These are some more photos of the Sculptures by the Sea 2012 exhibition at Bondi and Tamarama. I love the way they blend with the natural background of rock, sand and sea. They looked so much better in a natural environment than they would have in a building. Enjoy!
I made my way to Joyland, again. This time their were no rambunctious teenagers nor police men! Yay. It was a last minute decision and I’m glad that I did go. It’s such a wonderful place to visit, even in its dilapidated state.
I only ever went to Joyland twice, while it was still an open theme park. I had fun and was pretty bummed that it was closed down, especially since it was one less thing to do in the already sparse list of things to do in Wichita.
This is the Whacky Shack, by far my most favorite of all the buildings. Walking through it is eerie. The first time, of course, was a little more haunting than the second time — especially since one of the doors slammed close while were midway through the ride. Not a great thing to experience when you’re standing in pitch black darkness. Fun…
Here are a few more of the sculptures I saw on Monday on the Coogee Beach to Bondi walk. My favourite is the giant windchime forest made out of 222 huge bamboo poles with whirring attachments (Balinese scarecrows). The collective of artists and architects who produced it built it in honour of the 222 victims of the Bali bombing and named it Mengenang, the Indonesian word for memory. They reminded me of the little hand-held spinning mini windmills that used to be sold at the Easter Show. As the wind was so fierce they were making a really loud humming noise, which could be heard for quite a distance. I also loved the quirky rabbit man and dog woman on the donkey.
Quotes About Memory (www.goodreads.com)
“There either is or is not, that’s the way things are. The colour of the day. The way it felt to be a child. The saltwater on your sunburnt legs. Sometimes the water is yellow, sometimes it’s red. But what colour it may be in memory, depends on the day. I’m not going to tell you the story the way it happened. I’m going to tell it the way I remember it.”
I came across this recipe on the Care2.com website. It looks delicious, and I’m a great fan of pumpkin in all its forms as well as loving hummus, so I will be trying this recipe. I might add some chilli instead of cumin as I love it. I will probably use Lebanese bread instead of pita bread which I will heat up in the stove with a little olive oil on it and then cut up into triangles. It should be delicious, healthy AND low in fat which is a winning combo!