Sunday, 3 March 2013

Little Bay, sculpture

This sculpture is located outside one of the restored buildings of the former Prince Henry Hospital, in the eastern suburb of Little Bay. The sculpture is like a stylised information board about the history of the suburb. It features information about the original Coast Hospital on this site which had its origins managing patients with infectious diseases. It also features details about  the world’s largest sculpture created at Little Bay in 1969, when international artist Christo and his wife Jeanne-Claude wrapped the coastline in fabric, calling it: “Wrapped Coast – One Million Square Feet, Little Bay, Sydney, Australia”.

10 comments:

  1. Interesting background/history and a great shadow shot, Jim! Hope your weekend is going well!

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  2. The building and its humble origins look like a day long past. The simple lines harken back to a more simple time. The basic styling then is in contrast to today's glass and steel buildings. Back then the look was honest - sometimes wish that architecture woul drevert more to the past...

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    1. I think the building material used is what we call in Australia fibro, which is a fibrous (or fibre) cement sheet.

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  3. It just about blends in with the building!

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  4. At first, I had to check what exactly would be the sculpture! From this perspective, it is like a feature added to the building structure! An unusual way to present information!

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  5. Thank for sharing this interesting sight and so much of its history. I enjoyed it as I will never be in this part of the world.

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  6. Wow! Art and information all rolled into one. Nice shadow shot.

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  7. I'm really impressed, along with your writing talents, as neatly as with the layout for your blog.

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