Last week I agreed to take part in an Instagram campaign with the National Lottery Fund for Arts. We needed to take a photo in a location that was supported by the fund. Naturally I chose the furthest away location, and we booked a super last minute trip up north to visit the Yorkshire Sculpture Park.
We planned to visit four places over the weekend, partly to break up the driving. Our first stop was an independent coffee shop in a telephone box in Nottingham. After finally finding a parking space, we discovered the coffee shop was closed for the afternoon, so we headed back to the car, gave up on our plans and continued north to our hotel.
On Sunday we headed to Yorkshire Sculpture Park. I had my heart set on taking photos in the beautiful Camellia House, which was full of beautiful pink blooms. Sadly the Camellia House had been closed due to storm damage, though the park had set up a viewing platform, which we were SO grateful for.
Once we’d snapped enough photos of the Camellia House, we meandered around the exhibitions for a couple of hours. We’d caught a few last year in various places – the Sophie Ryder hares in Salisbury Cathedral and Ai Weiwei’s zodiac heads in Belvedere, Vienna.
We ended up taking so many photos of the park that I wanted to share them here. If you end up visiting once the Camellia House has been repaired, take lots of photos on my behalf!