The ‘1100’ sculpture is near the Bremer River at North Ipswich – you can hardly see it from the road and I certainly didn’t know it was there.  I was trying to find an old watertower (more on the watertower later) which I saw on the skyline and stumbled across the sculpture on the way.

First, I got a little obsessed by its rather cool fence (above).  I have a bit of a ‘thing’ for rust (more on that later). It was raining and I was quite pleased with the ‘rain’ effect in this pic too. 


The 1100 sculpture is based on ‘the multiple beehive forms of the nearby coke ovens’ (I’m quoting from the plaque) from the 1940’s, where coal was heated to 1100 degrees C to make coke for use in steelmaking.  Apparently.  Thus ‘1100’.

I really liked the shapes of ‘1100’ and would love to shoot it again under a sunny blue sky, some other time.

there's the 'beehive'

I finally made it to the disused watertower at the old Railway Workshops.  Here it is… with a bit of rust :).