Saturday, June 04, 2016
Kashmir Goat sculpture on the Great Orme
The Shah of Persia gave a herd of Kashmir goats to Queen Victoria who passed them on to Lord Mostyn the local landowner in Llandudno and their descendants now roam the Great Orme. I posted photos of a black goat at West Shore in a post dated 2nd August 2014. A fuller account of the goats can be found on the Visit Wales website.
This sculpture was unveiled in 2002 at the opening of the refurbished Great Orme Visitor Centre next to Summit Tram Station. It wasn't until I tried to find more information about the sculpture that I discovered it was by Graham High, the same Graham High whose fourth poetry collection Wolf on the Third Floor I published in 2000.
For more information on his work in various creative fields please visit Graham High's website.
The coloured version of this photograph can be found on Geograph.
A contribution to
The Weekend in Black and White;
Shadow Shot Sunday.