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"The Spirit of Flight"

By Tooma
"In 2010, to commemorate the centenary of the Air Show held in the county town of Lanark, a memorial statue was erected on the railway embankment at Lanark Loch. This statue, "The Spirit of Flight", was constructed by P. Johnston and company of Ratho Byres Forge and shows replicas of three of the aircraft that actually flew at Lanark one hundred years earlier: a Bristol Box Kite, a Bleriot and an Antoinette.".

I was so surprised to learn about this Air Show, which was centred at the Lanark Horse Racing Track. I had no idea. I only fired off the one quick shot when I was there in the summer, being too busy with other interesting subjects, but I shall be after some better shots on my return.

Had to do a B&W of this too. V1.
http://www.clydesdalesheritage.org.uk/lanark-airshow-1910/





Tags: Scotland Photo journalism Landscape and travel Lanark Loch Lanark Air Show The Spirit of Flight

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Comments


dales Plus
6 13 Australia
13 Dec 2018 2:05AM
Amazing flight sculpture construction Tom !! Well captured Smile
Ian
Chinga Plus
11 3 2 United Kingdom
13 Dec 2018 2:55AM
Excellent sculpture. Great image (Colour for me)...
Isabel GrinGrin
NDODS 11 5.2k 127 United Kingdom
13 Dec 2018 7:29AM
A wonderful structure celebrating the history of flight. Great point of view in which to capture it at its best.

Thanks for sharing.

Regards NathanGrinGrinGrin
This is good. I like both versions mono is my favourite. Would like to see this statue myself
richmowil Plus
13 478 2 England
13 Dec 2018 10:09AM
Colour for me too Tom!!
taggart Plus
17 47 14 United States
13 Dec 2018 1:59PM
This is a wonderful sculpture-- I was enjoying the clouds and blue sky as well, took a quick look at the mono and that is also a fab, image! ( a 2 for one vote)
mac Plus
20 13 Scotland
13 Dec 2018 3:50PM
It is always amazing the statues and monuments you can come on when wandering about. It could be the Red Arrows or their day with a black smoke trail! Well caught and framed. Prefer the colour shot.
Ian

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