Wednesday, 23 March 2011

Reading town trip

A few Thursdays ago the art classes all went together to the centre of Reading to research about the architecture and also history of it. The most suprising aspect of it was the vast amount of sculptures around Reading and also the significance of it during the revolutionary 1800's. We also visited Reading museum and learnt how Huntley and Palmer's were one of the most revolutionary business people in their day making biscuits for the whole world.

Here are some pictures I took touring around.

This is a big collection of offices opposite Forbury gardens

Queen Victoria Statue near the museum

Reading town hall/ museum

St Laurence's church

An old building next to the graveyard near forbury gardens.
 The architecture I thought was really out of place but very interesting

A celtic memorial at the graveyard

The forbury lion. The lion is extremely complex- showing every muscle
on it's legs and abdomen.

Another slightly more
contemporary  design in a courtyard.

A contemporary sculpture with no
name or no artist. Many people
have different opinions on this piece.
A close business bought this piece to put
in their entrance.

A part of the Reading Abbey ruins

A part of the Oscar Wilde memorial down Chestnut walk

The Reading Prison. The Oscar Wilde
memorial is just
outside this because Wilde spent a lot
 of his time in Reading Prison.

Reading abbey ruins

The Blade. A new office building recently built. It
towers over all of the other buildings.

The Victoria gates that lead into Forbury gardens

New Topic- Local Reading

Our new topic is all about the local surroundings of Reading including artists and inspired pieces.