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More about Melbourne...Part 2

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This entry was posted on 4/12/2007 8:03 PM and is filed under Australia.

Here are four of our favorite Melbourne discoveries...

This is a fabulous sculpture - quite huge on the edge of the Yarra River.  It is symbolic of the Aboriginal roots of this country.  Melbourne is located in the Kulin Nation which is comprised of the Boonerwrung, Woiworung, Taungurong, Djajawurrung and the Wathaurung people.  Make sure to read these names out loud.

See what we mean by huge.  Look at tiny epod standing next to it....

Here are some details of this fabulous creation which
is made of painted small tiles....

Across another bridge is this next wonderful installation.  Each of the sculptures represent an aboriginal dream interpretation.  What doesn't show up on the photo is the magnificent panel of engraved sections of glass in front of these creations showing all the different countries that are represented here in Australia and the number of immigrants that are living here along with details about their heritages.  It was quite fascinating.

Another of our favorite sculpture pieces was this group of sheep and rams.  We really loved this flock.

Had to have a close up of this guy...

And also his two brothers...

We were delighted to come upon these bells on one of our long walks - we found them precisely at one of the three times they were played each day - our good fortune...

It's curious because they sound like bells but it takes your mind a little bit to see that they're mounted upside down.

Listen to them by clicking below.

Listen to the Federation Bells

This was one of several different "tunes" played by the computerized programing of the bells.  We stayed and listened to a few of them, each about 4-5 minutes long.  They also knew to leave a delicious few moments of silence at the end of each piece, when you could hear the lingering sounds of the bells drift off into infinity....

 More on Melbourne in Part 3.


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    • 4/13/2007 7:08 PM Ms. to you wrote:
      Whatthefuckerungulung? Love the sheep sculpture! I want that in my town instead of the other "public" (read: blecch) art. But I have one question: How come the music doesn't fall back INTO the bells? I mean gravity isn't just a good idea, it's the LAW!
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    • 4/13/2007 9:48 PM KK wrote:
      how very cool! love the sculptures and sheep and all the creativity
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