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Light Bulb - Bradford, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dtrebilc
N 53° 48.040 W 001° 45.200
30U E 582105 N 5962064
Quick Description: This giant light bulb is near the entrance to the car park of the Forster Square Retail Park.
Location: Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 11/24/2010 5:16:20 PM
Waymark Code: WMA6Q5
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
Views: 3

Long Description:
It was commissioned by developers Asda St. James through the Per Cent for Art Scheme as a piece of public sculpture to enhnance the car park area of the retail park.

The website listed in the variables is for Bradford's Sculpture Trail. The light bulb does not form part of the trail itself, being too far away to be included in the main tour. Howevert is of enough interest to be mentioned in the guide. If you want to do it as part of the tour then when you reach the sculpture called Fibres, keep walking in the same direction. This will take you to the retail park, which is about 10 minutes away. You will then have to retrace your route back to Fibres. However there are a number of places where you can get food at the park including McDonalds.

If you look across the road to the derelict woollen mill called Midland Mill you will see a large goat weathervane on top of the building. I think this is the largest weathervane I've ever seen, and reflects the history of Bradford as a large wool spinning centre.
Title: Buried Light Bulb

Artist: Andy Hazell

Placement Date: 1999

Website: [Web Link]

Type of Object: Light Bulb

Location: Forster Square Retail park, at entrance to the car park.

Material: welded steel, concrete, brass and glowing neon

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