to St Helen's - Sutton Manor.

Towering 20m above the ground, very close to the M62, the NorthWest's answer to the Angel of the North is a very impressive statue. Dream was created by Jaume Plensa in conjunction with Channel 4.

I wont tell you loads about it, you can read the link above. But I thought a few photos might be interesting to share, the marble of the statue contrasted beautifully with the cloudy sky.

It is fabulous, definitely worth an hour of your time to take a walk up there and contemplate. We also enjoyed the iron benches set around the trail, commemorating the colliery - especially the one celebrating canaries. I bet there are not many monuments to them more generally.

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