Summer Walk No 3 - Northumberlandia, Blagdon, Tuesday 11th June 2013.

Walk number three on the Morpeth Camera Club Summer Programme took place on Tuesday 11th June 2013,
when seventeen members visited the award winning land sculpture Northumberlandia.
Designed by the American landscape architect Charles Jencks and built on the Blagdon Estate with excavated
materials from the adjacent open cast coal mine, it is the largest land sculpture in female form in the world.
The Lady of the North, also named affectionately by locals as Slag Alice or the Posh Pit Heap, it has become a
popular tourist attraction with over four miles of footpaths that zigzag over and around the shape of a reclining
female figure. Complimented by ornamental water features and giving elevated views of the surrounding area,
it is a unique piece of public art set in a forty six acre community park.
This was a new venue not previously visited by the club as a group and on a dull evening members explored the
figure from every angle. Despite the poor light this was a good photographic exercise, with everyone looking to
capture the graceful shapes and sweeping curves of Northumberlandia.
                                                                                                           Davy Bolam.