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This is a place where I will be posting all sorts of things not just things relating to Derby and Derbyshire. On here you will find details of any videos I’ve made of things in Derby and also Time-lapse, stop motion animation, Tutorials etc. If I find some useful software for PC or iPhone then I will feature it here.I’m sure that there will be something of interest to someone on my many posts.Please leave comments on any posts if you like them.
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Monday, 8 October 2018

Mackworth Estate Memorial "Sculpture to Conflict", Derby - Google Street view and Video tour

Mackworth Estate Memorial "Sculpture to Conflict" by artist Peter Maris.

This memorial was consecrated on Saturday 6th October 2018 by Rt Rev's Jan McFarlane, Bishop of Repton and acting Bishop of Derby.

This modern war memorial is located on Prince Charles Avenue, opposite the Coop on the land at the end of the new car park.

Here is a Google Streetview tour I captured on Sunday  7th October 2018 :




Or use this link to view : Google Street view of : Mackworth Estate Memorial "Sculpture to Conflict"


The monument cost £18,000 to build and was funded by section 106 contributions from the sale of the former Derby College site and the Radbourne Lane development - rather than taxpayer cash

It was designed with the help of local school children in 2015.

The structure is made from Weathering steel (Core Ten) which is a hard wearing material used in the construction of tanks in WWII, contemporary landscaping and sculptures and memorials such as the “Angel of the North”. Weathering steel (Core-Ten) is low maintenance long lasting and once fully oxidised will colour from golden brown to a deep purple brown over time. The sculpture will also contain a stone carved frieze based on the actual carving workshops from three local schools and their understanding of peace and conflict.

Here is a video tour around the memorial from the Summer 2018 before it was completed.



Thanks
Andy

Saturday, 16 June 2018

40,000 Bees come to my garden in Derby, Amazing to see !

Here is my video of when 40,000 Bees descended into my garden.



Thursday, 10 May 2018

Video tour of Tissington Well Dressing 2018 and 360 degree Google streetviews of the wellls

Here is my mini tour of Tissington Well Dressing for 2018.
I took this footage on the evening of Thursday 10th May 2018.
I have also included a bit of footage of the lovely village pond reflections.

Here is the video, best viewed at 1080p Fullscreen.



Or use this link to my video :
https://youtu.be/_6EfH71w-2w


Well Dressing is a Derbyshire thing, celebrated in lots of Derbyshire villages every year.




While visiting the Well dressings here in Tissington I also captured 19 different 360 degree views which are now added to Google maps such as. I have captured all of the Well Dressings in Google Streetview photographs. Here are a few of them....














Thanks
Andy
www.derbyphotos.co.uk