Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Jubilee Diamond

We had rather a surprise today at Sudbury Hall. As we entered the courtyard we were confronted by a huge diamond. From a distance it looked like honeycomb, but on closer inspection (and looking at the board!) we saw that it was in fact a 2.5 metre molecular structure of a diamond.

To celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee last June, the people of Uttoxeter created a record breaking model of a diamond. 35990 transparent balls represent each atom of carbon.

The sculpture was displayed in Uttoxeter town centre and is now having a turn at Derbyshire's Sudbury Hall.

Mr Bee and Isaac had lots of fun peering into the model and pulling funny faces!

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