I really wanted to have a LSR this morning but family life got in the way and this was reduced to a ‘6 mile try as hard as you can run’. I ran, I tried, I got cold, it was windy but dry.
Yesterday after parkrun as the weather was so lovely we headed out to Ilfracombe. I have been wanting to go for a while to visit Verity. Verity is a Damien Hirst creation, she stands 20.25 metres tall (66.43 feet) and weighs 25 tonnes. Devon’s very own Statue of liberty.
That’s her from across the water. Quite a sight. Now I am not even going to begin to explain the deep meaning she holds, click here if you want to read more and want to see a front picture. (this I could not take as I did not have a floating crane with me!) Now opinion was divided in our party, (as I am sure it is in the town and across Devon), two to one as to whether she was lovely or not, I will let you make your own mind up. Verity is pregnant, one profile view shows a beautiful lady with child, the other profile shows a cross-section revealing the foetus and muscles underneath all anatomically correct I am sure. The lighting and my iPhone camera does not catch the cross-section so well, apologies.
I think she is quite amazing.
Across the other side of Ilfracombe we found another statue, another female but very different if stature and meaning.
This is Kate
I love her too. Sadly Kate was a Russian student staying in the town, when she fell to her death from Hillsborough a cliff the other side of the harbour. Her family commissioned the statue and dedicated it to her.
Lots of other photos taken, more doors, windows and a new collection ‘turrets’ I knew you would be pleased!
A lovely afternoon enabling me to get lots of ammunition for further Janathon blogs.