The red house

By mrswoolybill
Beside the River Wear at Sunderland, a haunting sculptural installation depicts a ruined house, with abandoned possessions still lying as they were when the owners fled.
The work was carved in situ from large blocks of red sandstone by Colin Wilbourn and Karl Fisher in the 1990s. They gave no explanation, but it is widely interpreted as referring to WW2 air raids.
Thanks for looking,

Tags: Sculpture Black and white Sunderland River wear Landscape and travel Wearside

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Fefe Plus
10 74 41 United Kingdom
20 Mar 2020 8:01AM
Must be summer...they have left the door open Wink
bliba Plus
16 1 2 Austria
20 Mar 2020 8:04AM

love it Wink
Jasper87 Plus
12 3.1k 162 England
20 Mar 2020 8:12AM
Very nicely paired up.
leo_nid 5 12
20 Mar 2020 8:27AM
a great piece of public art
love the inclusion of a human pair in the bg echoed by a pair of cranes
cats_123 Plus
18 5.1k 30 Northern Ireland
20 Mar 2020 8:35AM
Well composed shot 😁
kaybee 18 8.3k 27 Scotland
20 Mar 2020 9:29AM
Oh I like this a lot.
So many modern 'art installations' leave me cold, but I really like the look of this.
dudler Plus
19 1.9k 1947 England
20 Mar 2020 9:30AM
And there was me thinking you'd hung up your coat and rolled up your sleeves before getting to work with your camera...
20 Mar 2020 10:52AM
What a great idea and so very well executed.
Your view point compliments the sculptures work wonderfully, Moira.

mac Plus
20 14 Scotland
20 Mar 2020 11:16AM
If the coat is sculpted as well, it is very life-like. Well found and captured.
Saastad Plus
3 16 17 Norway
20 Mar 2020 11:55AM
Great composition and processing !
Joline Plus
16 38 59 United States
20 Mar 2020 11:58AM
Now there is an installation that makes sense. Very moving.
mrswoolybill Plus
15 3.3k 2536 United Kingdom
20 Mar 2020 12:00PM
Thanks everyone, and thank to Ian for his UA!
saltireblue Plus
12 13.1k 83 Norway
20 Mar 2020 1:42PM
I remember this installation having a slightly unsettling effect on me when you took us there. It was as if the people were still there, unseen...
Vambomarbleye 5 153 14 Scotland
20 Mar 2020 2:32PM
“An old raincoat won’t ever let you down” Rod Stewart.
mistere Plus
9 16 6 England
20 Mar 2020 3:12PM
A wonderful and well executed idea. Very nicely captured Moira. Love the composition of your image.
Very nice work.

20 Mar 2020 3:43PM
Agree with all of the above comments especially the idea of pairs, ie. cranes, people and the sculpture. Very well photographed
20 Mar 2020 3:46PM
Looks haunted.
capto Plus
10 7.0k 32 United Kingdom
20 Mar 2020 6:27PM
I feel the ghosts of the past looking out of the open door.Smile
chase Plus
16 2.4k 623 England
20 Mar 2020 6:30PM
Think that coat may be a tad big for you Moira, not to mention heavy Wink
LoryC 6 2 Italy
20 Mar 2020 6:35PM
Beautiful angle.

taggart Plus
17 47 15 United States
20 Mar 2020 6:49PM
All the elements telling their own story and speaking to one concern!
mrswoolybill Plus
15 3.3k 2536 United Kingdom
20 Mar 2020 9:15PM
Thanks again everyone, and thanks to Jennnn and Ivor for the UAs.
dales Plus
6 13 Australia
21 Mar 2020 7:25AM
"Wherever I hang my hat that's my home" , very well captured Moira
mrswoolybill Plus
15 3.3k 2536 United Kingdom
21 Mar 2020 8:14AM
And thank you Graham!
TrevBatWCC Plus
14 13 19 England
23 Mar 2020 12:46PM
Well spotted Moira, does have a surreal feel to it 👍
Trev 😀

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