Friday, May 10, 2013

Watching over them.....


Sitting under the shade of the trees in the Florence Hummerston Reserve at the top end of St. George's Terrace is a pleasant way for the office workers in the CBD to enjoy their lunch break or catch up on personal calls. These shots were taken on Monday when it was warm and the sun was shining, it's a different story today, I think the stormy weather and strong winds will have the autumn leaves above quivering on their stalks.. and they've just turned golden, it's too soon to let go  :)
I couldn't help wondering if anyone sitting here ever looks up and sees the ethereal sculpture above them, she is untitled but I think we should call her Florence, because although Florence Hummerston was called 'Battleaxe Hummerston by her detractors I feel she had the heart of an angel. Sculpted by WA artist Simon Gilby she looks over the unknowing workers below. I think this is a clearer shot than I showed you here.. love that Olympus :) If you pull it in closer you can see that it's made up of hundreds of small coils, tres clever right! One more sleep till the weekend, have you got big plans? Happy Friday, take care and stay safe.....


25 comments:

  1. You made me go wow!'

    You I've in art city. Even the birds are flamboyant, G :-)


    Aloha

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  2. What a wonderful and surprising sculpture. It must really be high up because you can't see it in the other two photos at all. I had to look up this remarkable woman and found that she was quite accomplished. Bravo for her!

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  3. Loved her in the other post and love her here too! She has an amazing quality, and you've an amazing eye...and I love how the middle woman has no idea:) (Oh, our magnolias don't last long enough, a week or so, though this year different spots are randomly blooming at different times - I like Spring dragging itself out:)

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  4. I remember her, I mean in the tree. I just absolutely love her. Wouldn't mind a sandwich under a tree myself!

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  5. Nobody looks at the sky, now.
    They lost this original and unique sculpture.
    In the pictures of the previous blog, I am myself 30 years ago.
    Memories of Youth!
    Hugs and kisses.

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  6. A nice serie of photos!
    Well done!

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  7. It looks like a nice sculpture, but that tree is awesome. That trunk! I love it, plus the lovely yellow and green in the background

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  8. She does look like up in that tree

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  9. The well hidden Florence makes a welcoming return.

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  10. WOW!!! That is amazing! I love art like this. Clever magic on a beautiful tree!

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  11. The fire in the tree is terrific, Grace. The posture is much like that of the office worker in the second photo. A fine series today!

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  12. This sure beats eating lunch in a cafeteria.

    Or eating at one's desk.

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  13. Interesting sculpture. The first photo looks like be at lunch time.

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  14. The sculpture is remarkable! It seems familiar to me - did you show it before? Is the tree above the girl on the phone a jacaranda? My very favourite tree? I have a small one in my green house here.

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  15. It is such a special sculpture, only almost invisible up there.

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  16. love this ... street art is one of my favorite photo ops

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  17. Oh, this is so terrific, Grace!! I don't how I missed it yesterday, but glad I found it today! You do find the best shots!!

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  18. Beautiful sculpture! Arianna

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  19. Adorable pictures and I really love the tree in your first composition!
    Léia

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  20. Grace, what a great composition in the middle!

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  21. If we make it back I really, really have to go look for that sculpture, it´s so beautiful and arty! Love it!

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  22. Love that sculpture in the tree Grace. Gee there are some really talented people out there. I would have never have thought of an art piece like this.

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  23. Quite a nice spot to take a break, Grace. Ah, I remember that statue!

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