Sunday Special – Yorkshire Sculpture Park in England

Now that I am back into a more-or-less regular routine here in Vancouver I have decided to bring back “Sunday’s Special Spot” but with a bit of a change. Instead of a location or landmark I will also feature events. Travel is not only about just seeing a place – in many cases it is about partaking in a event. So Sunday will be about places, events and features around the globe. Some I may have visited, others are waiting to be visited and still more are to be showcased whether I decide to visit or not. Oh and one more change – as you have seen in the title, it is now known as “Sunday Special”.  Happy travels!

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YORKSHIRE SCULPTURE PARK

Located on both the borders of West and South Yorkshire on Bretton Hall Estate parkland in England, I was lucky enough to visit this open-air museum. I had been invited to see the sculpture park by an acquaintance but could not attend when they were going. I was so intrigued by this open area filled with art that I went shortly after that on my own. YSL’s 50 acres of fields and rolling hills are a great way to walk in fresh air and see the permanent and temporary displays of modern sculpture. I do admit that I had expected more sculptures however, it was still interesting and a good way to spend a sunny afternoon. Below are some of the photo I snapped.

All photos taken and owned by Eeva Valiharju/Wanders The World

Iron Spirit by Ai Weiwei

Iron Spirit by Ai Weiwei

Sitting Lady-Hare by Sophie Ryder (my favourite statue at the park)

Sitting Lady-Hare by Sophie Ryder (my favourite statue at the park)

Ten Seated Figures by Magdalena Abakanowicz

Ten Seated Figures by Magdalena Abakanowicz

Budda by Niki de St Phalle

Budda by Niki de St Phalle

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