Science Museum at 2:12pm GMT in Clerkenwell, England, United Kingdom.
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The world’s first tidal-powered moon clock, which measures astronomical and tidal data has been installed at Trinity Buoy Wharf (TBW), East London, on the full moon, at 20.15 on Friday 22nd October 2010. The 5-metre high clock has a ‘station clock’-style steel housing and two faces each featuring 5,000 LED lights encased in 1.2m-wide glass rings that electronically display local Alunatime. Alunatime is the name for the illumination of light, which flows slowly and continuously around the structure in a clockwise direction. TBW’s moon and tide time has been calculated by Proudman Oceanographic Laboratory from the harmonic analysis of river geography, local tide gauges and astronomical algorithms. Viewers can follow the phase and position of the Moon, and the height of the tides by observing the illumination of Alunayime’s three rings.
A bronze sculpture commenting on popular culture, consumerism and the reality of the American dream.
Paul McCarthy is one of America’s most influential artists. Based in Los Angeles, California, McCarthy is known for his challenging work in a variety of media including performance, drawing, painting and sculpture. His work has been shown in major institutions such as the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York NY; Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden; Whitechapel Gallery, London, England; and Tate Modern, London, England.
McCarthy’s ‘Ship Adrift, Ship of Fools’ (2010 – 2011), on view in St. James’s Square until 15 February 2012, is a monumental bronze sculpture of a small ship carrying ten abstracted children. McCarthy has modelled the work on Hummels, mid-century kitsch German figurines that embodied innocence and purity. Here, McCarthy explores cultural representations of childhood and naivety, themes that have played a significant role throughout his artistic practice.
Scattered around the sculpture’s base are paintbrushes, pipes, and buckets overflowing with foam resting on a plush carpet and – like the ship – memorialised in bronze. These miscellaneous items from the artist’s studio are remnants of the work’s construction. They mark the passage of time and document McCarthy’s unique sculptural process.
The glamorous Champagne Bar is renowned as Europe’s longest, situated below the magnificent Barlow Shed, allowing guests to fully appreciate the revolutionary architecture of this historic station.
The Champagne list is extensive, accommodating the largest selection of Grand Marque houses in the UK, with 17 styles available by the glass. It is a truly unique and stunning venue, with the capacity to host a small soiree for 2 or a grandiose affair for up to 500 guests.
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The area around Brick Lane, Whitechapel and Old street is one of the worlds most vibrant graffiti and street art area's. This place forever changes from week to week - I will try an capture as much as I can
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King's Cross is featured in the Harry Potter books, by J. K. Rowling, as the starting point of the Hogwarts Express. The train uses a secret platform 9¾ located by passing through the brick wall barrier between platforms 9 and 10.
Platforms 9 and 10 are in a separate building from the main station; also, rather than being adjacent so that a barrier could be between them, they are separated by two intervening tracks. Rowling intended the location to be in the main part of the station, but misremembered the platform numbering. During an interview in 2001, she indicated that she had confused King's Cross with Euston. In fact, platforms 9 and 10 at Euston are also separated by two intervening tracks.
When the films were made, the station scenes took place within the main station, with platforms 4 and 5 renumbered 9 and 10. In the film of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, the exterior of the adjacent St. Pancras station was used, as its Victorian Gothic façade was considered more impressive than the real King's Cross station.
When the first film was released, a large floor panel was placed on the ground outside platforms 9 and 10 indicating the Hogwarts Express. It was later removed. Within King's Cross, a cast-iron "Platform 9¾" sign was erected on a wall of the station's suburban building containing the real platforms 9 and 10. Part of a luggage trolley was also installed below the sign; while the near end was visible, the rest of the trolley seemed to have disappeared into the wall. It was common to see Harry Potter fans stop to photograph the trolley or try to push the rest of the luggage trolley through the wall to the hidden platform.
However due to problems with crowd numbers and renovation work within Kings Cross Station, the half-trolley has been moved to an exterior wall on Euston Road.
"King's Cross" is the title of Chapter 35 of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, which is set in a dream location resembling the station. The station is also featured in the epilogue of the same book, making it the final setting of the Harry Potter series.
The light design for Finsbury Avenue Square was part of a light masterplan for the entire area around the square in the middle of the Broadgate business district: 372.000 sq metres of office, retail and leisure accommodation, and Liverpool Street Station. The aim was to transform the square, a rather unprepossessing space where people wandered around aimlessly at night, into an attractive social space with a distinct identity. But the result does more than that: thanks to the innovative use of lighting, Finsbury Avenue Square has become one of the most exciting public spaces in the city. The open space is structured by a taut grid of LED-backed frosted glass strips, which emerge from the ground to form the supports for the square's benches. The LED's (over 100.00) can change colour, be dimmed and are currently programmed to display 10 'scenes', varying from subtly changing (in the time that it takes to cross the square), to turbulent 'Tsunami' or violent 'Matrix' scenarios. Created by Maurice Brill Lighting Design