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My entry for challenge82 ; 'Distortion'.
Mirrored ball, part of the Riddles Sculpture, Exeter, Devon.

This folded stainless-steel triangular sculpture is the latest addition to Exeter High Street. Made by the artist Michael Fairfax, it has alternate 'wings' with verses from the Exeter Riddles which date from the circa 960AD, Exeter Book, the earliest known example of Anglo Saxon poetry in existence. The Exeter Book, which contains the poetry is not quite complete, as it has been used as a mediaeval carpenters chopping block, had glue spilt on it and suffered from scorching at some point. The riddles have been translated into modern English and engraved on the wings of the piece, in reverse. A careful choice of riddles was made, as many were either too long or obscene. The verses can be read, by looking at their reflection in the adjacent 'wing'. Between each pair of 'wings' is a polished, stainless-steel sphere on which is engraved the answer to the riddle.

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Nov 11 2007 13:32 GMT danamad
wow! very impressive!
Nov 11 2007 13:36 GMT jamby PRO
this is way too cool! there's so much photo in one image! :-)) good luck with the challenge Thor!
Nov 11 2007 13:59 GMT Poulet PRO
Gorgeous reflections!
Excellent capture, Thor!
Good luck for the challange. ))
Nov 11 2007 14:25 GMT Minz PRO
Fabulous shot !
Nov 11 2007 14:42 GMT megmet PRO
An excellent image and most interesting and informative notes. Good luck in the challenge. :-)
Nov 11 2007 14:43 GMT thehousekeeper
perfect entry!
Nov 11 2007 15:12 GMT PhotoPro PRO
oh this is so very cool!!!

I want one!! :-))
Nov 11 2007 15:51 GMT Midworlder PRO
Good luck with this very fitting entry
Nov 11 2007 16:18 GMT sini
Great reflections! Good luck!:)
Nov 11 2007 16:36 GMT superJoan
Good Luck Once again a fantastic picture
Nov 11 2007 16:43 GMT marijke06
great find!
Nov 11 2007 16:54 GMT Cooler PRO
Very cool, and good luck ;-)
Nov 11 2007 18:00 GMT mariolina
wowowow! fantastic pic and good luck for this challenge!!!
Nov 11 2007 18:21 GMT gtc126
Fantastic Reflections!!!!!
Nov 11 2007 18:52 GMT bennystr
Wonderful entry, best of luck!
Nov 11 2007 21:52 GMT ThorBeverley PRO
Glad to have informed you Rachel - to be honest I learnt much of this after I took the picture - next time I'll study the sculpture more closely!
Nov 11 2007 21:53 GMT baz0106
AS EVER SIMPLY THE BEST!!!!!!!!! GOOD LUCK THOR MY FRIEND!!!!
Nov 11 2007 22:18 GMT Crowy
Good Luck Thor !!!
Nov 11 2007 22:46 GMT vladofly
I thought that is Exeter ;-), excelent!
Nov 12 2007 09:54 GMT mlv
Nice one
Nov 13 2007 08:47 GMT cica
perfect entry !
Nov 14 2007 11:53 GMT redtail
very cool
Nov 15 2007 09:32 GMT baz0106
THOR I KEEP BEING DRAWN BACK TO THIS PHOTO THE DETAIL IN THE SPHERE IS JUST FANTASTIC!!!!! WELL DONE AGAIN MY FRIEND!!!!!
Nov 15 2007 19:11 GMT ThorBeverley PRO
Thanks Baz- I've just realised you can see me in the sphere too - camera in hand!
Nov 18 2007 12:17 GMT voices
awesome entry again Good luck! :-)
Nov 18 2007 22:20 GMT Yermanie
Wonderul picture, beautiful colors and light.
Nov 19 2007 09:57 GMT Maurabia
like a jewel
Jan 23 2011 21:03 GMT David244
Very clever well spotted Good luck

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