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November 21, 2011

Sculpture by the sea

On Thursday, I went to check out Sculpture By The Sea with Alice and YY. It's an annual exhibition of sculptures along Bondi and Tamarama beaches. It wasn't the best weather to go in (I think I was grumbling about the drizzle the whole way through), and I didn't take many pictures because I didn't want my camera to get wet.

Practically deserted beach.

Alice and her camera.


Okay, I suppose you want to see some of the sculptures now? They're usually pretty large-scale ones and a lot of them are incorporated into the beach/coastline setting.

A giant tap.

This reminded us of Harry's patronus...

So it took me a while to work out what this skeleton is doing (fishing). It was huge, on a ladder overlooking the sea.

After this, we went on a long-winded search for gelato (don't ask) and ended up in Westfield Sydney.

Via del Corso has the prettiest desserts but they're so expensive you (well, poor students like us) have to split one. One sundae, three people. And, er, after this we decided we wanted something salty, so....

Charlie & Co. does pretty good chips.

Alice and YY then wanted to find a place they could drink their Duff beer (again, don't ask), so we hit up Hyde Park.


Before you ask: no, this is not typical Sydney spring weather.

So that's two overcast art-y posts for you in a row. It's meant to rain for the rest of this week... which is really pretty weird for this time of year. I haven't even (properly) been to the beach yet, hopefully the weather gets better. So far, in the week of holidays that have passed, apart from visiting various exhibitions (I don't usually go this often...), I've been working heaps, gone to the new IKEA twice, woken up at 3am to watch football and caught up on Downton Abbey.

Also I've changed the layout! I've been meaning to try doing a sidebar-only one. Maybe it's a bit awkward having (part of) a picture of me as the header, but I figured it fit the theme of the blog (the theme being "all about Jane"). And rollover it with your cursor! Surprise! (I think I have way too much fun with layouts, really).

38 comments:

  1. I love your new layout! These photos are stunning and this looks like such an incredible place. That stag and that skeleton are so cool!

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  2. love the pictures. However, going to the sea and having a skeleton watching you over your head is a bit creepy. Incredible place, it's true and your photos are amazing! :D

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  3. these are lovely images, i love the one of Alice and her camera. the skeleton sculputre is so intriguing :)

    ♥mollie from musicandmollie

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  4. i REALLY feel like eating some salty hot chips now!

    i also REALLY like your new layout :) especially the little rollover feature ;) x

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  5. Lovely new layout I love it !
    Could do with some nice, hot chips right now !
    boy do I miss Sydney though !

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  6. this is an awesome post! makes me really excited to go back to Sydney sometime soon. those sculptures are amazing... and I love all the food photos! here in Adelaide we've been having uncharacteristically drizzly weather as well :( boo.

    also, the layout looks great! I love the photo :)

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  7. that exhibition looks awesome... and i wish it was spring time in the UK it's my favourite :( instead its miserable winter, cold, wet, fog and soon to be snow :( oh the joys haha

    love your new layout by the way, so simple =)

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  8. I ended up going to Sculpture by the Sea on Sunday (final day, it was raining as well) and ended up getting some very similar photos (wet, deserted beach, etc) but I think going on Wednesday with you would have been better as there would have been fewer people.

    I like the new layout as well. If you think about what a deluminator is, the roll-over thing in the header is actually really relevant (turning off or turning on lights, but in this case colour)

    Long comment. I lurk. :)

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  9. Your blog is so gorgeous & those sculptures are insane. What a great thing to commission. Lovely blog, so followed.

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  10. @ Carrie - oh my gosh it's you!! You are such a lurker haha. You definitely should have come with us. Weren't Princess Mary/Prince Frederik there on Sunday?

    And that's totally what I was thinking of when I made it, yay you get it!

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  11. This looks fascinating! Wish I could see it in person...

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  12. APPARENTLY, but they would have been there in the morning. I saw footage of them there on ABC24 at about 1pm. I went in the late afternoon.

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  13. i am completely loving Sydney because of these artsy things! :D i think my favorite sculpture will have to be the stag, so beautiful. i love its antlers. and i was watching Harry Potter 7 pt. 1 and 2 today! :) hehe i'd really to spend a day with you because of all the places you go to eat at. mmm craving some chips now... x

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  14. I really love your blog, I am your new follower.. Visit my blog if you like! xoxo

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  15. Would love to see sculpture by the sea in Australia some time! The exhibition has been held in Århus (Denmark) twice and for me personally it has always been a success :) Despite the weather it sounds like you guys had a nice day - either way, a sunday+fries always make a great day! Like the layout :) Don't know what the former looked like since I'm a new follower, but I like it.

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  16. Brilliant pictures, I love the giant tap!
    x

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  17. these pictures are so cool, I love the elk and the skeleton!!

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  18. what a great blog with beautiful pictures :) love them!
    love, lola

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  19. Ahh these pictures are so beautiful! The skeleton is my favorite, hehe, so cool. :3 I love your new layout, by the way. So pretty and clean! :D

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  20. Oh why is it that you always attend these amazing events in Sydney. I had originally planned to go to Sculpture By The Sea sometime during September as procrastination but months flew by without me realising. Hahahah I sound like I'm living under a rock .. which I probably am. But anyway, it looks like you had a great time :') And I love your new layout!

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  21. looks like a nice place to visit! i love the beach! the skeleton looks so cool!

    Babi
    www.whenbabispeaks.com

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  22. I feel like we've swapped seasons, it's been burning hot here. I really had to do a double-take at the tap, and the skeleton looked like he was conjuring the patronus!

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  23. These photos are lovely despite the overcast weather :) I think those would be my favourite sculptures too! Especially the Harry Potter esque one.

    I like your new layout. The effect on the header is actually really cool!

    x K.

    Love Letters to Lola

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  24. You have a great talent for capturing moments in photographs, serious talent! The view of the beach is fantastic, it's as if I'm actually there!

    So craving those delicious looking chips now!

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  25. Your photography is amazing, and somehow you manage to find the loveliest places... i am loving your blog!

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  26. wow love the photos. Omg that dessert looks fab and yummy :)

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  27. hmm really huge art pieces are just generally interesting. i mean, even if you had an enormouse sculptural piece of poo it'd be cool. (i'm sure this has been done before haha) having said that, i still love the deer(?) with the huge antlers!

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  28. Love the photos! I have been itching to go somewhere new, even though it's a little dreary it's still looks fun :)

    /loladandelion.blogspot.com

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  29. Oh, great pictures - despite the smoggy weather it's created a rather lovely looking atmosphere. That stag sculpture is lovely; love the way it's overlooking the landscape and yet doesn't block it! The food looks delicious, too... x

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  30. I really love the stag sculpture! And the way your header changes when you move the cursor over it is so, so cool (:
    http://itscohen.blogspot.com/

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  31. Wow. The sculptures melt my heart. So beautifully shaped , and composed. you are lucky!!

    The french fries made me a bit hungry..

    sending you happy spells
    hope to hear from you..x
    amyflyingakite.com

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  32. i'm hating this weather we're having so much! i need it to be warm, we had this all through winter and it's almost summer. wah wahh. :( anyway, i'd love to go to sculptures by the sea but i think it was ending soon? i think i'll have to catch it next time unfortunately.

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  33. The giant tap is amazing! These are such lovely photos - i want to be there right now! x

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