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Saturday, 29 January 2011

Resting Place

It has been some time since I was last here. Health problems had been plagueing me and as they started settling down, I have been staying with my daughter. I trust you all had a wonderful Christmas. Thank you for the good wishes and may the New Year bring good times ahead.


Above: A Chair on Swanston
We were on our way to see Mary Poppins when I spotted this lovely seat on the corner of Swanston and Little Lonsdale Streets and thought now there's something worthy of a photo. I was quite taken with the lovely filagree work and the four large sunflowers. Photo was taken on an angle to try and get most of the seat in the picture.

A search finds it was created by Bronwyn Snow in 1994 and is made from steel and jarrah. Below is the only available information I was able to find.

Bronwyn Snow's Resting Place is a sculpture that combines aesthetics and function. Commissioned through the City of Melbourne's Percent for Art Program, this double-sided seat of steel and jarrah offers the urban flâneur a place to rest, take stock and take in the urban environment. The decorative elements of the seat include two serpents-traditionally a symbol of healing, rebirth and female power-towering sunflowers, which watch over the seated, and ivy. Snow claims of the work that it is 'a stopping point, a resting place for the weary spiritual traveller'. Source eMelbourne

Today's quote: A chair is a very difficult object. A skyscraper is almost easier. That is why Chippendale is famous ~ Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

9 comments:

~Just me again~ said...

That is so pretty! That would look nice in my back yard ;)

~Just me again~ said...

Ughs..darn enter button. Glad to see that you're feeling better.

Andrew said...

I've noticed the seat often and wondered about it. You have answered.

Lois said...

I hope you start feeling better soon!

Paul said...

Good to see you back. Chippendale was born just outside Leeds.

Leif Hagen said...

We missed you, BFG! Welcome back and Happy New Year! Hope your health continues to improve!

Rob and Mandy said...

Welcome back! I agree with Mies van der Rohe! I have some phoros of some chairs created by Gaudi, can't seem to be able to use them anywhere.

brattcat said...

It's very good to see you back. I was worried. I thought perhaps the floods had been a problem for you, but it turns out it was your health. May all of those problems be in the past and stay in the past. Best wishes.

Irina said...

Good that you are back!

Melbourne Daily Photo

Hello, I created this blog because Melbourne is my city and I want people to see what a beautiful place it is. So come with me on a journey of discovery as we traverse the dining precincts, the culture, the laneways and hidden gems that make Melbourne marvellous.