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Aldeburgh Beach

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By Amy2


Aldeburgh Beach

A Sunday afternoon walk on a beach near us , I thought you might like to see it ..
Unveiled in 2003 as a striking tribute to Benjamin Britten – one of the twentieth-century's most important composers who spent much of his life in Aldeburgh and nearby Snape; the Scallop was conceived by Suffolk-born artist Maggi Hambling, and made by Aldeburgh craftsmen Sam and Dennis Pegg.
The wording on it is .
" I hear those voices that will not be drowned " from Britten's opera Peter Grimes



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How tall is it Amy? It is intriguing. I like your nice beach.

17 Mar, 2022

 

that is a stunning bit of art.

17 Mar, 2022

 

Klahanie ,It's 4 metres high . we have lovely beaches along this coastline ...
Its a fabulous piece of work Sbg , it's worth a walk to see it ...
Apparently there was a lot of controversy from some saying it spoilt the beach ,I disagree ...

18 Mar, 2022

 

I'm liking this tribute, Amy. It doesn't seem to be out of place, it is a coastal style feature. There'll always be people who disagree.

18 Mar, 2022

 

It gets a 'Like' from me . . . :o)

18 Mar, 2022

 

We've seen this when visiting my sister who lives on the Norfolk Suffolk borders.

19 Mar, 2022

 

Thanks Shirley ,I'm glad you like it ...
Linda I expect you've seen the house in the clouds in Thorpness a bit further up the road ..if not I'll put a photo on for you ...

22 Mar, 2022

 

I can't remember the house, so please let us see the photo Amy. Thanks.

22 Mar, 2022

 

Hi Lindak , I've put a few photos in a blog for you to see The house in the clouds x

23 Mar, 2022

 

Thanks Amy.

23 Mar, 2022

 

Now that’s a sculpture I really like & it doesn’t look out of place at all on the beach.

12 Apr, 2022



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