Sometimes you find the most unexpected things in the most unexpected places. Like this mosaic, in a Newbury subway crossing.
According to the brass plaque (which could do with a bit of care and attention), this was created by St Bartholomew’s School. Staff and pupils were involved in the work.
It is dedicated to the people of Newbury, and was unveiled on 22 July 1981. The centrepiece is an image of a narrowboat coming through what is presumably Town Bridge.
Other local landmarks can be seen in this mosaic, including the Town Hall. It is a very attractive work of art. Sadly, like the brass plaque, it could do with a bit of TLC.
I have gone in close with a wide angle. This fits in a good proportion of the mural, and focuses on the central feature of the canal.
- Taken: 24 Aug 2017
- Camera: Olympus OM-D E-M10 MkIIA
- Lens: Olympus 14-42mm 1:3.5-5.6
- Focal Length 14mm
- 1/125 Sec
- ISO 200