Tuesday, 25 August 2009

Bicentennial Park, Peace monument

The Peace Monument is a contemporary sculpture in Bicentennial Park at Homebush Bay. It was commissioned to celebrate the International Year of Peace in 1996. The layout is based on a complex interplay involving the Earth’s axis and the trajectories followed by the planets in our Solar System. It illustrates what it might be like to be out in space looking back at earth to remind us of our fragile place in the solar system. Because we don't feel or see the earth turning, we are rarely conscious that we live on a sphere constantly spinning through space. Throughout history, bells have been rung to celebrate the achievement of peace. There are three bells here for The Earth, The Moon and Space.

19 comments:

  1. Lovely shot! Very interesting to read about, thanks for the information!

    Have a great week!

    Sylvia

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  2. Nice photo of the artwork in the park. It seem there was a lot of thought that went into its design.

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  3. What a beautiful park and a great concept. I enjoyed this post so much.

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  4. What a wonderful idea! I like the realisation of it, too. Nice photo - it really looks great in the large size.

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  5. Thanks very much for sharing interesting photos and story. I enjoy reading this post.

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  6. This really looks like an awesome park. The sculpture interprets the idea of our fragil earth very well. I really like that the dump was changed into such a great place.

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  7. A very interesting post and a lovely photo of the Peace monument. I do like its interpretation. Thank you.

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  8. Lovely shot! Very interesting to read about park location, thanks for the information!I enjoyed this post so much.
    Samantha
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  9. Great monument, but it's done bugger all for peace. I'm coming to the conclusion, that it's better to march on the White House & Houses of Parliament & demand peace than to be an artist for peace.

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  10. This is an interesting park and a meaningful monument that I'd like to visit one day.

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  11. Interesting, but I am rather oldfashioned in that to me an art work still needs to be self-explanatory.

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  12. Very interesting.
    We need more such peace monuments.

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  13. A very nice work of contemporary art! Its message is very meaningful and important. Thank you for this precious post. Have a nice day!

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  14. It is very nice to read your texts, information is great. And you take good fotos.

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