Best of Britain: Strange designs

July 29, 2010

Unusual design is a theme in some of this week’s Best of Britain photos.  There’s a gallery assistant jumping up to touch an exhibit shaped like a giant table, a model resting on artistically painted deckchairs, activists dressed like characters from the movie Avatar, and a rehearsal for the merging of digital animation and performance.

In addition are workers building new structures for the upcoming 2012 Olympics, an international jump rope competition, and participants of a triathlon in Hyde Park.

A gallery assistant jumps up to try and touch No Title (Table and Four Chairs), 2003, an installation by U.S. artist Robert Therrien, as she poses for photographers during a media viewing for an exhibiton by Therrien at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art in Edinburgh, Scotland July 23, 2010.    REUTERS/David Moir

A team from Canada compete in double Dutch during the World Rope Skipping Youth tournament in Loughborough, central England, July 29, 2010.  The Rope Skipping World Championships, which take place once every two years, are being held in Loughborough between July 27 and August 4, and is the first time the event has been hosted on British soil.    REUTERS/Darren Staples

Dancer Carlos Acosta of Cuba performs "The Emotional Architecture", a new commission for Sadler's Wells  employing emerging digital techniques and 3D Digital animation, during a rehearsal at the Coliseum theatre in central London, July 28, 2010. The piece forms part of a performance called "Premieres" which will be performed from July 28 to August 7.   REUTERS/Andrew Winning

A model waits to be photographed amongst deck chairs designed by various artists for the charity Deckchair Dreams, in Hyde Park in London July 29, 2010.  The Royal Parks Foundation's annual fundraising campaign gave park visitors the chance to rent or buy chairs created by high profile designers.     REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett

Participants compete during the swimming stage of the men's Triathlon ITU World Championship in Hyde Park, London July 25, 2010.  REUTERS/Luke MacGregor

A construction worker stands on scaffolding the Aquatics centre at the 2012 Olympics site in east London July 27, 2010. An event marking a two year countdown to the start of the 2012 Olympic Games was held in London on Tuesday.   REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett

Demonstrators, including a pair dressed as characters from the film Avatar, protest against British mining company Vedanta Resources during their Annual General Meeting in London July 28, 2010. India-focused Vedanta Resources faced protests at its shareholders' meeting on Wednesday from investors and pressure groups over its plans to build a bauxite mine in India's eastern Orissa state, in an area sacred to indigenous people. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth

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