Following on from last week’s rather touching sculpture, we bring you an altogether different kind of sculpture for our latest Curiosity of the Week.
Sitting on Crown Point, high above the Lancashire town of Burnley is The Singing Ringing Tree. This musical sculpture is made from steel pipes that form the shape of a tree bending in the wind. And it is the wind whistling through these pipes that give the sculpture its singing ringing element.
The Singing Ringing Tree was created by architects Mike Tonkin and Anna Liu of Tonkin Liu, and in 2007 it won the National Award for architectural excellence by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA).
This unusual sculpture is one of four Panopticans scattered around the Lancashire Pennines. These modern landmarks can be found at view points around the county, and are free to visit.
If you’d like to visit The Singing Ringing Tree, there is a small car park near to the sculpture and a clear gravel path leading right up to it. Feeling adventurous? Make a day of it by taking one of the local walking routes.
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