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'The Leviathan'

By TrevBatWCC    
Leaving Princetown, the coach outing took us down to Plymouth, dropping us in the Barbican area, where we had an hour to wander around before going on a boat trip.
Alongside Sutton Harbour is one of Plymouth's best-known landmarks, a sculpture commonly known as 'The Barbican Prawn' - but it's not a prawn! It was designed by metalworker Brian Fell, from Glossop in Derbyshire. This 33-foot sculpture, which was unveiled in 1996, amalgamated as many kinds of sea creatures as it could, as part of an effort to represent the variety of fish and shellfish landed on the Barbican. It has a cormorant's feet, a plesiosaurus's tail, the fin of a John Dory, a lobster's claws and the head of an angler fish - so in actual fact, it has no parts prawn.
Also known as 'The Plymouth Sea Monster', the sculpture's official name is 'The Leviathan', a sea monster referenced in the Old Testament, and which crops up in various works of literature.

Many thanks to Isabel (Chinga) for her User Award on my previous upload Prince o ales , most appreciated 🏆👍

Raw images processed in Adobe Camera Raw, tweaked in Nik Collection's Viveza 2 and Photoshop Elements 14.

Thanks again to everyone for your votes & comments on my previous uploads, it really is appreciated and encouraging 👍

Trev 😀

Tags: Devon Specialist and abstract Plymouth Leviathan sculpture

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bliba Plus
15 2 Austria
18 Jun 2019 10:33AM
interesting description and capture
18 Jun 2019 10:37AM
Revelation 13:1
And I saw a beast rising out of the sea, with ten horns and seven heads, with ten diadems on its horns and blasphemous names on its heads.
Saastad 2 16 15 Norway
18 Jun 2019 10:42AM
A lovely serie of photos, and a fine and interesting description too.
Good work Trev!

Techno Plus
13 6.1k 8 England
18 Jun 2019 11:09AM
beautifully taken and processed, love the three.....Once again narration builds the picture, top shots Trev.....

Jasper87 Plus
11 2.8k 158 England
18 Jun 2019 11:54AM
Braised or deep fried??😀😀😀
Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
18 Jun 2019 12:26PM
Fascinating sculpture Trev !! Very informative write up as well...
Isabel GrinGrin
dales Plus
5 13 Australia
18 Jun 2019 12:31PM
Such an impressive work of art Trev , excellent captures & narrative
ColleenA Plus
9 500 7 Australia
18 Jun 2019 1:32PM

Quote:Such an impressive work of art Trev , excellent captures & narrative

Great photos
CaroleS Plus
11 442 3 United Kingdom
18 Jun 2019 1:48PM
Well captured Trev. The Barbican used to have some interesting quaint old streets and shops.
cats_123 Plus
17 5.1k 30 Northern Ireland
18 Jun 2019 2:46PM
Hell fire and damnation!! 😁😁
18 Jun 2019 2:50PM
Excellent set
18 Jun 2019 3:40PM
An excellent sequence of well captured images of this wonderful fishy concoction, Trev!SmileSmile
I particularly like the final version which homes in on the detail.
A very interesting narrative.

Fefe Plus
9 57 37 United Kingdom
18 Jun 2019 4:12PM
Looks a nice plaice Trev Blush
Did any of those fish get battered to make that?
V2 for the close up is my fave!
KarenFB Plus
15 5.7k 183 England
18 Jun 2019 4:25PM
Interesting write up - I've always known it as the Plymouth Prawn! Smile Brilliantly caught, it's not an easy photo to take!
saltireblue Plus
11 12.2k 76 Norway
18 Jun 2019 4:38PM
The Codfather?
Looks like something from a "It came from the Deep"-type horror film!
18 Jun 2019 6:14PM
Happy to make it 30 - fascinating set of images! SmileSmileSmile
Mollycat Plus
8 21 2 United Kingdom
18 Jun 2019 8:08PM
Fascinating sculpture Trev, and a great looking set
18 Jun 2019 9:30PM
A wonderful sculpture Trev. Quite fascinating and nicely presented. Pam
LynneJoyce Plus
13 22 101 United Kingdom
19 Jun 2019 3:21AM
A wonderful trio of shots devoted to this impressive sculpture.
Irishkate Plus
11 45 121 United Kingdom
19 Jun 2019 10:09AM
Most interesting Trev - I like the close version to fully see all the fish.
I think version one for me the reason is you get the full shape of the which allows you to see how fantastic it


19 Jun 2019 12:22PM
Fascinating sculpture, Trev, I’d known it as ‘the prawn’. Excellent set, not easy to show it all well. 👍

19 Jun 2019 5:58PM
Great captures of this unusual sculpture.
Excellent images Trev, love V2.

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