Leeds Kirkstall Abbey and Yorkshire Sculpture Park Photos

James Fox spent the majority of his Sky time for the Forest, Field and Sky documentary at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park, and mostly at James Turrell’s Skyspace, which is a building with a hole in the middle to permanently view the sky. It was commissioned in 2007.

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Kirkstall Abbey Photo

I think I took this photo in 2006, along with others used for my first Travel Thru History article on Kirkstall Abbey in Leeds, Yorkshire: Following a Monk’s Life. (the typo in the first paragraph wasn’t mine, although I do make them sometimes myself – it should be: I am sitting in the tranquil green grounds of Kirkstall Abbey, with the medieval building to one side and swans gliding somewhere between the River Aire and the lowering sun to the other.)

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The white line is a plane’s contrail, and a bird has flown off the nave’s edge at about where the 8 is on a clock.

I doubt if Turrell or the commissioners have seen my photo, but I was reminded of it while watching the Forest, Field and Sky documentary.

Available to buy or borrow on Amazon and some great big bookshops.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/XaW-Files-Beyond-Humanity-Fantasy/dp/1516969065/

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One thought on “Leeds Kirkstall Abbey and Yorkshire Sculpture Park Photos

  1. Pingback: Forest, Field and Sky: Art out of Nature 7 of 7 | greenygrey3

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