Friday, September 26, 2008

Art on the Stort

If you needed an excuse apart from the charms of the river itself, to visit the Stort, then consider Parndon Mill just outside Harlow. Situated alongside a lock, this huge old mill now houses a gallery and several artists workshops. It seems also to have been central in the development of the Stort sculpture trail which I mentioned the other day.

We popped in today on our way past to look at a brilliant exhibition of glass art. If I were a rich man I would have bought most of it. The man in charge was explaining to us how some of the sculptures along the canal were created, particularly the one relating to a watermill, which the year before had been designed along with local school kids and trialled as a mown grass sculpture in the nearby meadows and photographed from the air.

A good place for a walk and a picnic, and an even better one for a stop off from the boat.

Take a look at their website here

My dongle signal is very poor tonight so photos will have to wait until tomorrow - sorry

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