Peter Smithson

We went on a pilgrimage yesterday to see the wooden obelisk which was nearly Peter Smithson’s last work, designed for a vista in Hadspen and recently re-erected in a field nearby.   We had been there to celebrate its original installation, but missed the recent party to mark its move.   It’s smaller than I had remembered, less monumental, a pure wooden structure of ingenious geometry, with its wooden model nearby:-

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2 thoughts on “Peter Smithson

  1. Edward Chaney says:

    many thanx… i quite like it (the finished one).. i’d like to include it among the legacy of obelisks chapter in eventual book on Egypt in England (alas someone stole my title so might have to be called Shakespeare and Egypt; I B Tauris are being v patient).

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