Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Quantum Leap & Shrewsbury

On my visit to see the Dionne Swift exhibition mentioned in my last post I also found Shrewsbury to be a really interesting place to visit too! I've never been before (don't know why) & hadn't realised about the Darwin connection either.  When I spotted this amazing sculpture along the riverbank I was quite excited!  I think it's beautiful...
I've found out since a little about the piece which is called: Quantum Leap & you can read & see more here
  • Quantum Leap was unveiled in Mardol Quay Gardens, Shrewsbury to mark Darwin’s bicentenary in 2009. The sculpture represents Darwin’s ground breaking scientific ideas and his impact on the scientific world.
Designed by Pearce & Lal, the sculpture is an impressive 12 metres high and 17.5 metres long, weighing in at more than 100 tonnes

This is part of the Darwin Gate...

The Darwin Gate is a relatively new addition to the town. It is a piece of modern, public art created by Renn & thacker and it is located at Mardol Head.
The gate acts as the start and finish point for the Darwin walk around Shrewsbury.
The gate was opened by Councillor Miles Kenny (the Mayor of Shrewsbury) during a public unveiling in November 2004.

Lots of interesting patterns & textures on the buildings around Shrewsbury...
think a longer little weekend visit in the near future!?

1 comment:

Murgatroyd said...

What a fabulous sculpture! Will get along to have a look myself soon. Thanks for sharing x