Sculpture By The Lakes

Friday morning saw me wake to news I really did not want to hear. This isn’t going to be a political post. I haven’t calmed down enough to write a reasoned response to the result of the European Referendum. Am sure there will be one, but not yet! I woke at 4.30 am, checked my phone, realised which way the result was going and couldn’t get back to sleep. By 6.45 I had turned the telly off so I didn’t throw things at it. I couldn’t vent properly on social media as there are people who voted Leave who I don’t want to offend, despite disagreeing with their viewpoints.

Fortunately though, I had a pre-arranged plan to go out with my parents for the day. My lovely lefty, pro-EU parents, who I knew would be feeling about the same as me. We were going to visit Sculpture By The Lakes not far from me in West Dorset. And actually it was about the best thing we could have done. We didn’t quite manage to avoid ranting all together, but I know this beautiful and serene place, studded with the stunning sculptures of Simon Gudgeon, definitely lowered all of our blood pressures significantly. As did focussing on a bit of photography, a hobby that we all share. Sadly the weather could have been better from that perspective, but here are some of my favs, starting with a perfect message for that day’s mood…


time to reflect at sculpture by the lakes

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Beautiful flowers busy with insects, tranquil lakes and rivers, thought-provoking and magical artworks. And all for £10 entrance each. I highly recommend a visit to this spectacular place, though I must mention kids aren’t allowed – it is strictly over 14s only!


Love Miss Cisco XXX



  1. Lillian
    June 28, 2016 / 10:43 am

    What wonderful words and photos. Thank you. Will def. visit soon.

  2. June 28, 2016 / 12:04 pm

    Wow this looks like the perfect antidote to all the rage I was (and still am) feeling.

    Those sculptures are so calming and yet thought provoking. Beautiful pictures.
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  3. June 28, 2016 / 1:21 pm

    Seems to me that it was a great place to go to take your mind off things.
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  4. June 28, 2016 / 8:05 pm

    I absolutely love that quote at the end. And your photographs. I am sorry for what is happening to your country at the moment. It really sadness me…
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  5. June 28, 2016 / 8:34 pm

    I am finding it hard to come to terms with what went on last week, especially after talking to some people who voted leave (as the majority of the people did where I live). Their votes were protest votes and they regret them. This looks like a wonderful place to contemplate and try and think about the good things in life.
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  6. June 29, 2016 / 9:21 am

    Wow, a place that doesn’t allow kids is novel! It looks so beautiful. I found going to BML was a good way to take my mind off the referendum result. Of course thoughts keep drifting back to it and I’m watching far more of the news on TV than I’d like. It’s nice to try to forget it all for a while, but it isn’t easy!
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  7. June 30, 2016 / 10:08 am

    This looks amazing! Such beautiful photos and I LOVE the last one… “Some people feel the rain Others just get wet”
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  8. July 5, 2016 / 3:20 pm

    Beautiful photos. Even I’ve appreciated their calming effect through the computer, after such a tumultuous week, so I imagine it must have been wonderful first-hand!

  9. July 8, 2016 / 3:25 am

    That looks amazing, and wonderful to have an over 14’s policy too (although it does mean I doubt I’ll be able to get there for some time!).

    That time to reflect sign is brilliant (and very relevant too, right now…).

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