Monday, 30 July 2012

Sydney Olympic Park, Eight Women

"Eight Women" is a contemporary sculpture created by Imants Tillers, in Cathy Freeman Park at Sydney Olympic Park. It celebrates the eight women who were involved in lighting the Sydney 2000 Olympic and Paralympic Games Cauldron. A ceremonial medley of seven of Australia's greatest female Olympic athletes carried the Torch in the Opening Ceremony to light the Olympic Cauldron, as a tribute to a century of women's participation in the Olympic Games. They were Betty Cuthbert, Raelene Boyle, Dawn Fraser, Shirley Strickland, Shane Gould, Debbie Flintoff-King, and Cathy Freeman. The eighth woman represented is Australian Paralympian, Louise Sauvage, who ignited the Paralympic Cauldron. Since the London 2012 Olympics are currently being held, I thought I would share this Sydney Olympic themed monument now.

18 comments:

  1. This is a great commentary for the art work that I have yet seen before.

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  2. Wow, marvelous blog layout! How long have you ever been running a blog for? you make running a blog look easy. The whole look of your website is great, well the content material!

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  3. I've seen this from a distance but never known what it represented.

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  4. What a wonderful idea to share something from the previous Olympics held in your own home! These silhouettes are such a great way to celebrate these athletes! Thanks for sharing!
    Robin

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  5. Anonymous, thanks for your kind words. I have been running this blog for almost four years and have only missed a few weeks during that time, due to injury.

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  6. This is a timely post! Happy Blue Monday, Jim.

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  7. Nice to see the blue sky to go with the blue artwork.

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  8. I suppose it's all that running that makes them so skinny!

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  9. Very apt Jim. The Sydney Games were fantastic even if I watched them on the telly from QLD.

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  10. Beautiful and interesting!

    Visiting for Blue Monday- hope you can stop by..

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  11. A truly awesome sight and something I have never seen like before. That is what I love so much about blogging. I get to see other great things from all over the world.

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  12. so unusual, and great blue pic.....happy blue monday

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  13. amazing park art. Hope you can stop by at my blue monday: http://www.heartscontentofamama.com/2012/07/vince-moments-on-our-drive-rest-stops.html

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  14. I love you blue post this week. I have also enjoyed looking through past posts - especially some areas near me (inner west). I will continue to pop over. A great blog! And thanks for visiting :)

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  15. Hard to believe the Sydney Olympics was 12 years ago.

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