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Voyage

By Philip_H
One of two twin androgynous statues by the Icelandic sculptress Steinnun Thorarinsdottir.

This one stands on a basalt plinth at the confluence of the River Hull and Humber estuary, in the port city of Kingston upon Hull, England. The other stands at Vik in Iceland (next upload). The identical statues are separated by 942 miles as the crow flies.

Entitled 'Voyage' ('För' in Icelandic), both figures face out to sea to emphasize that the waters dividing Iceland and the British Isles are also the trade routes that unite.

Thanks for all the C&Cs on 'Walk On By' and a special thank you to Jenn for her very much appreciated UA Grin

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Tags: Statue Architecture Hull The deep River hull Kingston upon hull Digitally manipulated Public art Voyage Humber estuary Steinnun Thorarinsdottir

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mrswoolybill Plus
15 3.2k 2521 United Kingdom
22 Apr 2016 6:26PM
Intriguing - at first sight I assumed that this was Gormley - the individual trapped in his own shell of isolation and yearning to break free.
Chinga Plus
11 61 3 United Kingdom
24 Apr 2016 11:08AM
Amazing architecture...
Good image...
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