sunday snaps: sculptures by the sea

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After almost 10 years together, we thought we might have run out of ‘firsts’ together – hang on, this is beginning to sound like the “How I Met Your Mother” episode where Lily and Marshall have a similar conversation while stuck in the bathroom together. Who’s seen that episode? Actually, let’s not get off track…

Back to “our first” yesterday… it was the first time we both went to the Sculptures by the Sea but also the first time ever in our 31 years of life in Australia had we even walked the coastal walk from Bondi to Tamarama. We can’t believe that we have never done that walk – its so easy and so beautiful! We are now keen to walk more of that coastal walk especially if we want to do the Camino de Santiago (it could become part of our training).

So Sculptures by the Sea is running from Oct 25 to Nov 10, and has been going since 1997. It is free to see the exhibits & there are donation buckets around to help keep the events free. The sculptures are available for purchase & we assume it could set you back a few dollars, we don’t know as we didn’t check.

The walk takes about an hour depending on how much time you spend photographing and learning about the artwork. We walked through and stopped along the way to take some pictures and that took us an hour and half return. We got up quite early to go to hopefully avoid the crowds. Arriving at 8am, it was already pretty crowded!

If you manage to dodge the morning joggers, dog walkers and other sculpture enthusiasts, it is a really lovely walk especially when the sun is out. Then afterwards, you can enjoy breakfast or coffee at the many eateries along Campbell Pde.

Hope you enjoy our photo essay!

Disclaimer: Our descriptions of the sculptures are OUR opinions and do not reflect what the sculptures are really called!

Morning view of Bondi Beach
Morning view of Bondi Beach
Sun peaking through the clouds over the ocean and Icebergs pool
Sun peaking through the clouds over the ocean and Icebergs pool
And now for the scultpures
And now for the scultpures
Artwork on the edge of the water on the rocks
Artwork on the edge of the water on the rocks
Stairway to heaven?
Stairway to heaven?
There is a pea at the bottom of that mattress pile
Is there a pea at the bottom of that mattress pile?
Jelly baby gymnastics
Jelly baby gymnastics
A huge pencil sharpener
A huge pencil sharpener
Loe the white contrasting with the backdrop
Love the white contrasting with the backdrop
Recycled world
Recycled world
Looking in the crystal ball - if you look closely, do you see a someone on a paddle board?
Crystal ball – if you look closely, do you see a surfer?

Just realised this is also our first every post about our home state, New South Wales. Wow, lots of firsts for us with this one 🙂

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6 thoughts on “sunday snaps: sculptures by the sea

    travelscapism said:
    November 13, 2013 at 2:07 am

    LUV these so fun – I am a sucker for great and interesting public art works. Great post – must follow 🙂

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      November 13, 2013 at 6:59 am

      Thank you for stopping by & for your comment! The art work was quite amazing 🙂

    adinparadise said:
    November 7, 2013 at 12:48 pm

    Wonderful images! 🙂

      wisemonkeysabroad responded:
      November 7, 2013 at 2:12 pm

      Thank you so much for your kind words 🙂

    Rachel M said:
    November 5, 2013 at 4:47 am

    Is there is a pea at the bottom of that mattress pile? LOL!

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