Friday, 30 October 2009

Coogee, memorial

'Reclaiming Spirit' or the Bali Memorial is located in Dunningham Reserve at Dolphin Point, in the eastern suburb of Coogee. The four-metre high bronze sculpture created by Sasha Reid in 2003, dedicated to the Australian victims of the Bali bombings in 2002. Twenty were residents of the eastern suburbs, including six members of the Coogee Dolphins rugby league team. The four metre high sculpture represents three linked figures signifying family, friends and community. Bowed in sorrow and remembrance, they comfort, support and protect each other. Joined together they form a strong and supported whole structure. It's a really powerful image against the sky, looking out across the Pacific Ocean.

95 comments:

  1. It IS a powerful image against the sky....very striking and beautiful...

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  2. how i wish to visit this place one day..amazing photos!

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  3. I've missed way too much since last time I've visited. Gorgeous photos of the Coogee spot.

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  4. Powerful sculpture! Great photos too!Greetings from Greece!

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  5. Very informative and wish I could visit! Nice sculpture.

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  6. Beautiful blues. Thanks for the explanation of the monument.

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  7. Nice to have such a powerful remembrance, in a lovely spot.

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  8. pretty neat sculpture. great with the blue skies.

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  9. It is an amazingly powerful concept realised, Jim. I agree. The promontory on which it is sited is just glorious and the perfect place in which to reflect upon the tragedy and the waste.

    Good reminder.

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  10. I'd say that they are very moving too! The sculptures evoke sympathy and tenderness... I think it's the circles intertwining.

    Beautifully set alongside the life of the skies and in the water.

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  11. I Like your composition, thanks for sharing

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  12. And I know what Coogee is!:) I like the down under memorials, they're so more symbolic and artistic then the obvious matriological ones here.

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  13. That is beautiful, and in a wonderful situation.

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  14. It is, indeed, a very striking sculpture. I needed it explained before I understood, though.

    Lucy

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  15. It is a very powerful image and so very beautiful against your very blue skies! Stunning!

    Have a great weekend!

    Sylvia

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  16. What a beautiful memorial with the three rings to unify family, friends and community.

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  17. Nice monument, goes well with the blue. Thank you for the explanations. :)

    Happy SWF.

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  18. The sculpture complements very well against the blue sky. Great photo.

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  19. The light, the air, the time, all look so crisp and new. I like it.

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  20. Cool sculptures, the scenery and sky is just beautiful. Great photo and skywatch.

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  21. It is a wonderful piece of public art as well as a beautiful memorial. Thanks for sharing.

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  22. I really like the sculpture, especially after you explained the meaning. Beautiful photos.

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  23. That is lovely.. what a loss that was for the people of that community.

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  24. You are right--this is a very powerful memorial. Nice image, too. Thank you for sharing, and for visiting my blog.

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  25. A beautiful memorial to a very sad event. And a wonderful image too!

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  26. It is a beautiful monument and remembrance. It looks very pretty against the blue of the sky and sea.

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  27. It does make a statement doesn't it! Nice photos. Thanks.

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  28. Nice choice for skywatch. It really looks like a symbol of unity.

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  29. A beautiful image and poignant reminder of a terrible event.

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  30. Amazing picture, great sky. Wonderful memorial !

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  31. Beautiful photo. The story behind it is so sad.

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  32. Beautiful, good composition! I might go to Sydney end of this year. Your blog is helping me.

    My Bangkok Through My Eyes!
    You got a Posty: I want to give 15 postcards :)

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  33. dEAR, i DONT KNOW THAT PART OF THE WORLD BTU KNOW , FOR YOUR SHOTS..TAHT ITS VERY NICE...
    CONGRATS FOR YOUR PHOTOS
    Have a nice day

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  34. That's a wonderful sculpture and the blue sky sets it off so well.

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  35. A touching memorial, so heartbreaking in it's beauty and meaning.

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  36. Beautiful blue skies and waters. Great angle and shots!

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  37. Gorgeous and powerful sculpture Jim. Thanks for sharing a great Skywatch Friday photo with us.

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  38. Beautiful sky, love the deep blue of the water and the sharp horizon!
    Beautiful shot!

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  39. Beautiful blue sea and sky! And a very moving memorial to the victims of the Bali bombing. It is sad that there are so many who spread destruction, rather than working to better their part of the world.

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  40. Went to Sculpture by the Sea today-- photos coming later this week! Are you going??

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  41. That's great, Florida Girl in Sydney. Yes I do want to go and check those sculptures out.

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  42. This is an amazing piece of artwork. I can feel the power in the photo....it must be even more emotional to see it in person!

    I also enjoyed the "electrifying" sunset on your other blog....must be all those wires! :) And I thank you for your visits to my blog--it's always a pleasure to read your comments. Have a great weekend!

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  43. Yeah a memorial is something but these act are so f---in' senseless. These families will never be the same.

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  44. What an incredible view, excellent photo. very informative .Thank you.
    Have a great weekend !

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  45. so blue and bright!

    thanks for coming by on my page...till next week!

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  46. It is difficult which one out of the two I liked more. Striking blues and a beautiful contrast!

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  47. Beautiful sky and ocean. The sculpture is nice too.

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  48. it is a striking design, I thought it was a knot but i like your description much better.

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  49. That's a nice piece of art work! It looks very beautiful against the bright blue sky.

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  50. such an impressive sculpture, J Bar! The sky looks great for sky photos.

    Happy skywatching and thanks for dropping by.

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  51. That is a truly powerful and comforting image at the same time, beautifully captured!

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  52. Just the right angle, the right color, the right object and the right motif. Wonderful shot! The second photo is absolutely perfect!

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  53. Super forms and wohw a blue sky. Summer ;-) Here is the autumn arrived with its colors to paint.lg Manuela

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  54. A lovely memorial I like the positioning of it looking out to sea.
    Melbourne Daily Photo

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  55. Hi Jim! I wanted to comment on your SW photo! It's so beautiful! Amazing that skies can be so colourful and so expressive. The memorial is impressive! I wish you a great weekend!

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  56. Beautiful pics for a sad event and a fine monument.

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  57. The story behind it makes it a very powerful sculpture, and your sky is wonderful again.
    Have a great weekend!

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  58. Great significance against blue sky, blue water.

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  59. beautiful, and thank you for sharing the story- it is a powerful piece of art.

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  60. a very powerful sculpture. and it stood out against the blue sky!

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  61. Honnestly I prefer "old" memorials when you see at least what it means.

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  62. It is a beautiful and meaningful memorial sculpture.

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  63. It is beautiful and profound in its simplicity.

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  64. Very beautiful! Thanks for sharing and visiting me. =)

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  65. Not a cloud to be seen, beautiful blue! Thanks for the visit!

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  66. That is an evocative sculpture. Wonderful and sorrowful at the same time.

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  67. Fabulous photo of a beautifully designed memorial.
    Thanks for stopping by!

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  68. I found that image very moving. Thanks for the visit. x

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  69. Very powerful, with clean lines against the blue sky.

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  70. Thank you for the story following the photos. I like the sculpture, it is nicely done and goes well with the surrounding blue skies.

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