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early antarctic photography - a superb exhibition

Hi folks

Just wanted to pass on a heads up to a fascinating exhibition of work in the harshest place on the planet ..

Open until April 2010 at Edinburgh’s Queens Gallery in Holyrood Palace (over the road to the scottish parliament) it’s well worth the £5-50 to see these outstanding works from the royal photographic collection (and the ticket will take you back for endless free return visits if endorsed in the shop….

THE HEART of the GREAT ALONE” is a new exhibition of remarkable early photography taken in Antarctica by two amazing photographers:Herbert Ponting’s extraordinary images record Captain Scott’s Terra Nova expedition of 1910-13, which led to the tragic death of five of the team on their return from the South Pole while Frank Hurley’s dramatic icescapes were taken during Ernest Shackleton’s Polar expedition on Endurance in 1914-16, which included the heroic sea journey from Elephant Island to South Georgia

A great audio visual treat for bubblers in range of Edinburgh and if you cant make it in person click on and follow through from this link to heaps of content and fascinating detail…

Cheers
Maggie

PS A wee reminder of Kevins “Scots are Coming” group bubblemeet in the Edinburgh on 7th February meeting in the holyrood palace carpark at noon – leave a note in thishttp://www.redbubble.com/people/dinghysailor1/j...journal”: if you fancy coming or drop kevin a line
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Comments

  • Elucidate
    Elucidatealmost 5 years ago

    an antartic expedition? wow!

  • ROF …LOL… not this month…teehee.. tho not sure what weather kevin is arranging for the pitlochry meet……..

    – dinghysailor1

  • LOL still chuckling here…
    :))))

    – dinghysailor1

  • Robert Elliott
    Robert Elliottalmost 5 years ago

    Sounds fantastic, just wish I wasn’t on the other side of the world, lol

  • Sean Farragher
    Sean Farragheralmost 5 years ago

    sounds great,,,,,,,,,

  • DesImages
    DesImagesalmost 5 years ago

    Maggie

    I can confirm how wonderful these photographs are. We had an Antarctic exhibition here in Wellington a couple of years back, which included works by these two men. They compiled an extraordinary documentary record of early Antarctic expeditions which vividly show the conditions the explorers endured. If people can’t get to Edinburgh to this exhibition, it’s worth remembering about Ponting and Hurley, just in case you get the opportunity to see a similar exhibition at a later date.

    Cheers

    Denise

  • Linda Ridpath
    Linda Ridpathalmost 5 years ago

    fab art here ding! i think i must have read everything ever written and photographed about the antarctic. shackleton IS my hero and my greatest ambition is to go there one day and step foot on the continent!

  • PhotogeniquE IPA
    PhotogeniquE IPAalmost 5 years ago

    cool! ;-)

  • debsphotos
    debsphotosalmost 5 years ago

    Sounds wonderful to see Maggie!! *-)