Thursday, October 17, 2013

Memory Markers.....


The sculpture aptly named 'Memory Markers' created by Anna Neil in 2006 could not be placed in a more ironic spot if it had been placed there by a clairvoyant! Sitting at the Barrack St. entrance to the Stirling Gardens, directly opposite the new development Elizabeth Quay.. don't worry it's not another rant :) although it was interesting to read the recent thoughts of acclaimed author Tim Winton.. eloquently put Mr Winton! The sculpture looking one way up to the city and the other down towards the Swan River was 'inspired by the process of recording and documenting history and the written memories of Stirling Gardens, the States first botanical gardens opened in 1845'.. oh la! how things are about to change! Happy Thursday, take care and stay safe.....


24 comments:

  1. The shape reminds me nib holders and nibs we used to write when I was a kid.I like that!

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  2. Tweezers to pick history's bits?


    Rant away ! Aloha

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  3. Wow, let me write a big memorial :-)
    The 1st photo is wonderful, Grace!

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  4. The artwork is interesting but it is that marvelous orange roof next to the blue glass that really sets off that top shot. Super! (We are making good progress now. Physio will help and having a car next week is great. John cracked a couple of ribs but he is being brave. His back is still good..hooray! I am forced to post pics from the past...thank goodness I have some :).)

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  5. Now that's a modern sculpture I love!

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  6. Nice to have so much art around to look at - we have casinos and tourists! All fairly colorful.

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  7. Like that orange and blue in the first one!

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  8. Interesting installation. They look a bit like nail files :-)

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  9. Those sculptures are exactly what I need -- Memory Markers. Get old, loose memory banks.

    Nice photos the Markers look like gigantic fountain pen nibs that fell from the sky and were impaled in the ground.

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  10. Bravo, bravo, bravo! Your first photo shows a wonderful built environment -- blending sleek blue modern glass skyscraper, funky orange classical building and excellent public art -- and the photograph itself is a work of art.

    Gee, you are becoming a wonderful photographer, Grace.

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  11. Rant all you like, those horrid developers get to me, grrr. But oh how awesome these images and that artwork are - something to celebrate everyday in Perth!

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  12. there'll soon be a generation who won't know what pen-nibs are! Lovely photos!

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  13. Of course you and I recognise these sculptures as the nib of a fountain pen. I wonder how many people under 20 might not recognise them at all.

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  14. looks very nice, not only the sculpture, but also the background is lovely... it is really a nice city ! ciao

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  15. Good looking the modern and colorful buildings..
    Fabulous photos..

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  16. That is an interesting sculpture which I like very much.

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  17. they are interesting looking for sure and i really like the first photo. i posted a memory marker too today, of a different sort!

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  18. The sculpture looks pretty interesting, funny how I have never seen them despite living in Perth - goes to show that there's still more to see in our little city of Perth! :)

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  19. There is so much to see in that top photo. I love it.

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  20. This is SO cool and what a great background on the top shot. Great photo!

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  21. I like the first shot a lot! The angle, the colours, it's a feast for the eyes!
    God bless you!
    Cezar

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