5 things that do not need to go to London
London is the capital of the Great Britain - this phrase is familiar to everyone who has studied English. It is not entirely correct, since Great Britain is the name…

Continue reading →

The Garden of Space Speculations in Scotland
The garden of cosmic speculation in Scotland ranks first among the most unusual gardens in the world. It was created by American landscape architect Charles Alexander Jenks in 1989 in…

Continue reading →

Cromarty Firth Oil Platform Cemetery
In the remote harbor in the north of Scotland, between two steep promontories are dozens of old oil platforms. They have been idle for several decades, quietly waiting for the…

Continue reading →

Irish Heavenly Garden at Crater

At first glance, this place looks very strange, although at a second glance too … A giant large-scale landscape monument called the Irish Sky Garden in Crater was created by the famous American artist James Thurrell. Yes, this is an artificial landmark, but it is very attractive!

James Turrell is one of those artists who belong to the pleiad of Californian conceptualists. It was he who in the late 1960s declared that the object as a work of art is a past stage. They began to develop space projects based on optical effects. They were interested, above all, in the phenomenon of direct visual perception, a sense of pure sensory experience, as well as a mechanical search for a facet, where reality differs from appearance.

The Irish Heavenly Garden is one of the conceptual attitudes created according to the “open sky” principle called skyspace. This unique minimalist garden is located in Cork, Ireland. This is a kind of natural observatory where everyone can become a visitor. However, the concept of the artist implies confidentiality, observation and meditative immersion.

The essence of the installation is as follows: visitors penetrate through a black tunnel, going to a bright light, which symbolizes birth, and this should give viewers a charge of optimism. This is a crater 13 meters deep. When you enter, at the bottom of the crater you will see a stone in the center on which you can lie and watch the horizon – to admire and enjoy the “firmament.” According to the author, the walls of the crater overlap your peripheral vision, emphasizing the “infinity and variability of the sky.”

James Turrell likes to surprise his viewers with light manipulation, because this is his main tool and material. The master turned the crater into a massive observatory, presenting it as a heavenly studio. His genius is that he makes us see beauty in the simplicity of the idea and the complexity of the design at the same time. Each element was carefully designed to appear natural, but it did not remain random – everything was done by human hands. Such attention to detail shows that each item was made with careful attention. On the background of soft green grass and exactly cut off the upper edge of the crater you can only see the Irish sky. It is a guarantee that you will enjoy the afternoon or night sky without the slightest interference.

The picturesque Arch Durdle-Dor
Speaking of the Jurassic coast, it is worth mentioning such a picturesque place as Durdle-Dore. This natural limestone arch is a popular tourist attraction on the English Channel coast in…

...

Britain. London cuisine: all about fish & chips
You know how Sizzling and shkvorchit oil, when he is throwing are covered in the test fish? Most likely, Yes. If not, you can get acquainted with this sound in…

...

Dark Alley - the quaint tunnel of Ireland
Dark Alley - a popular natural landmark of Ireland, known far beyond its borders. Freakish trees grow near the village of Armoy in County Antrim, Northern Ireland. The tunnel is…

...

history of Scotland
Scotland was originally inhabited by people engaged in hunting and gathering, who came from England, Ireland and Europe about 6000 years ago. They brought the Neolithic era with them to…

...

Christmas in England: traditions and secrets
Christmas in England loomed in October, when most of them sat at home at the table and, sticking out the tip of his tongue, with the most serious look wrote…

...