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How about this for the Chilterns?

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Yeah yeah, I know the Chilterns are an ‘Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’ but sometimes even nature can be given a helping hand.

This beautiful sculptural path winds its way through a forest outside Tallinn, Estonia. It’s a temporary installation by architect Tetsuo Kondo. What do you think of it? I absolutely love it, the idea of giving a new perspective all about movement to something so ancient and implacable (Whoa! That was a bit deep for a Monday morning. I knew I wasn’t feeling well.)

Wouldn’t it be great to see something like this in Wendover Woods? The woodland around Goring?  Up on Whiteleaf? Come on British architects, lick your pencils and get going!

PS Sorry for the computer glitch this morning for those who follow the blog – my itchy ‘send’ finger popped the photo over to you before I’d written the copy.

6 comments on “How about this for the Chilterns?”

  • Anna Merritt January 30, 2012

    And it might get the kids to actually enjoy the walk rather than whinge the whole time! Don’t they know what’s good for them???

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  • Kathy January 30, 2012

    I love it! This would be amazing and something lovely for everyone – young and old – to enjoy.

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  • Muddy Stilettos January 30, 2012

    You know what will happen if they build on in the UK – it will be yellow brick with white plastic mouldings!

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  • Sarah Wiseman January 30, 2012

    There used to be a sculpture trail up on Christmas Common that was through the woods, it is a shame but it closed due to lack of funding. It was really beautiful. X

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  • Sue Bealing January 30, 2012

    Yes, and surely art within the landscape is as good a way as any of highlighting the sheer wrongness (you know what I mean) of HS2 in it… who’s for a bit of political woodland art?!

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  • lizzywilliams January 30, 2012

    I think stopping HS2 would be a far better use of our time!

    Reply

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