Thursday, February 4, 2016

Spanda... 'never judge from a lofty height'!



If there's one thing I've learnt over the years but obviously didn't put into practice re Elizabeth Quay :) 'never judge from a lofty height'! It is true that I have made most of my unfavourable assessments looking down (my nose) from the top of Kings Park. It was therefore as much a surprise to moi as to anyone that I wasn't horrified when we saw the progress from ground level. The 29mt high sculpture Spanda, meaning 'divine vibration' in Sanskrit, designed to link river, land and sky, does exactly that when looking through to the city and to the Swan River. Created in steel and carbon fibre by WA artist Christian de Vietri, Spanda is smooth, sensuous and super white against the blue WA sky.. can't wait to hear some of the nicknames Perthites will bestow.. as they have a wont to do :) Happy Thursday, take care and stay safe...


34 comments:

  1. Quite a sculptural installation, Grace! It is eye catching.

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  2. I like this a lot and your photos are superb!

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  3. Striking. Sure is a great looking design.

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  4. Dearie dearie me, I can give you a nickname or two for that lot....

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  5. Thanks for stopping by "Out Of My Mind Images" :) LOVE the sculpture, it's quite impressive. It reminds me of a wire whisk...I remember one from my childhood that looked quite a bit like this :) LOVE your photos :)

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  6. You see to me looking in I really enjoy this slightly obtuse work of art- any yet I'd be right down there to greet it. And snap it! Your city, from what you've shown me is really spectacular, and I'm mostly meaning your parks, the trees, flowers, rich blue skies and water, the special stuff that makes a city remarkable. Of course your tours within your city make my visits so ready to return for more! Enjoy your day.

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  7. I like it a lot and those blue skies just set it off perfectly, Grace!

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  8. Magnificent sculpture, it transmits sound waves and harmonies. Great set of images with an impressive and clear blue sky! Saludos

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  9. The sculpture reminds me of a futuristic scene. In the bottom photo it looks like the person is sitting in a bubble--made me think of the Jetsons.

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  10. It's nice enough but I think it looks better against the sky than the city!

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  11. Ah, superb photos they are indeed, Grace!! Such amazing beauty!! And, YRS, those blue skies do indeed set it off perfectly!!! Hope your week is going well!! Enjoy!!

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  12. Grand yet delicate! there are wonders to see if we let ourselves as you do

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  13. I thought at first they looked a little like elephant tusks. :-)

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  14. Oh I really like these, very striking, lovely pictures Grace you're certainly having lots of blue skies..

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  15. A spectacular piece of work Grace, especially against that deep blue sky!

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  16. Looks a bit 'loopy' or maybe he who I won't name (CB) is keeping us 'in the loop' either way it is a stunning work of art!

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  17. Gosh Grace ... do you remember the Jetsons? The future has arrived!

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  18. What a great sculpture, love how it give the effect of looking along a tunnel

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  19. I love it. Glad to hear that you are warming to the project.

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  20. Spanda is magnificent! How could anyone not love it?

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  21. I get the feeling you try to convince me, too, Grace :-)
    From the grey cold of Germany it reminds me of Disney Land (which I would never feel the need to visit).
    But let´s see, I try to open my mind.

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  22. Wow, that is a brilliant sculpture! The possibilities for photographing it are endless. I like all of your photos but, I especially like the ones with the brilliant blue sky as a background. Stunning.

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  23. I really like the various ways you photographed "Spanda."

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  24. Wow, what a great posting. I love the last image. That is just superb!

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  25. Living in Perth, you certainly are surrounded by Perth!
    Nice photos and thanks for the various angles on this sculpture

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  26. Great images, Grace !
    I love the first and the last image.

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  27. That is pretty cool. Not exactly a match for St. Louis' Arch, but it is going to be a Perth favorite.

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