Tuesday, 18 September 2018

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Saturday (15th September) was a house boat-work day ...
George washed and polished Still Rockin' from stem to stern including the roof which was sticky with tree sap and I did the inside.  It was another warm day and folk were taking advantage of the sunshine out walking with friend, family and canines, the river was busy too.  Sorry no pictures ... too busy!

Sunday (16th)  we walked up the hill again as there's an area that we've yet not explored ...

Looking down the way we've come and up the hill too by the zig zag steps
A long distance shot taken in front of Cliveden House of the Fountain of Love ...

We discovered lots of statues we'd not seen before ... there's a link to some of them here (pdf) and here (Lynn Chadwick) 
There are twelve sites of Lynn Chadwick's bronze and steel sculptures installed at Clivden
Lynn Chadwick (1914-2003) was a British artist
known primarily for his work often inspired by the human form.

Joan of Arc

Joan of Arc, c.1838
Princesse MARIE-CHRISTINE D'ORLEANS (1813-39); Bronze (cast by Eck et Durand); signed with monogram: 'MO'
Inscribed on the marble pedestal are the words: 'Jeanne D 'Arc Par La Princesse Marie D'Orleans' (right); 'Elle Aimait Tant la France' (left)

Francis, Earl of Ellesmere

Prince Albert

The Fountain of Love taken from the Long Garden
Lynn Chadwick's work is on show at Cliveden until October 14th 2018.  Click here (scroll down) for a short National Trust video of his scupltures at Clivedon

This building was holding an exhibition of the stories  of local women who have been nominated by their women friends for their inspiration to others by their achievements in life.

Some very interesting stories too.
This spider web fascinated me, it was at least 12" in diameter and it was amazing to watch it swaying in the breeze.

It was an exhilarating walk in the very warm sunshine with the gusty wind keeping us a bit cooler ... most enjoyable!

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