Friday, 2 December 2011

The Domain, sculpture, Robert Burns

This bronze statue of Scottish poet Robert Burns (1759–1796), stands along Art Gallery Road, in the Crescent Precinct of The Domain. It was created by Frederick Pomeroy in 1905 and stands at 2.9 metres high on a stone pedestal of Melbourne granite, mostly in the rough, with one polished course in the centre.

24 comments:

  1. A beautiful sunny day and Robert Burns who could ask for more!

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  2. Beautiful sculpture for a great poet!

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  3. He sits there so lovely with the blue sky behind him... great capture!
    Happy SWF and greetings,

    Anna (Netherlands) :-))

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  4. Your skies proved as a beautiful backdrop!

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  5. Sky sets the scene, Jim. I love walking through the Domain when I visit Sydney - so much to see (and photograph, of course!).

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  6. I agree with the others, a great poet, a marvelous sculpture, gorgeous blue skies and a perfect capture for the day! Hope you have a wonderful weekend, Jim! Enjoy!

    Sylvia

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  7. Wonderful scupture - we have one here in front of the State Library but not nearly as grand as this one. Beautiful sky!

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  8. I enjø
    oy Burns and your picture.
    Greetings from Norway

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  9. What a great capture of colors and the clouds surrounding the statue look beautiful. Happy Skywatching.

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  10. I have a book from him. Great statue indeed. Please have a good Friday.


    daily athens photo

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  11. I wondered what he was leaning on. I believe it's a plough.

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  12. Isn't it amazing, the things we find to photograph. Great shot.

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  13. I like the clear blue sky and the history behind this famous sculpture.

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  14. Now that's a very friendly sky with those puffy little clouds floating by.

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  15. That's nice! I bet he has a nice view of the sky from up there!

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