Toeing the Line 4

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This stone marker stands beside the South Coast Highway in Western Australia, about 4km west of Ravensthorpe. It stands on the 120 degrees east meridian, which is the baseline for Western Standard Time.

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Underneath the Arches

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We noticed this arch while walking through the Domain in Sydney, and were immediately reminded of a similar looking arch at South Cottesloe beach in Perth (below). Not surprisingly, they are both by the same artist – Peter Lundberg, an American sculptor.

The one above is “Barrel Roll” and was exhibited at Sculpture by the Sea in Bondi. The one below is Wuyi (as in the Chinese mountains) and was exhibited at Sculpture by the Sea in Cottesloe.

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Toeing the Line 3

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We saw another line while we were in Sydney recently, or two of them in fact. At Circular Quay there are these plaques in the pavement, showing where the shoreline was in 1788 when the first fleet arrived, and also in 1844. There is no actual line, so you have to do a mental join-the-dots puzzle to visualize what the shoreline looked like.

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