Another one ticked off the Summer Bucket List!
Today we had a wonderful day with our friends at Jupiter Artland near Edinburgh. We were blessed with beautiful weather (about 22 degrees and no rain!) which allowed us time to slowly explore all the art displays in the forest. Both kids were brilliant - they were sufficiently impressed and excited by what they saw and were happy walking round the 'curly-wurly' (just our name for them) hills. We even had time to squeeze in some lovely lunch, see the animals and have a run around.
A bit about Jupiter...It is a sculpture park where "works by many of today's leading artists, sculptors and land artists have been commissioned and then constructed in situ.The relationship of each artwork with its specific topographical location is a crucial feature of the artland, that is, art within the landscape."
The following pictures hopefully show all the fun we had!
Evan fractured a bone in his elbow a couple of days ago - fortunately, it is not holding him back at all. He had as much fun as the rest of us.
Love the next photo - we're not sure why we all have a different slightly annoyed face! what were we looking at...?
ONLY CONNECT (with the 3 Billy Goats Gruff...)
TEMPLE OF APOLLO
Don't you just love Uncle Paul's glasses?
The view through the top of the temple
Me and my boy - he's blowing raspberries at me
This is such a lovely piece and sadly last year (I think) it was vandalised and cut up. Fortunately the artist was able to recreate it.
CELLS OF LIFE
It is so difficult to capture how absolutely amazing these hills and water sculptures are. This picture is from the website.
Daddy and Evan made it to the top of one of the spirals
I love Daddy's happy face here
It is amazing how quiet it looks here - it was actually really busy - especially at the silver caravan at lunchtime!
Auntie Tracy can only take good photos - here's another one to prove it. hee hee
Uncle Paul trying to catch up with Heather as she runs (against the rules!!) round the spiral and trying to stop her falling in the water
You can just make out Daddy and Evan
Me and my girls - Heather didn't want her photo taken but managed to slide into the shot pretending to sunbathe!
Heather at the summit
This is a very unusual and big piece. I think it looks like faces or vegetables but it's exotic flowers. We all had fun running round this one.
Everyone had gone to see another exhibit at the bottom of the field then had a race back.
Uncle Paul took the race too seriously and ran all the way up...he was shattered. He was trying to run like Auntie Leanne in this picture.
We climbed to the top of this one but there were lots of wasps so we didn't hand about. It is a spectacular view from the top.
Once we had finished exploring all the exhibits and said hello to the sheep, pony, lama and donkeys (we've no photos of these), we headed home for a surprise Birthday cake for Uncle Paul in the back garden.
We had a wonderful day.