Monday, August 06, 2007


Outside the Royal Festival Hall on the south bank of the Thames there are walls made of water.

They come and go and

it is difficult to predict

where exactly they will appear

next. Perhaps the best idea is to come prepared

with suitable


The installation is by the Danish artist Jeppe Hein. It first appeared on the site in 1951 during the Festival Of Britain - which was close to a decade before I was born. It looked like so much fun that it made me wish I was at least thirty-five years younger than I am.

That's my trouble - always too late or too early.

It will be there until the 16th September and is open from 10am until 10pm. Fun in the dark too, I expect.


Blogger Susangalique said...

It is a 100 degrees in the shade here, so gigantor water walls of a fountain sounds perfect for hot aug.

Tue Aug 07, 04:23:00 am  
Anonymous Clare said...

I don't think I can even imagine what 100 degrees in the shade feels like, Susangalique! It sounds pretty wonderful though.

Tue Aug 07, 09:04:00 am  
Blogger AYDIN ÖRSTAN said...

Perfect for global warming days as long as there is enough water.

Tue Aug 07, 07:48:00 pm  
Anonymous clare said...

Hi Aydin. I would just like to say that the UK has got quite enough water at the moment and definitely doesn't need any more.

Tue Aug 07, 10:08:00 pm  
Anonymous cfr said...

Love the pics of the children enjoying the water...

Fri Aug 10, 07:18:00 pm  

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