Photo Blog – Walking the Lea

It’s Springtime, and we have warm weather, blue skies, and the beginning of the blossom and daffodil season. The Lea Valley and the area around the Olympic Park remains unknown to most Londoners, and to most visitors to London –  a situation that will change drastically later this year in the build up towards, and in the aftermath of, the 2012 Olympics.

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Plane trees

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New Philosophers' Walk

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New Philosophers' Walk and Olympic Stadium

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The above photo is of a large photograph on display on the Greenway, facing the Olympic Stadium. It’s by Neville Gable, Artist in Residence for the Olympic Delivery Authority, and it’s called Freeze Frame.

“Based on ‘Bathers at Asnieres’ by Seurat, Neville Gable has created a photograph evoking the spirit of the painting. The characters inhabiting the image are taken from the teams of specialist landscape gardeners, security staff, engineers and designers working on the Olympic Park and reflect the range, diversity and skills of the people who currently occupy the site.

When Seurat painted the Bathers at Asnieres in 1883 it was seen as a radical image, based as it was on working class people in an urban park, in an industrial landscape. Seurat was one of the first artists to celebrate the ordinary working man in the places they inhabited.”

http://greatlengths2012.org.uk/

http://greatlengths2012.org.uk/all-comments/

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All photos taken with a Samsung Galaxy S2 8 megapixels

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About 3D Eye

Gary Foskett and Clare Blackhall are educationalists, writers and consultants. We work with schools and other organisations who share our vision of how schools, businesses, etc should work in the 21st Century. We also run courses and contribute to conferences - speaking about our three dimensional model of intelligences and how schools, colleges and universities can develop the full potential of all their staff and students. We also offer consultancy for businesses and public sector organisations to support staff training and organisational change and development. For more detailed information read our blog at https://3diassociates.wordpress.com/ or see our website at www.3diassociates.com.
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