Enigmatic Structure

We were at Cottesloe Beach recently and stopped to photograph this mysterious object. What do you think it could be?

Maybe an ancient structure similar to Stonehenge? Or a coastal defence facility? Or a monument honouring a local surfer? No, it’s the Cottesloe Sundial – and tells quite good time, too.

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Life’s a Beach


Everyone knows that Sydney has some great ocean beaches, including Manly and Bondi. But during our walks around Sydney Harbour last week, we came across some very nice looking sandy beaches inside the harbour as well.

That’s Athol/Whiting Beach (near Taronga Zoo) up top, and Camp Cove Beach near South Head above. And the beach below is at Clifton Gardens in Chowder Bay.

The Medium is the Message

Today is the last day of Sculpture by the Sea at Perth’s Cottesloe Beach. Here are two more artworks that we liked, both with an environmental focus.

The giant soft drink can above is “Cansumerism” by Hayley Bahr and Tim Keevil, and the sculpture below is “Plastic Paradise” by Kathy Allam – it’s made out of plastic soft drink bottles.

The Hole Truth

Here are some more artworks from Sculpture by the Sea at Perth’s Cottesloe Beach, all with ocean views through holes. The sculpture above is “Oushi Zokei” by Keizo Ushio (spot the amusing anagram). The one below is “The Window of the Future” by Sang-Sug Kim.

And this one is “Pause” by April Pine.

As you might guess from the shadow, the person in the sculpture above is a surfer. He looks quite different from the side.