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Jupiter Artland

jupiter artland flower sculpture
jupiter artland landforms
jupiter artland apple
ice coffees!
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jupiter artland stony bits
jupiter artland main building mirrored wall
jupiter artland landforms
all the way to jupiter
jupiter artland landforms
entrance gate
jupiter artland landforms
jupiter artland main building mirrored wall
bullet trailer cafe

Last weekend, we took advantage of the lovely weather and cycled out to Jupiter Artland, a sort of sculpture park in a country house outside the city. We got there quite late, so we didn’t go into the part you had to pay for, but instead just had iced coffees and wandered about the main attraction, which is the landforms created by Charles Jencks. People that have visited Edinburgh may recognise the type of landscape from the gardens outside the National Gallery of Modern Art, but this is much larger and more complex. I really want to visit the gardens of his home in Dumfries now!

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  • northwest is best 1 August 2011, 7:30 am

    Looks very interesting… I've been to the museum of modern art and it does look similar!

  • Citizen Rosebud 1 August 2011, 7:47 am

    What an amazing place! I'd love to see this. Great pics, Franca.

  • Anna 1 August 2011, 7:56 am

    wait…that's in Ediburgh? got to visit it next time I come! looks super cool! 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

  • Janegallagher66 1 August 2011, 8:11 am

    Amazing pictures. I loved this trip – thanks for sharing.

  • oranges_and_apples 1 August 2011, 8:27 am

    Well, just outside Edinburgh in West Lothian. It's only there til the end of September too

  • Clare B 1 August 2011, 9:03 am

    I love the landscaping. Looks like such a great place to explore and you've made me curious to learn a bit more about Charles Jencks… and the gardens around Edinburgh.

  • Alice 1 August 2011, 9:59 am

    That is so funny, I went to Jupiter a couple of weeks ago and have posts scheduled for this week/next week with the ridiculous number of photos I took. Did you hear about the vandals who destroyed one of the exhibits? So sad! xo

  • oranges_and_apples 1 August 2011, 10:16 am

    No, I hadn't! What a shame!

    This is a heavily edited down selection of my photos – look forward to seeing yours!

  • hivenn 1 August 2011, 1:40 pm

    What a beautiful place! x hivenn

  • Rlutz 1 August 2011, 7:16 pm

    That landscape is incredible!

  • Vanessa 1 August 2011, 11:58 pm

    That gate is especially cool~!

  • Pullyoursocksup 2 August 2011, 5:58 am

    What an amazing day out Franca – it looks like the UK was bathed in beautiful warm sunshine over the weekend.  I would love to see that installation – I'd be curious to see how it looks in the snow too xo

  • Frocktasia 3 August 2011, 1:00 am

    Dear Franca,
    that looks like a fabulous place & I'm glad to see that you had perfect weather for enjoying it too.
    I'm especially fond of that Jupiter sign 😉
    Lot's of love,
    Jennie
    xXx

  • Terri 4 August 2011, 2:07 am

    What interesting landscaping.  Could you walk on the terraces?

  • oranges_and_apples 4 August 2011, 5:53 am

    Yup! There was a few kids running about them, but surprisingly no one did!

  • Emily, Resplendent Tranquility 7 August 2011, 1:40 pm

    Very cool, Franca! Thank you for sharing these photos. I'd love to visit an art park on this scale someday. I went to a teeny-tiny sculpture park in Washington, D.C. once which was fun, but nothing like this!