A Walk around Whitehaven Harbour

On a sunny day at the end of December hubby and I went to Whitehaven to visit the Beacon Museum. We were keen to see the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition, which has arrived from the Natural History Museum. It is well worth a visit. We also looked round the Art of Reprocessing exhibition marking the end of reprocessing at the THORP plant. The artworks inspired by this were varied and very good.

It is possible to walk around the harbour crossing a footbridge, which is not available when boats are entering or leaving the harbour. The ground is very uneven in places.

Here are some photos.


A Lego exhibition

I have recently been to two exhibitions of Lego models.  This post is about the exhibition at The Beacon Museum in Whitehaven.  One of my photos appeared in an earlier post for the photo challenge, Fun.

At the Beacon the museum entry includes the Lego exhibition, which continues until 11 September 2016.  For local residents an annual pass is available, but this does not provide entry to special exhibitions such as the Lego one.  Other museums have similar schemes.  If you live in the UK and there is a museum in your local area, why not check whether you could have a pass?

Back to the Lego exhibition:  entitled Brick City, it comprises a good number of buildings and a few pictures.  The centrepiece is a model of St Pancras Station in London.  The detail is amazing.  For the Olympic Games there are two models relating to Rio.  I snapped one of them.  The other is of Rio Carnival.  There are several models of buildings in London, but other European cities also feature, including Rome with its Trevi Fountain.

While visiting the Beacon I also saw a touring exhibition of 3-D printing, which I found very interesting.


Fun with Lego

This week’s photo challenge from the Daily Post, Fun, was issued the day I visited a Lego exhibition.  Lego is featured in two exhibitions that I know of in Cumbria this summer.  There is a big exhibition at Rheged, which includes a steam locomotive and Brick City at The Beacon, Whitehaven.  At Brick City there are buildings from around the world (including a few from London) built from Lego.  It continues until 11th September 2016, a week after the Rheged exhibition closes.

Apart from bare-footed  people who have trodden on a Lego brick, is there anyone who does not agree that Lego is fun?

St Pancras Station, front view
St Pancras Station, front view