Sitting on his own on the Downs near to the water tower is 46. George.
As the description says “perhaps fresh off of a jousting match or just back from slaying a fire-breathing dragon” we find George (or Wallace) encased in armour with a cup of tea.
Though this was one of the first sculptures I saw, at the first attempt, it was really hard to park close enough, so we left him for another day. There was more room on a later date, so found a parking space and took some photographs.
I really like the coat of arms on the cup complete with Gromit and Feathers.
It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s ‘Gromjet’! Perhaps donning one of Wallace’s latest ambitious inventions, you’ll find this turbo-charged pooch soaring around Aerospace. Showcasing a very futuristic mode of transportation, a moving, interactive ‘Gromjet’ is designed and sponsored by Trailblazer Rolls-Royce!
My initial thought it was at the entrance to the Rolls Royce complex, I misread the map too. It was only after getting the app that I realised that it was in fact hidden inside Aerospace Bristol.
This was a real challenge to photograph, in the main as Bristol Energy Hub was always closed when I visited.
This was my second attempt to photograph 23. Featherertron 3000 which was behind a window. The first time the place had closed as it was Sunday after 4pm and on a repeat visit to get a photograph, the place had closed for a meeting for four hours….
That was my second visit.
On my first attempt, it was a Sunday and the Bristol Energy Hub had closed earlier, but you could at least see the sculptures inside the window, but this was virtually impossible to photograph due to the light reflection on the window as you can see.
Taking photographs through a window is really challenging, especially when the sculpture is black and there is bright sunshine behind you. Disappointed that this Feathers wasn’t more accessible.