The Manuscript of Monte Cassino

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The Manuscript of Monte Cassino

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Neighborhood: Broughton & Calton
Lying where grandiose New Town townhouses give way to malls and utilitarian housing, Broughton and Calton have long been transitional neighborhoods with a mixed identity. It’s here that Edinburgh’s gay village found a home in the 1980s. But gay culture is anything but overt along bustling epicenter Broughton Street; even if polished pubs, hip bistros, smart delis and art galleries all speak of affluent good taste. The top of Leith Walk is more ragged. This major thoroughfare boasts a famously gritty gay club, as well as a strip of good Indian restaurants. Regal Georgian and Victorian townhouses preside over largely deserted streets in Calton, where only the occasional restaurant or hotel brings much life. Even so, a steady trickle of idlers and picnickers pass by to climb Calton Hill for its wide-open lawns, wonderful city views, and curious monuments – an Athenian-style temple among them.
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johnhp702
Derby, UK15,466 contributions
Foot, ankle and hand
Jul 2020
These three sculptures, a foot, an ankle and a hand supposedly explores the destruction brought about by war and is titled Manuscript of Monte Cassino, Normally I like all things military but I cannot fathom what these have to do with this particular battle, bizarre.
Written July 26, 2020
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macedonboy
Glasgow, UK151,202 contributions
Nice, but incomprehensible
Oct 2017 • Solo
A 3 piece sculpture as a monument to the Battle of Monte Cassino. The ankle also has a rectangular, angular shape through the top and back. The hand is open, palm upwards; between the index and middle fingers is a ball. Also on the palm is an engine, two grasshopers mating. While the sculptures are nice, I just didn't understand how this related to the battle.
Written October 28, 2017
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nellielim
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia4,110 contributions
Poignant artwork
Apr 2017 • Family
Situated in Piccardy Place, the Manuscript of Monte Cassino is one of the most powerful artworks created by Eduardo Paolozzi. It poignantly explores the destruction brought about by war and also offers a message of peace, hope and regeneration. He conceived this multipart colossus in such a way that passers-by can sit and walk among the huge bronze hand and foot and children can play on it, paddling in the little pools of water. Paolozzi was one of Britain's leading twentieth century artists and sculptors and often considered the father of British pop art.
Written June 24, 2017
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thetravellingmanUk
uk9,668 contributions
Came across this 3 piece sculpture by accident!
Mar 2017 • Family
Had another visit to Edinburgh with my daughter today, and as we were walking down Picardy Place we came across this three-part bronze sculpture, completely by accident, as we were actually looking for something else! However, we had to stop and have a closer inspection.
It is located outside St Mary's Roman Catholic Cathedral, and was created by Eduardo Paolozzi.
The three parts comprise a foot, ankle and a hand, and were unveiled in 1991.
Worth stopping at and having a closer look, certainly quite unusual.
Written March 2, 2017
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finglaspete
Dublin, Ireland2,558 contributions
''Big foot''
Oct 2016 • Couples
I actually thought that this was called after Monte Cassino the battle of world war II, where the Nazi's held out in siege in the Monastery at said location, holding back the Irish and Scottish(this was why i thought it was for this) brigades in progressing up through Italy.
No, it is all to do with pilgrimage to said monastery, faith, dedication and determination of the Catholic faith. There you go, try telling that to some of my mates who certainly got a bashing off nuns and monks in their childhood, they may say that this is isn't their take on it.
Well there you go, three different depictions in one review, spectacular!
Written February 4, 2017
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EdinburghChaz
Edinburgh, UK1,266 contributions
Worth a look
Sep 2016 • Solo
This is worth a look while walking around town. Nice sculptures which deserve a look and a few pictures.
Written September 27, 2016
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