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    01. Day 1 - Hyde Park, London [Plan B]

    Aaron Plewke Sep 24 '06 2
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    On the periphery of Hyde Park, an informal sidewalk gallery has been created by a row of local artists. To the left are the artists, seated in their cars, semi-consciously awaiting a potential patron.

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    This tree lined path is a formal axis for the park, calling at various monumental works of art along its' way...

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    refreshing frozen treats. I got a Ribena Ice.


    A charity race had ended shortly before we arrived to the park, and by this time - around 11:30am - there were more people socializing than exercising. After lingering for a while near the formal gardens and the frozen treat stand, we walked along the river toward the Serpentine Pavillion...

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    On this particular day, the pavillion's bubble was washed out by the bright sun. From a distance the white fabric was barely distinguishable from the sky around it.

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    Below the baloon. Great space. Obvious. People walk in and immediately know how to use it. It's a comfortable room.

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    We kicked it in the pavillion for a little while, watching the kids play, sketching. Eventually we wandered back out into the park...

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    Looking back...


    After a very short walk from the Serpentine, we found ourselves upon the Princess Diana Memorial Fountain (by Gustafson-Porter). This fountain succesfully marks a place within the park. A clear gesture in plan (the pearl necklace) couples with the subtle manipulation of the ground plane to create a space and a memorial that is simple yet open to interpretation.

    source: www.gustafson-porter.com


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