Saturday, 25 October 2008

Sculpture By The Sea

Bondi Beach Lifeguard Tower
Bondi Icebergs
Beautiful and sunny, interesting and fun, healthy and tiring. That about sums it up. We walked from Bondi to Tamarama on the coastal walk today, the annual Sculpture By The Sea exhibition is in full swing and I think every person went to see it today. We couldn't have picked a better day though, it was so beautiful and warm after such a cold and miserable week. I even got a little sunburnt by accident.

I think we walked about 3 or 4km. Luca thought it was fantastic and was making a few people laugh along the way calling out "wow" and "look mummy and daddy, that is so cool". He was finding small sculptures in the bushes and was completely exhausted by the end, he walked the whole way. We shouldn't have taken Remi in the stroller, we should have carried him in the baby pouch or baby backpack, there were quite a few stairs -he was very comfortable in the stroller though. Mid-way we stopped in the park area on top of the headland and had a bite to eat and a drink. The park had about 30 sculptures scattered around it which Luca really wanted to climb on. Only a few of the sculptures were allowed to be climbed on, the rest weren't.

By the end, we were so tired that we caught a bus back to Bondi and got some lunch in the late afternoon. We had a quick play in the park and home we came. I will mark it in my calendar again for next year, it was the best sculpture exhibition I have ever seen. There was not one piece that I disliked.

It is strange how it feels like another world over on the East side of the City. I live in my little bubble here on the Northern Beaches, only venturing afar on the odd occasion, and I think that makes these outings feel like I am on holidays in some foreign country. It makes me want to travel again(I think it has been way too long since we went o/s).

I'm off to bed now to dream of faraway places- I am wiped out.

::BEWARE:: There are a ton of photos below.

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