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Bottle of Notes

By oldgreyheron      
Created by Claes Oldenburg & Coosje van Bruggen was inaugurated in Middlesbrough's Central Gardens in 1993. The first image is an upward interior view, the second puts the bottle in perspective in the gardens. The outer white words read "We had every advantage we could desire in Observing the whole of the passage of the Planet Venus over the Sun's disk" by Captain James Cook; and the inner blue ones are "I like to remember seagulls in full flight gliding over the ring of canals" written by Coosje himself. The whole thing is a play on the maritime experience of sending notes in bottles - here we have the notes forming the bottle.


Tags: Art Steel Architecture Middlesbrough Bottle of notes Claes Oldenburg Coosje van Bruggen Central Gardens Polyurethane paint

Voters: BillRookery, Maiwand, ericfaragh and 13 more

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Maiwand 11 3 73 England
19 Jun 2017 8:47PM
Very clever puzzle Mike. Still have not made sense of it.!!!

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mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1913 United Kingdom
19 Jun 2017 9:26PM
I totally failed with this a while ago, couldn't find an image that I liked. This is brilliant.
Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
19 Jun 2017 11:02PM
Without the version I couldn't work out what I was seeing.
Amazing image Mike.
Joline Plus
11 30 53 United States
19 Jun 2017 11:04PM
The lead image is fantastic!

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