Friday, 31 October 2008

Terris Novalis in the Flesh

Enroute to Newcastle on Monday I just had to detour via the Terris Novalis which I've been drooling over since August.

Despite having a 15 year old map (oops redface) we just about managed to find it. They are as impressive as I'd hoped, although they don't really fit being just across the road from a modern housing estate.

They are beautiful.

Not 100% precision tools, and the animal feet are unusual, but so wonderful to gaze at. We had a stroll around them then a climb on the level (the theodolite looked a bit too tricky to climb in heels).

1 comment:

Kevin Nehring, PLS said...

Those are impressive sculptures. I'll agree that the artist took a bit too much artistic license with the feet though. I'll put it on my list of places to visit next time I'm in the neighborhood.