Monday, 27 February 2012

Centennial Park, Column Garden, Sunrise

The Column Garden in Centennial Park is named after two Corinthian sandstone columns. The nine metre high columns once flanked the original front entrance of the Australian Museum, known as the Lewis Wing, on William Street. When the museum was extended and a new entrance created, the columns were dismantled and moved to Centennial Park where they were then used as the base for two statues. The statues were manufactured in 1888 by Villeroy and Boch. "Sunrise" is a standing female figure with a baby boy on a half orb. The other statue is "Sunset", which is a female figure draped in a cloak from head to feet.

25 comments:

  1. Lovely place to spend one hour or two!

    Irene

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  2. Nice photo, Jim.
    It seems like a small sculpture at the top for such a high column but it might only be the perspective in the photo.

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  3. Joyful, maybe it does look a bit odd from that perspective. I think I should try and get another shot of these columns from a distance with the gardens in the foreground.

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  4. Good information and facts regarding the park. Helps me obtain more knowledge and facts.

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  5. like the angle...and I like the way things get recycled!

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  6. Nine metres is a very high column Jim...they must look very stately.

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  7. Nice post Jim..I love columns...just had one added to my front porch...not nearly as nice as the one you photographed though! Thanks for sharing!
    Miss Bloomers

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  8. This is indeed a great shot because even if it's tall i still can see the statue. thanks for the informative post was well

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  9. amazing shot...thanks for sharing infor

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  10. Discovered your website via search engine and wanted to comment. :) Take care. Jason

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  11. I have enjoyed your Centennial Park series Jim. Although I have been there a few times most of what you have shown is new to me.

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  12. Beautiful blue sky.

    Happy Blue Monday, Jim. Be sure to check out my book giveaway.

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  13. Good use of recycled materials! Lovely shot.

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  14. I am glad that the columns were moved to Centennial Park, after the museum was extended. Otherwise they would have ended up in land fill somewhere :(

    This way they can be used as the base for two statues. And they can be in a lovely garden setting. It is all good!

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  15. I was surprised to hear you say they were manufactured by Villeroy and Boch Jim, they are obviously into all sorts of things, I have four really beautiful wall plates made and designed by them!

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  16. This is cool- thank's for sharing:)

    Visiting for BM- hope you can stop by:)

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  17. beautiful blues sky with a tall statue :-) Visiting from Blue Monday, hope that you can return the visit too.

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