Saturday, May 12, 2012

Melbourne Fresh Daily: EAGLE SCULPTURE

Melbourne Fresh Daily: EAGLE SCULPTURE: "Eagle" is a beautiful sculpture standing 25 metres or about seven storeys high. It is by Bruce Armstrong, one of the most important sculpto...

This site if a great one for anyone appreciating the armchair travelling habit. My appreciations always go to the  administrators of Melbourne City.
Most of the suburbs of Melbourne has been covered by Blogger friend Nick. His enthusiasm in sharing his city specials is amazing.

While I saw this sculpture and the narrative, I was wondering about our own cities/skylines of towns, beaches. Apart from installing huge idols of garishly painted , badly done up images of Gods/leaders, we have no appreciation of contemporary art.


25 comments:

  1. So true...nor of community murals...we do not encourage upcoming talents and local talents sufficiently. Just sit in amazement of ancient architecture!

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  2. Wow, that was the first comment and a fast one.
    Thank you!

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  3. Thanks for sharing..

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  4. Hi

    During my recent visits to Chennai, I saw quite a few sculptures adorning the city...Mostly of traditional arts like Puliyattam, Poi Kaal Kuthirai etc....Nice move from Chennai corporation!

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  5. I stand informed. Thank you.

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  6. Welcome here Jaish_vats.
    Singhara Chennai it is. I appreciate that the Corporation is giving due importance to those ancient native art forms.

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  7. and to top it up mayawatis...

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  8. Thank you for featuring one of my posts in your blog, Vetrimagal.

    I feel we are so lucky in Melbourne, as we have some wonderful public art and a city that is relatively clean and safe. I have travelled all over the world and I have seen many places that do not compare as favourably. It is always a good idea to get involved with the politics of one's city/country and try to effect change for the better in whatever way one can.

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  9. we are realizing it now only.. hope we will change for better and in faster way :)
    great post

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  10. Thanks for sharing

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  11. Welcome here Alka!
    Yes, the leaders adorning our streets and the celebrations that take place often and the fights that figure in the media.. Our headaches are endless.

    We would rather not have any art form at all, I suppose.

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  12. Nick, I am thankful to you for giving and option to Blog this post.
    My intention was to bring readers to your blog and have a good time:-)

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  13. Welcome here Deepak. I am sure we will progress. And I am happy that young people are interested, which is very positive.

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  14. Hi Krishna, Welcome :-)

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  15. Yes, we hardly have a taste for the classy. Also we are willing to mar the landscape with ugly hoardings as well.

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  16. It’s a wonderful sculpture and would be a great landmark to the locality! The effort taken for its maintenance is worth and example... that people need to follow that just erecting a sculpture isn’t enough and the real cause is maintaining and keep the glory always up.

    Thanks for sharing dear.

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  17. Jeevan, I am so glad you liked the link. Nick keeps giving glorious photographs of his city Melbourne, and makes me envious!.

    We too can have atleast the parks and gardens, but we choose not to.
    Look at the public spoiling all those lovely gardens of yesteryears, and erect silly statues ,to gain political advantage.

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  18. that's beautiful sculpture. thank you for sharing.

    read your tweets that you are facing problems with internet. thank you so much for reading my post in spite of this internet problem.

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  19. Thank you bringing this sculpture to our attention. Something like this would be a great addition to any park.

    Thanks, too, for visiting my site.

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  20. Hi Debajyoti,

    Reading your posts is like getting fresh breath of air. The laughter makes it last , for the few days, till you post .

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  21. Hi George,

    Thanks!

    I liked your blog very much. I read the pages and saw all those beautiful pictures.

    Tennessee (Knoxville ) has a special place in my heart :-)

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  22. Sorry ma'm for not being able to read your new posts, I had been very busy with my IAS preparations. And yes very true, we do not appreciated contemporary art in our country at all, but politicians are very busy bringing up their own statues! ;-) Thanks for sharing this info. :)

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  23. Well said Akshay! and thanks for reading it, despite the exams.

    All the best for good results, and a good career.

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  24. we admire either film stars or leaders..where is the time for finer sensibilities of life?

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  25. Renu,
    I laughed out aloud , when I read your comment. True!

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