HOW MANY SCULPTURES CAN YOU SEE USING GOOGLE EARTH?
Who would have thought, Gulliver, the concrete man from Google Earth!
Discovered by Chris Hill. Gulliver is in Craigmillar, Edinburgh,
This photo will be part of WORLD COMMUNITY ARTS DAY 17TH FEB 2010
CRAIGMILLAR ARTS, CULTURE AND HERITAGE TRAIL
Designed 1976 by Jimmy Boyle while in prison.
Constructed by unemployed adults and youth under a Festival Society’s Job Creation Scheme with voluntary advice from professionals. The 100 ft play structure - the longest concrete sculpture in Europe, now lies neglected and threatened with demolition. To the people of Craigmillar it is an enduring legacy of their journey from “Hard Man” to “Gentle Giant”. The Society’s Comprehensive Plan for Action. The Gentle Giant who Shares and Cares records the journey and gives 400 recommendations for the enhancement of the quality of life in Craigmillar suggested by local people.
(photo by John Brown)