Daily Archives: Monday, 29th Aug 2011

Weight and Stuff Report – 29 August 2011

Oooh, the excitement! Down a teeny bit today.

I’ve been having a quiet day in today, what with it being a bank holiday. I did contemplate going somewhere, but I couldn’t quite decide where, so I didn’t.

What I did do was another twenty minute exercise bike session, Garmin evidence available for anyone who likes graphs.

I haven’t gathered enough tuits to sort out all the Middlesbrough pictures, but here’s one that I was inspired to take after seeing a few pictures on Flickr. Temenos is a huge sculpture by Anish Kapoor[1] and Cecil Balmond, which is the first in a series to be installed in Teesside – the Tees Valley Giants. Quite apart from being huge, it’s a sweeping, elegant, glorious piece that made me grin like a lunatic[2] when I saw it.

And not only is it a lovely thing in its own right, it also acts as a frame, allowing images like this to be created:

Temenos and Transporter

Temenos and Transporter

[1] The shape of it would suggest that he was involved to anyone who’s seen his other work – one was installed in the then empty shell of the Baltic Flour Mill before it was transformed into the Baltic gallery.
[2] Any suggestion that this is my normal state will be ignored, and you know who you are.