Bottle of Notes

  • Description

    "A rare visit into Middlesbrough. The Bottle of Notes is a 1993 sculpture by Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen. It’s a 30m high steel structure, inspired by Edgar Allen Poe’s story “MS. Found in a Bottle”. The structure of the bottle is in the form of handwriting taken from the diary of Capt. James Cook and reads “We had every advantage we could desire in Observing the whole of the passage of the Planet Venus over the Sun’s disk.” It serves well as a climbing frame for the local children. Perhaps not what was intended and surprisingly ignored by the Elf and Safety people." Photo by Mick Garratt, 2016.
  • Owner

    Mick Garratt
  • Source

    Geograph (Geograph)
  • License

    What does this mean? Creative Commons License
  • Further information

    Resource type: Image
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 3 years, 1 month ago
    Viewed: 331 times
    Picture Taken: 2016-03-23
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