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Turning the place over


The mechanism for this piece of modern art is enormous, there are stays and rotators in side the building. The radiators have been left on the wall and it must have been a difficult job to cut out the section without any major damage.

It is fascinating just to stand there and watch the movement of the work, when closed it is difficult to see the join and then it opens and you are aware of this massive piece of building rotating. There is a YouTube video of it in action here.

Turning the place over


The mechanism for this piece of modern art is enormous, there are stays and rotators in side the building. The radiators have been left on the wall and it must have been a difficult job to cut out the section without any major damage.

It is fascinating just to stand there and watch the movement of the work, when closed it is difficult to see the join and then it opens and you are aware of this massive piece of building rotating. There is a YouTube video of it in action here.

comments (15)

  • Ginnie
  • United States
  • 6 Feb 2008, 01:52
I have never seen anything like this in my life, Les. It truly is an amazing, technologically finessed piece of art!
Les Auld: All that and more Ginnie, thanks for commenting.
  • Kay
  • Portland
  • 6 Feb 2008, 04:00
Wow...this is very intriguing. I love the angle of view here, Les. Well done.
Les Auld: Thanks Kay, and the view is continually changing as it rotates.
  • Catalpa
  • Newcastle
  • 6 Feb 2008, 07:23
I like this view better than the last one. It really is an extraordinary thing!
Les Auld: Thanks Ian, have to agree on the extraordinary bit.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 6 Feb 2008, 09:48
Excellent and the Youtube explains it very well. Such a pity that it will be going to waste.
Les Auld: Couldn't agree more Louis, it would be better if it could survive longer.
It must be quite amazing to watch Les.
Les Auld: It is Bernie, I just stood there entranced.
  • Kathryn
  • Germany
  • 6 Feb 2008, 12:21
This is such a unique photograph. I had to work to figure it out. Thank you for posting the link, Les.
Les Auld: My pleasure Kathryn, glad you like it.
What a unique and intriguing shot. Well done Les
Les Auld: Thanks Richard, I suppose you could say it is a unique work of art as well.
  • Tracy
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 6 Feb 2008, 13:24
Wow what an unusal structure Les.
Les Auld: Very unusual Tracy. Thanks for the comment.
This shooting angle is even more intriguing. richard
Les Auld: Thanks for the comment Richard.
Think I go with the others on this Les. Yesterday set the scene but today's angle is much more interesting. Well done.
Les Auld: Thanks Brian, it does need a couple of images to really set the scene.
  • blackdog
  • Uni Library
  • 6 Feb 2008, 16:52
Wow impressive - I thought it was a mirror at first - will have a look at the vid later!
Les Auld: Thanks Mike, it does take a bit of working out.
This is so fascinating! Great photograph, Les. (:o)
Les Auld: Thanks Rosalyn, glad you like it.
  • Bill Phillips
  • Droitwich ...has been a nice day
  • 6 Feb 2008, 21:49
I still can't get over that somebody had the idea of doing this...and made it work!
Les Auld: The idea must have been the difficult bit Bill. Making it work is really just mechanics, but with care and thought.
  • Ann
  • SucÚ sur Erdre - France
  • 6 Feb 2008, 21:49
What a surprising and original composition !!!
Les Auld: Thanks Ann, unique I suspect.
  • Aussie
  • Back on nights
  • 6 Feb 2008, 22:43
That is a facinating bit of art work. Must visit utube to see it in action.
Les Auld: Thanks Aussie, fascinating is probably the best word to use here.

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