Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Jack the sailor..



A young Australian sailor looks back over his shoulder, raises his thumb and offers a brave smile, not knowing where the war will take him or how long he will be away from home.'

It's only been a few weeks since we were last at Elizabeth Quay but in that short time a larger than life statue of Jack the sailor has been installed. This is not going to be Jack's permanent home.. he will be the centrepiece of a 'monument fit for sailors everywhere'. Click the link here and not only will you see a much better pic of 3.6m Jack, taken indoors not under the glaring sun :) with the sculptors beside him for size perspective but also the projected vision of the finished monument in it's home on Rous Head, North Mole in Fremantle. It looks amazing and I am very much looking forward to seeing it complete. Happy Tuesday, take care and stay safe.. P.s. it really is worth a look at the link :)


21 comments:

  1. Thanks for the link, Grace! That is going to be a very impressive monument when it's done.

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  2. Wow it is big, it is going to be fantastic. Love it. Take care Diane

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  3. You are right - that is a great link, Grace!
    Glad you got the book!

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  4. Being an old Navy man, I'm very pleased with this statue and the recognition it provides for sailors everywhere! Nicely done.

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  5. Incredible detail on that sailor. The monument will be a beauty!

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  6. The monument is very impressive indeed. Going to be a place that attracts lots of visitors.

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  7. Thank You, Grace, for sharing more of yourself in your comment at my place. Africa! You must share (re-post?) about your Dad and your younger days. Surely I'm not the only one who is interested in how a gal from Africa. . . . <3

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  8. ...sailors look alike from every country.

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  9. Great statue. Then I'm partial to the Navy.

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  10. Quite a fine monument - thanks for the link, too.

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  11. I followed the link and the statue is impressive! Both the sculptors did a fine job.

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  12. This is just the beginning of a huge monument I see. It looks good!

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  13. Wee, this sailor sure is huge - but young, Grace? He´s got some wrinkles there ;-)

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  14. That's going to be an impressive monument!

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  15. What a wonderful statue and what a great setting it will have one day. It actually looks pretty good where it is right now.

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  16. very nice picture,and interesting link! ew

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  17. but young, Grace? He´s got some wrinkles there ;-)


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