Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Camel in a railway carriage

 We are busy preparing for our next drop in workshop at Stourhead, the National Trust property in Wiltshire .on May 28th . This is connected with our second installation, "From Arcadia to Armagedon" will show the transformation from peacetime to wartime in World War 1. Anyone  can drop in and lend a hand.

 For the third installation later in the summer on the theme of Gallipoli and the Middle East we are creating some pyramids to emulate those at Giza outside Cairo. The largest will be about five feet high and the six pyramids will be in the same proportions as at Giza. On one side of each will be an image. Here are two of them drawn by Paul. Camels were used in large numbers in the Middle East theatre of war. The photo below from an exhibition at the Keep Military Museum Dorchester shows a train load of them. Camels were used to carry men and weapons.

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