Photo Challenge: Letters

Nathan Coley 2 (3)

A lot of the time when I see interesting images of letters when I am out and about they can be often categorised as public art. This challenge made me think about the letters/words over the years that have made me stop and think…

Walking home one evening I came across this Nathan Coley installation and just had to take a picture of it. I felt it was a powerful piece of art. “There will be no miracles here” is a statement that I found difficult to walk past and not think,
Whats wrong with miracles?
Why should there be none in this location in time?

At the time it was located within the grounds of Edinburgh’s Dean Gallery now called Modern Two since 2011. I never got the chance to see what the installation looked like during the day time but it had a particular impact that evening.

Photo Challenge: Letters

On a visit to Sheffield a few years ago I spotted this poem by Andrew Motion on this Sheffield Hallam University building. It was nice to see poetry in a different context, it certainly made me stop and read for a while. The train station is at the bottom of the hill and I found it a nice welcome into the city.

To view other takes on the challenge head over to the Daily post Photo Challenge web page.


7 thoughts on “Photo Challenge: Letters

  1. Cheers for posting this pic – I’ve only seen it during the day, and to be honest, it’s not that impressive in day light. ๐Ÿ˜€

    This pic looks ace though. And I’ve seen the smaller inside version in Aberdeen. It hit me like a fist in the face. Really punched the air out of me. Most depressing art I’ve ever seen… but great art. Great art makes you feel, even when it makes you feel hopeless. ๐Ÿ˜€

    (and after the initial blow I wanted to go and rip the blooming thing off the wall and scream “How dare you!!! There WILL be miracles here!)

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  2. Pingback: Weekly Photo Challenge: Letters (Lois and Lyno) | Chris Breebaart Photography / What's (in) the picture?

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