Simnai Dirdro (Twisted Chimney), Rhymney, Wales by buttonpresser

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Twisted Chimney

A twisted chimney created by a New York sculptor has been unveiled as a public artwork in a south Wales valley.
Simnai Dirdro (Twisted Chimney) by Brian Tolle is located near the village of Butetown, just off the A465 near Rhymney, Caerphilly county.
Tolle’s first permanent UK artwork represents a former ironworks chimney that once stood in the Rhymney Valley.
Hand carved out of steel, the £180,000 sculpture is 16 metres in length and twists eight metres into the air.
Tolle is renowned for using history as the basis for his artwork.
Twisted Chimney being lowered into place
The artwork will stand on the site of a former ironworks
Simnai Dirdro stands on the site of the Union Ironworks – built around 1800 – but is intended to create a futuristic vision in contrast to more literal depictions of mining history.

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  • Heloisa Castro
    Heloisa Castro11 months ago

    interesting capture

  • AngieDavies
    AngieDavies11 months ago

    How unique!!!

  • Shulie1
    Shulie111 months ago

    How cool is that! What did the residents of Rhymney think of it?

  • Gilberte
    Gilberte11 months ago

    So strange! Very good picture.

  • JohnDSmith
    JohnDSmith11 months ago

    That`s neat.

  • TeresaB
    TeresaB11 months ago

    November 18, 2013

    Beautiful work!

  • Thanks Teresa!

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  • paintingsheep
    paintingsheep11 months ago

    Fabulous image!!!

  • vaggypar
    vaggypar11 months ago

    Congratulations on your feature on 11/26/2013

    Keep the great work coming.

  • Thanks VP!

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