Sunday, 20 August 2017

Hidden Henley

IF you take a walk along the Thames towpath in Henley you will spot these fine sculptures in the River

IF you take a walk along the Thames towpath in Henley you will spot these fine sculptures in the River and Rowing Museum car park.

They look out towards the river and are illuminated after dark.

They are the work of Sean Henry and, as I’m sure most readers know, portray multi-Olympic champions Sir Steve Redgrave and Sir Matthew Pinsent, who must have practised on the river in Henley many times.

Some readers may remember that in the early Nineties this area was a large open space — the riverside car park extension reached by concrete bridge over the Cold Bath Stream. David Chipperfield Architects designed the oak, concrete, glass and steel museum, which won the building of the year award from the Royal Fine Art Commission in 1999.

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