Frieze sculptures

As usual on a Sunday, we performed our weekly shopping run to Sainsbury’s. I took the habitual photos which you see here:

Farmers’ Market
Farmers’ Market

Someone’s fed the pigeons
Someone’s fed the pigeons

Inside Sainsbury’s
Inside Sainsbury’s

Going through Chapel Market
Going through Chapel Market

Clouds and sun
Clouds and sun

When we were returning from Sainsbury’s, it had started to rain but, after lunch, the weather looked more promising. I took the above photo as we crossed through Sainsbury’s car park on our way to catch a 274 bus.

Police vehicles
Police vehicles

The bus stop is beside the police station in Tolpuddle Street. There are double yellow lines all along the road but the police park their vehicles here nonetheless. Who’s going to give them a parking ticket?

Aboard the 274
Aboard the 274

We went aboard the 274 and found front seats upstairs available.

Regent’s Canal at Regent’s Park
Regent’s Canal at Regent’s Park

We left the bus at Regent’s Park and crossed the bridge over the Regent’s Canal into the park.

Avenue
Avenue

We walked down the central avenue. The weather was now warm and sunny and there were crowds of people.

Drinking fountain Donated by Sir Cowasgee Jehangir
Drinking fountain
Donated by Sir Cowasgee Jehangir

We of course photographed the drinking fountain (inaugurated 1869) donated by Sir Cowasgee Jehangir.

Park cafe
Park cafe

We stopped for coffee at the park cafe.

A medical helicopter lands
A medical helicopter lands

There was some excitement when an area of the playing field was cleared and a medical helicopter landed. I don’t quite know what the purpose was except that something was collected from a police car and taken into the aircraft.

It turned and flew away
It turned and flew away

The helicopter then lifted, turned and flew away. Excitement over.

We had come to see the open-air exhibition of Frieze Sculpture, which now seems to be an annual event. Whether or not modern sculpture interests you, visiting it is free so why not? Below are pictures of some of the sculptures. I missed a few but cannot say this causes me huge regret. I will refrain from any commentary, artistic or other (which probably also says something about my opinion of the works!). As the sculptures are exhibited in a public place there are inevitably people interacting with them. Achieving a clear shot was rarely possible. On the other hand, the presence of people around, in and on the sculptures produced an interest of its own.

José Pedro Croft: Untitled
José Pedro Croft: Untitled

Tatiana Wolska:Untitled
Tatiana Wolska:Untitled

Anthony Caro: Palanquin
Anthony Caro: Palanquin

Carlos Cruz-Diez: Environnement de Transchromie Circulaire
Carlos Cruz-Diez: Environnement de Transchromie Circulaire

Stoyan Dechev: Event Horizon
Stoyan Dechev: Event Horizon

Rasheed Araeen: Lovers in the Regent’s Park
Rasheed Araeen: Lovers in the Regent’s Park

Sumayya Vally, Counterspace: Fragment of Serpentine Pavilion for Frieze Sculpture Park
Sumayya Vally, Counterspace: Fragment of Serpentine Pavilion for Frieze Sculpture Park

Isamu Noguchi: Play Sculpture
Isamu Noguchi: Play Sculpture

Jorge Otero-Pailos: Biosignature Preservation
Jorge Otero-Pailos: Biosignature Preservation

Vanessa da Silva: Muamba Grove
Vanessa da Silva: Muamba Grove

Solange Pessoa: Untitled, from Skull Series
Solange Pessoa: Untitled, from Skull Series

Annie Morris: Stack 9, Ultramarine Blue
Annie Morris: Stack 9, Ultramarine Blue

Yunizar: Induk Monster, (Motber Monster)
Yunizar: Induk Monster, (Motber Monster)

Ibrahim El-Salahi: Meditation Tree
Ibrahim El-Salahi: Meditation Tree

Rose Wylie: Pineapple
Rose Wylie: Pineapple

Bus stop
Bus stop

After that tour of the sculptures and trying to photograph them without too many people in the way, it was a relief to make for the main road and locate a bus stop.

On the bus for home
On the bus for home

And here we are, on the bus for home with a relaxing evening in view!

About SilverTiger

I live in Islington with my partner, "Tigger". I blog about our life and our travels, using my own photos for illustration.
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