Monday, April 9, 2012

Sculpture by the sea - Bondi Beach

Every year, around October, the seaside walk between Bondi Beach and Bronte Beach is furnished with sculptures. And you can't take a bad photo.  

The blue sky, the craggy cliff-side shore sets the scene for sculptures posing against a background of ocean swell.

Here's a few of my favourite sculptures.  

This is a flat perspex sculpture with beach view. 

Blocks of mirrors that reflect, distort and reinterpret the surrounding rock scape
A knitted pod beside the path

Homes beside the path make their own contributions to the art scene.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Meet the neighbours

This morning I took my camera out on my paddle board into the middle of the river.

It was a still sunny autumn morning.  Here are some photos of my neighbourhood.
Sea Scout hall beside the park.  A floating shark-net surrounds the swimming pool.
Close-up of the shark net. 
The haunted house: every neighbourhood has one.  No one lives here.  This house is suspended over the river, and sometimes, on a dark night, you can see a candle at the window.

Can you see the large and healthy gum tree growing on the balcony of the house below?  It seems to have no visible contact with the ground yet it is way too big for a garden pot.  Go figure. 

A garbage can lid draws a crowd, as it is filled with breakfast for the rainbow lorikeets. 

Tsk.  Feet off the table, please.
On reflection...