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Britain from the Air, Oxford

12 August 2011

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River Thames at Swinford toll bridge, OxfordshireRiver Thames at Swinford toll bridge, Oxfordshire

Discovering Places joined the Royal Geographical Society to explore Britain from the Air

On 23 June Discovering Places headed to Oxford Castle to attend the launch of the first leg of the UK tour of Britain from the Air.

Located at Oxford Castle, the 24 hour, free-to-access street gallery was the perfect way to see Britain from a unique aerial perspective, combined with a large scale walk on map which enabled visitors to walk the length and breadth of the British Isles, finding favourite locations and discovering new ones.

As well as a 16 x 8 metre walk on map visitors could view a stunning collection of over 100 large scale images by Britain’s foremost aerial photographers. From coastal erosion and abandoned villages to transport networks and the growth of our cities, Britain from the Air, combines the beauty and abstract contours of these landscapes with their stories; inviting the viewer to explore their local, regional and national environment from a completely different perspective.

The exhibition was created by the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), together with Wecommunic8.

The exhibition is now closed but the next leg of the tour is being planned.  For information about the exhibition, photo’s and stories please visit Britain From the Air.

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