Chiltern Sculpture Trail

The other day I discovered this strange, slightly creepy spot in the Oxfordshire countryside; the Chiltern Sculpture Trail has all the loveliness of a picturesque woodland walk, with all the sinister craziness of a modern art exhibition. As you walk through the woodland, you and your Lomo can discover Blair Witch style tree decorations, a solitary sign saying “Darling, it’s dark now” or the end of a road that goes nowhere; and the sculptures, by local artists, are constantly changing, with new ones added all the time, so even on repeated visits you’ll find surprises behind every tree.

The other day I discovered this strange, slightly creepy spot in the Oxfordshire countryside; the Chiltern Sculpture Trail has all the loveliness of a picturesque woodland walk, with all the sinister craziness of a modern art exhibition. As you walk through the woodland, you and your Lomo can discover Blair Witch style tree decorations, a solitary sign saying “Darling, it’s dark now” or the end of a road that goes nowhere; and the sculptures, by local artists, are constantly changing, with new ones added all the time, so even on repeated visits you’ll find surprises behind every tree.

Great to visit at all times of year: a beautiful summer’s day out, but the English winter will probably add a sinister atmosphere to your lomos, too. In autumn, the sculpture’s bright colours that the lomo loves so much will jump out even brighter against the dead leaves and muddy ground of an English October day. And if its raining you get to wear wellies and jump in puddles, which is always fun. And at the end of the walk just a little way down the road, there’s a lovely old pub, the Fox and Hounds at Christmas Common, where you can warm yourself by the fire with a pint of ale after a hard day’s lomo-ing.

www.chilternsculpturetrail.co.uk Common Oxfordshire

written by gyllzd on 2008-04-27 #places #location

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