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Tidal Clock, Cardiff

Ian Ritchie Architects with the artist Francis Gomilla won the 1991 Cardiff Bay International Sculpture Competition with a Tidal Clock – a large copper figurehead.
“And the bay was white with silent light
Till rising from the same,
Full many shapes, that shadows were,
In crimson colours came.”
[from The Rime of the Ancient Mariner] The land owner, having previously agreed, then refused Cardiff Bay Development Corporation permission to allow it to be erected. We were later offered a roundabout, but refused the commission.

Tidal Clock, Cardiff

Cardiff, Wales, UK

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