I had to drop S off at a party in town this morning and as there wasn't really time to go home and then get back again I decided to take a wander in the sunshine and find the latest art work on the Holyrood estate.
Whilst taking my lovely friend Lynn on a whistlestop tour of our City centre when she recently came to visit I took her to see these sculptures and just by the sculpture of Dama Claramuda we saw this tiled picture of the lady herself along with the Bargate.
After a bit of investigating online I found out there are 7 of these tiled works of art on the blocks of flats.
So here we have the Titanic Stevedore.
Two different pictures featuring the HolyRood church from which the housing estate takes it's name.
This one depicts the fact that Southampton is indeed the gate way to the world through it's long tradition of seafaring through emigration, trading and the cruise liner business. The white building is the Royal Pier which is just by the docks and would be seen by anyone arriving or leaving by sea and is now a Thai restaurant.
The last one is for WW2 and shows the iconic Spitfire which has very close connections with the City. It's designer RJ Mitchell lived in Southampton and many of the first planes were constructed here, in fact very close to where we live.
The final tiled picture shows four maps of the Holy Rood area in different centuries, but there is so much detail in them that it got lost in the photo so I haven't blogged that one. If you want to see it, then come and visit and I'll take you on a tour!