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-Look Up, Look Down Challenge, Week 35

Every Thursday, I publish a post containing photo(s) taken from above or below, and invite you to join in the challenge by posting your own photos with an up or down perspective.

Here we go with my own entry for this week.


Chromolocomotion by David Batchelor

The latest artwork has arrived at St Pancras International Station in London.


I was on the lower level last week, just grabbing some food to eat on the evening train to Paris, when it occurred to me that it was about time the new Terrace Wires project arrived.  I looked up, and wow, it was most definitely there, shining brightly as the early evening sun illuminated it through the glass roof.


This year’s piece is called Chromolocomotion and it fully expresses its artist’s love of light and colour. It consists of forty four brightly coloured L-shaped shards of Perspex, a kind of free-hanging modern-day stained glass window, and it measures 20m x 10m.  I’m looking forward to seeing it with full sun behind and the colours flooding the station.

The man behind it is David Batchelor, a Scottish artist born in Dundee in 1955, now living and working in London.  He said of his work: “Terrace Wires offered me the chance to create a piece of work that celebrates the beauty and grandeur of this iconic example of industrial engineering. With that in mind it seemed appropriate to celebrate this great volume of space above the platforms with something that alludes to these magnificent qualities.”


Another perspective, taken from the Eurostar level of the station.

This art project sees a new work of art on display each year, between April and October.  The first first Wires piece, April to October 2013, was Clouds: Meteoros:




The Challenge

Click here to enter the challenge

Every Thursday, I publish a post containing photos taken from above or below, and invite you to join in the challenge by posting your own photos with an up or down perspective.  Just publish your post as normal and then link it to this challenge.

Welcome to week 35 and I extend a big thank you to all who entered last week.

You can see all of the entries from previous weeks on my Pinterest board if you are seeking inspiration, or are  just plain nosy.

So please show us what you have; share your up or down perspective with us.  Simply create your own post as normal, create a link to this challenge and then click here to enter your link and to view other entries.  If you have any difficulties with the linky, please just leave your link in a comment below and I will upload your thumbnail.

Finally, please don’t forget to go and visit the other challengers and pass on your views and encouragement.

To find out more about how to enter, click here.  The linky list will open each Thursday at 00:01 GMT (or a bit before) and will be open for a week.

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    • Well, I wouldn’t call it subtle. But then I suppose when you’re displaying high up in a huge space, you probably can’t be. It is bright and cheery though.

      Sent from my iPhone



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