Ode of Remembrance

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Cowdray Hall, Aberdeen

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:

Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.

At the going down of the sun and in the morning,

We will remember them.

“For the Fallen” – Laurence Binyon (1914)

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Take a Seat…

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Warning: unsuitable for those with piles

Located near the entrance to the old Scott Sutherland School of Architecture at The Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen, this concrete armchair is presented in the style of Le Corbusier’s LC2 chair: a classic design which has been often copied.

I really love the weathered texture and the leaves growing from the seat “cushion” in this example.

The School has now relocated to a brand new facility within the Sir Duncan Rice Building, a little further east on the campus along the banks of the river Dee, and is certainly worth visiting.

I’m looking forward to the end of year show in June. Details available here. The event will showcase the work of the degree and masters graduates, and will be fascinatingly insightful – I’m certain of that.

In the meantime, I might just take a seat and wait…

Present & Future

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Present & Future by Rosemary Beaton

This sculpture, designed by Rosemary Beaton, is located at the entrance to the Prime Four business park.

The male and female heads are constructed from laser cut metal, finished in the colour blue. The heads rest upon “waves” created from mounds of turfed grass.

The sculpture represents achievements and aspirations within industry, and the waves connect with Aberdeen’s sea history.

The sculpture was commissioned by Drum Property Group and was completed in 2014.

There is word that further sculptures will be created in the future as the business park expands.

I look forward to seeing them.

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Water Feature Outside the Cafe

This water feature is easily missed as you pass-by the fountain on your way to the Hazlehead cafe. I took this long exposure in order to capture the wetness of the carved rock slab. I was particularly taken with the autumnal colours and green moss, as well as the tiny, wispy water falls.

To this day, I still don’t know if this sculpture has a name! If anyone knows, please comment below, as I’d love to know.