Sunday, 20 May 2012

Botanic Gardens, I Wish

“I Wish” is a pink concrete sculpture of a girl mounted on a sandstone plinth which is located in the Royal Botanic Gardens. It was created by Czechoslovakian born Arthur Fleischman in 1946 and stands at the site of the first Wishing Tree. Curiously, every time I pass by here, the girl is holding some freshly cut flowers and on this day it was camelias.

23 comments:

  1. We loved the Royal Botanic Gardens on our one trip to Sydney several years ago. When we return later this year, we want to see if we can get some photos of the bats flying out at dusk.

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  2. I would like to think it was an ordinary citizen (and not a paid gardener) putting flowers onto the I Wish sculpture. That would make the sculpture into a public asset, one that families cared about.

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  3. What a beautiful statue and I like its title! Great shot!

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  4. The bright sunshine provided a great shot with some wonderful shadows.

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  5. She's lovely Jim, intriguing to know who her mystery admirer is!

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  6. Oh, I agree with Grace, she is so lovely and it would be intriguing to know who her mystery admirer is!! Terrific shadow shot for the day, Jim!

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  7. What a lovely tradition: giving the girl some fresh flowers! I'd be tempted to visit every day, just to see what she's holding!

    Shadowy Tree Ruins

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  8. Always pay a quite wish everytime, me and my old classmates (all exchange scholars from all the world).

    Hope you have a great w/end. 9-23 am DownUnder and 01-23am in Sweden.

    Enjoy...
    /CC

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  9. Beautiful, elongated sculpture! It reminds me of a sculpture version of Modigliani's paintings! Love the touch of the fresh flowers too!

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  10. You have great shots! I enjoy your blog.

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  11. She certainly does look very wistful.

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  12. Lovely statue. Reminds me of one I saw in the botanical gardens at Del Mar California.

    She has a sad quality about her that appeals to me.

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  13. What a lovely name for the sculpture "I Wish"

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  14. Very interesting and thought provoking image.
    Have a blessed day!
    Lea
    Lea's Menagerie

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  15. The flowers really make the image.

    Stewart M - Melbourne

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  16. I find any Botanic garden is always full of some of the loveliest foliage ever. This one sounds like a great place to visit. However, in that area most everything is beautiful.

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  17. Such an unusual botanical statue. Very interesting, and the rotating bouquet of flowers are a nice touch.
    Cheers,
    Leah

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  18. Thanks for your beautiful contribution to Shadow Shot Sunday!

    Mangoes shadow
    Have a great week ahead.

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  19. Lovely shot of this modiglianesque bust, Jim.

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