Olympics 2012 sculpture erected at Weymouth by Dorset County Council – #Olympics2012 #Olympics

A £350,000 sculpture will greet drivers heading down the relief road into Weymouth for the Olympics in Dorset. It was created by Devon-born sculptor Richard Harris .The project has received funding from Arts Council England as well as support from Dorset County Council and other groups. Mr Harris took his inspiration for the sculpture from the geology of the area and the large boulders that were discovered nearby during excavations for the road. The boulders, which each weigh between two and nine tonnes and are known as bencliff grit concretions, are supported by stainless steel pillars. It is the artist’s … Continue reading Olympics 2012 sculpture erected at Weymouth by Dorset County Council – #Olympics2012 #Olympics

Red Bull Stratos skydive by Felix Baumgartner – an annotated graphic

Austrian skydiver Felix Baumgartner will attempt to make history with the Red Bull Stratos project by leaping from a capsule attached to a helium balloon at a height of more than 36 kilometres – breaking four world records in the process. Today’s graphic explains the how and the why. Click on the graphic for an expanded view. Continue reading Red Bull Stratos skydive by Felix Baumgartner – an annotated graphic