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On this day...
24 metre long x 2.7 metre high photographic vinyl print on dibond
Commissioned by Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and
Gloucestershire Healthcare Partnership and Bilfinger (2014)


On this day...
24 metre long x 2.7 metre high photographic vinyl print on dibond
Commissioned by Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
and Gloucestershire Healthcare Partnership and Bilfinger (2015)

On This Day was commissioned to mark the tenth anniversary of the completion of the hospital buildings and their successful partnership.

This 24 metre panoramic image forms a 360 degree view of Gloucester and the surrounding landscape, with each one metre wide panel representing one hour of the day. The photographs were taken from the roof of the hospital tower over a 24 hour period from 9th to the 10th September 2014. The camera was moved by 15 degrees every hour and continued through the night to complete the 360 degree view.

The static parts within the landscape - such as the roads, buildings and fields - all join together perfectly, in contrast to the more transient elements like the clouds, shadows and moving cars. This transition can be seen from hour to hour as light levels alter and vehicles crossing the lines between each hourly panel move and appear cut in half. The changing weather is also evident throughout the day as cloud formations come and go.

On This Day replaces the original Gloucester Panorama which was called As The Crow Flies and was produced using the same approach 10 years earlier in 2004.

As The Crow Flies showed quite a different scene. At that time, the construction work on the new hospital and surrounding buildings was clearly evident. Unlike As The Crow Flies, which used a large format plate camera, this new panorama, On This Day, has been photographed in sections using a high resolution digital camera. The final image is made up of hundreds of photographs which have been seamlessly joined together to achieve the high level of detail.