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“a great installation soured by vandalism” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Dream

Dream
Sutton Manor Colliery, St Helens, England
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Ranked #7 of 7 Attractions in St Helens
Type: Monuments/ Statues, Landmarks
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here and there
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“a great installation soured by vandalism”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2012

A beautiful piece of art, luminous against the sky! set in a pleasant country park set atop an old colliery site. Some graffiti and broken lights, which should light the installation of an evening.

Visited August 2012
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English first
northwest
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
14 attraction reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
“Close up it looks like a pile of shaped concrete blocks”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2012

Close up this monument to St helens coal miners is disappointing. The most exciting way to view it is from the westbound carriageway of the M62 (in winter when it is less obscured) and then you nearly crash the car because the fringe parting peeping through the trees looks exactly like the head of an erect penis. The country park is pleasant enough but at the end of the day it is an old coal mine slag heap and although a big improvement on the original it's not a mindblowing landscape. best thing about it is that is horse and dog friendly

Visited August 2012
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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62 attraction reviews
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“An interesting statue.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2012

A good walk if you want a breath of fresh air and an amazing sculpture which has eyes that follow you!

Visited December 2011
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North West UK
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Dream Time”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2012

It's great to finally have somewhere interesting and out doors to visit and take visitors too. Would have reviewed this as excellent until the parking fees were introduced... sorry Smithy Manor but the car park is shabby and the fees visitors are being asked to pay are steep if you're visiting a short time.

Visited August 2012
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Liverpool
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4 attraction reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Amazing place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2012

The Dream is a wonderful artwork, and a lovely walk on a nice day. Views are amazing if you get a clear day.

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