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Saturday, 27 July 2013

A day at Jupiter Artland

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!

This is the wall behind the gift shop. It's so cool, it's as if the mirrors are peeling off in different colours! Love Auntie Leanne's excited face in this pic - it is in stark contrast to Uncle Paul's serious look!

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...?

 A lovely picture of Auntie Leanne and Uncle Paul

ONLY CONNECT (with the 3 Billy Goats Gruff...)


I love the fact the girl and Heather are sitting in almost the same way - we didn't set this up. Heather really does not like getting her photo taken so it was amazing to get this picture.


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.

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. 

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