Saturday, 5 April 2014

5 in 5 - April 2014 - THE GLASS SUN

                                         Welcome to '5 in 5' where on the 5th of
each month I post 5 photos that I have
taken in 5 minutes. 

 This month I thought I'd share photos taken on a retreat.  I'd gone outside in the sun for a brief break and there are always good photos to be had by the water.  But today I was in London and just last evening I learnt that there was a 'sun' sculpture made of glass in one of the parks.  I didn't know where this was in relation to my meeting, but as luck had it, I discovered it was walking distance.  So I set off full of anticipation and I was not disappointed!  So this month, no photos taken in the sun, but a sun sculpture instead.  I love the unexpected, don't you!

I loved how it flowed with the branches of trees

and had wonderful shapes

and even more detail when you looked closer .

And I bet it looks even more amazing at night when it is lit up.

Here is more information about the sculpture and the artist.  If you have a chance, it is well worth a visit.  And there is more of Dale Chihuly's beautiful work to see in the Halcyon Gallery nearby.


Thank you for popping by and to everyone who has taken part in this monthly challenge.  I really look forward to seeing your photos and I hope you are inspired to get out your camera and join in. Here is the plan:

1.  Choose a location.

2.  Have your camera ready.

3.  Set a timer for 5 minutes.

4.  Take as many photos you can until the time is up.

5.  Choose 5 photos to download and share by using the link tool.
   You have until the 25th of the month to add your photos.  
And if you want to know more there are details here.

One more thing - when you use the link tool, please click on your post title.  This will show the web address. Please right click, copy and paste this as your link.  This will take readers directly to your '5 in 5' blog page and be easier for them to find.

And don't forget, you have until 25th to post your link!


  1. What a beautiful find Sandie - absolutely gorgeous.

  2. Wow, that's really lovely, Sandie. Well found, and thanks for sharing.

  3. wow that is an amazing sculpture - hoping to capture my 5 at the market today

  4. that is totally stunning thanks for sharing all those photos and I was amazed to read it is hand blown.....must have taken ages...... close up shots showing the more intricate details are great.

  5. Love the glass tree Sandie!

  6. It's so unusual and well worth photographing so we get to enjoy it too

  7. Oh my, that's a bright sight on a dull day! Glorious to see, especially the close-ups ... Thank-you for letting us see it - I never would have otherwise :).

  8. Sandie this is wonderful! The close ups are really beautiful, what a great ZIZO it would make. thank you so much for sharing it.

  9. That certainly is amazing......and it was great to see you again yesterday even if very briefly.

    1. It was great to see you too Jacky! I hope you enjoyed your visit to the show, I was very inspired and took lots of photos.

  10. What a beautiful sculpture - I can't help being amazed that it's intact in an open unguarded public place.


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