Discovering the Beauty of the Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Hi girls! Today’s post is going to be a lifestyle post. I haven’t done this for quite some time so I believe there should be one in order. Also, given the beautiful weather we might experience this weekend I believe it couldn’t have come at a better time.

I love nature and good long walks. There are quite a few lovely places to visit around Leeds, more than you would expect from a city with such a businessy feel anyway. I love discovering these magical secluded spots, but there is one place that I love going back to no matter what. The Yorkshire Sculpture park is the perfect place to go to let go of my troubles, relax with friends and family while being amongst nature and plenty of wonderful contemporary pieces of art. The place is about 500 acres and has over 60 sculptures in the outdoor gallery. You can find art by some of the most famous artists, such as Henry Moore and Andy Goldsworthy. Also, there are 5 indoor galleries that change quite regularly, so you never know what you might find there! Even the sculptures have changed over the years, some disappear and new ones arrived. There is even a room where they are showing contemporary style movies. The kind you will hardly ever find on TV, the kind that make you see things in a different light.

I love to aimlessly walk among the art, there is something about it that makes those silly everyday troubles disappear. But there is something else that makes this place so special and close to my heart. Believe it or not, those sculptures have some friends. They are being accompanied by herds of sheep and cows, which walk happly amongst visitors. In the middle of it all is a river, which is always surrounded by toddling ducks. This back drop always puts a smile on my face. When you manage to walk around the whole place and in my case when there is no space on my camera memory card left, there is a lovely cafe or a restaurant if you prefer to rest your feet. If you’re lucky enough you can enjoy the rest of your afternoon sitting on the restaurant balcony sipping your tea while overwieving the amazing scenery. To me it’s like sitting on the edge of the world drinking in the beauty of life, the freedom we have and utter happiness of the moment. Experiences so rare to find sometimes.

Henry Moore to Andy Goldsworthy

major artists from Henry Moore to Andy Goldsworthy

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major artists from Henry Moore to Andy Goldsworthy

major artists from Henry Moore to Andy Goldsworthy

major artists from Henry Moore to Andy Goldsworthy

major artists from Henry Moore to Andy Goldsworthy

major artists from Henry Moore to Andy Goldsworthy

major artists from Henry Moore to Andy Goldsworthy

major artists from Henry Moore to Andy Goldsworthy

major artists from Henry Moore to Andy Goldsworthy

major artists from Henry Moore to Andy Goldsworthy

major artists from Henry Moore to Andy Goldsworthy

major artists from Henry Moore to Andy Goldsworthy

major artists from Henry Moore to Andy Goldsworthy

major artists from Henry Moore to Andy Goldsworthy

major artists from Henry Moore to Andy Goldsworthy

major artists from Henry Moore to Andy Goldsworthy

major artists from Henry Moore to Andy Goldsworthy

major artists from Henry Moore to Andy Goldsworthy

major artists from Henry Moore to Andy Goldsworthy

major artists from Henry Moore to Andy Goldsworthy

major artists from Henry Moore to Andy Goldsworthy

major artists from Henry Moore to Andy Goldsworthy

major artists from Henry Moore to Andy Goldsworthy

major artists from Henry Moore to Andy Goldsworthy

major artists from Henry Moore to Andy Goldsworthy

major artists from Henry Moore to Andy Goldsworthy

major artists from Henry Moore to Andy Goldsworthy

major artists from Henry Moore to Andy Goldsworthy

major artists from Henry Moore to Andy Goldsworthy

major artists from Henry Moore to Andy Goldsworthy

major artists from Henry Moore to Andy Goldsworthy

major artists from Henry Moore to Andy Goldsworthyv

major artists from Henry Moore to Andy Goldsworthy

major artists from Henry Moore to Andy Goldsworthy

major artists from Henry Moore to Andy Goldsworthy

major artists from Henry Moore to Andy Goldsworthy

major artists from Henry Moore to Andy Goldsworthy

major artists from Henry Moore to Andy Goldsworthy

I haven’t been this year, mainly because the weather wasn’t the best and when it was nice we were busy doing other stuff. I’ve read there is an underground gallery, which I haven’t seen yet so I believe a visit is in order.

I would like to share with you some of the most amazing pictures I’ve managed to hoard over the past few years when visiting the Yorkshire Sculpture Park. I hope you enjoy them.

Have you got a special place you like going back to? Let me know, I’m always on the lookout for new places.

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2 Comments

  1. July 4, 2014 / 12:33 pm

    I'm sorry to say I've never actually been here, despite it being so close and me meaning to for years now! Definitely this summer though 🙂

    • July 4, 2014 / 7:47 pm

      I can't believe it Kelly! This is your mission for this summer, I expect your full report afterwards, haha!

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