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Showing posts from February, 2017

Daytrips- Kenneth Barden & J E Tyrrell- Mosaic Murals- Gosport.

On my recent road trip holiday, I, like most people before they go away anywhere like to look up murals to visit whilst out and about. I like to then tell my travel companions that they are going to see wondrous sights filled with concrete, murals and tiles.  The 20th Century Society  is my go to helping guide for all the things that I need to see and I chose to see The Seaward & Harbour Towers.  I do like a good mural and I wasn't disappointed either. There was quite a lot of building going on so we couldn't get into the main area and it was very, very windy, so the blue block was to be seen only from far away.  'The pair of 16-storey tower blocks overlooking the harbour were clad with abstract unglazed mosaic murals made by Carter’s of Poole and running the whole 135 feet height. Hugely impressive due to their scale, these murals are best seen from the ferry whilst crossing the river.'

Day Trips-Worthing.

I saw a film once about Worthing from the 1950's and there was a flower festival on and a lady was brushing her path. I did not find the festival or the lady or indeed this fun view. We arrived and entered the long halls of the multistory car park. I like multistory car parks, they have stories to tell but this one had been told to keep quiet. There was an excellent font on the walls letting me know the levels and whether or not to go up or down. I did not photograph this. Outside in the seaside sun, I got out my ear muffs for warmth and debated whether to be on piste with sunglasses but February glasses with ear muffs just doesn't look good if not on actual piste. Looking around and walking we suddenly spotted... Moving on but never forgetting we looked at things like this; I liked the pier very much and all of the artworks and glass pieces. You can find out more about them here-  www.worthingartistsopenho

Collections-Shopping Lists.

I have had a bumper, yes bumper load of finds these past few weeks. One almost everyday except last Tuesday, which is very good going into these lean months of just beans and rice pudding.