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Surreal lunarscape at Leicester Cathedral

To tie in with National Science Week, we ventured into town today to see the giant moon that is currently on display in Leicester Cathedral. It is a touring piece of artwork by Luke Jerram, a huge sphere onto which is printed detailed NASA photos of the moon's surface. Looking like a giant inflatable beach ball suspended in play under the vaulted ceiling of the cathedral, the effect is quite surreal. I love the idea of two quite traditionally opposed subjects - science and religion - being brought together by an object that has so many of its own myths and stories created around it.

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