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Scallop

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On Aldeburgh's beach, a short distance north of the town centre, stands a sculpture called Scallop, dedicated to Benjamin Britten, who used to walk along the beach in the afternoons. Created from stainless steel by Suffolk-based artist Maggi Hambling, it stands 15 feet (4.6 metres) high, and was unveiled in November 2003. The piece is made up of two interlocking scallop shells, each broken, the upright shell being pierced with the words: "I hear those voices that will not be drowned", which are taken from Britten's opera Peter Grimes. The sculpture is meant to be enjoyed both visually and tactilely, and people are encouraged to sit on it and watch the sea.

Tags: Landscape and travel Sculpture by the sea

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viscostatic 15 50 11 United Kingdom
10 Jun 2018 8:33AM
I'm not usually a fan of modern sculpture but this one is rather beautiful. Excellent images Ivor.

Phil.
cats_123 Plus
17 5.1k 30 Northern Ireland
10 Jun 2018 8:43AM
Fan...tastic..😁
10 Jun 2018 9:02AM
looks great to me, however, it did cause some controversy in the past
10 Jun 2018 9:52AM
Fabulous Ivor.
I love the whole concept of the sculpture and your very well chosen view points at which to photograph it. Excellent !

JohnSmile
10 Jun 2018 9:53AM
Fabulous images
dales Plus
5 13 Australia
10 Jun 2018 10:21AM
Fascinating sculpture Ivor , terrific captures
Ian
10 Jun 2018 11:08AM
Two great images, Ivor.Smile
An interesting narrative about these beach sculptures.Smile
10 Jun 2018 11:43AM
Great images.
Sylvia
Mollycat Plus
8 21 2 United Kingdom
10 Jun 2018 2:15PM
Spectacular piece of sculpture Ivor, you've done it proud.
Peter.
10 Jun 2018 7:08PM
Wonderful shots Ivor. Cathy
pamelajean Plus
15 1.7k 2242 United Kingdom
10 Jun 2018 8:14PM

Quote:it did cause some controversy in the past


That controversial article was writtenin 2004, and the sculpture is still there, so all seems well.

I have always admired it, however it is photographed, and this is a fine image of it.
Maiwand 15 3 73 England
10 Jun 2018 8:34PM
Powerful image Ivor. Excellent capture.
Ron
bliba Plus
16 2 Austria
10 Jun 2018 9:08PM
Have a RC
Chinga Plus
11 3 2 United Kingdom
15 Jun 2018 3:49PM
Charming sculpture. Placed in the right location for it!
Isabel GrinGrin

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