Watching nature take its course, from the top of a hill in northern England

The Family of Man


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Ancestor I, Ancestor II, Parent I

The Family of Man, by Barbara Hepworth at Snape Maltings. To be enjoyed by the family of man. In the background, the sails of boats on the river Deben

The sign is rather weathered

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The sculpture is rather tactile

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What I can’t capture here is the sound of an orchestra, rehearsing in the building behind me.

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Author: uphilldowndale

Watching the rhythm of rural life, from the top of a hill in northern England. Having spent most of my life avoiding writing, I now need to do it! I am no domestic goddess, but if I were expecting visitors to my home, I would whisk round with the duster and plump up the cushions and generally make the place look presentable. I hope that by putting my words where others may see them it will encourage me to ‘tidy up and push the Hoover around’ my writing. On the other hand I may just be adding to the compost heap. Only time will tell! Pull up a chair, sit yourself down, I’ll put the kettle on.

13 thoughts on “The Family of Man

  1. You are certainly getting about.

  2. An interesting place! xx

  3. These look familiar. I think the rest of the family lives at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park near Bradford. These are their grandparents. You can see the family resemblance. http://www.ysp.co.uk/exhibitions/barbara-hepworth

    • Love the Yorkshire Sculpture Park, going to go and visit again, when I reclaim my life, which isn’t long now yipeeee!!
      Can you see my photos OK, I keep getting broken links in WordPress…

  4. I’m getting broken links and blank pics in WordPress too. Not sure what’s causing it, people seem to see the pictures fine but not me!

  5. Getting it on Chrome too.

    What’s interesting is I can’t see your pics either – don’t know if you can see mine or not.

  6. I really like the sculptures, I think the soundtrack in the background must have been magical, and I am so flummoxed by WordPress that I don’t even want to talk about it. Maybe next week.

  7. What interesting sculptures! I can almost hear that music… 🙂

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