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Remembrance Sunday

Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Today is the second Sunday in November, and so it is Remembrance Sunday, a day to commemorate those who gave their lives in the two world wars, and subsequent conflicts.

Last weekend, we went to the Yorkshire Sculpture Park, which is just off the M1 near Wakefield. One of the temporary installations there at present is ‘Wave’, a wave of ceramic and resin poppies representing those that died in the first world war. The poppies were originally at the Tower of London last year; some of them are here now and others will appear elsewhere around the country.

Yorkshire Sculpture Park

It’s only there for a limited time and will be moving on in January, so naturally it was the busiest part of the park. It didn’t help that it was an unseasonably warm and sunny day; we ended up parking in one of the last few remaining car parking spaces. Ultimately we left viewing Wave until almost the end of our visit, when the crowds had dispersed somewhat.

If you want to visit, bear in mind that the park is only open to pre-booked visitors today and on Wednesday (Remembrance Day). I would recommend taking the time to have a look; it’s a powerful piece, and will only be on show for a few more weeks.

You can view more photos of our visit, including other sculptures, on Flickr.

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