Saturday, August 28, 2010

Sunday stills: Statues


The Auckland Domain is Auckland's oldest park, and at 75 hectares one of the largest in the city.[1] Located in the central suburb of Grafton, the park lies mostly within the crater of the Pukekawa volcano.

During the 1920s & 1930s local businessman William Elliot donated several of the marble statues in the Wintergarden complex. Here are just some of them.









All the above statues are located at the Winter Garden of Auckland Domain.

I couldn't resist this "Live" Statue. This man was alternating standing and squatting on the base. If you don't look carefully, you will think that he is a statue. He was there for a long time looking at the ducks in the duck pond.
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Sunday Stills, the next Challenge: Statues or Figurines

I figure everyone has access to one or the other so have some fun and get some practice with macros on the figurines..:-)

14 comments:

Ginny said...

How many statues are there altogether? Now that pedestal, is it made for people to climb up on and be still like a statue, can anyone do it? Really interesting.

Bangchik said...

The live statue is up there for a purpose, and he looks good.. haha. ~Bangchik

Dave said...

The gardens are a lovely place to visit Ann. We visited a couple of years ago and I too photographed all of these beautiful ststues. Well done on this blog. - Dave

dibear said...

Beautiful statues. :)

Lucka said...

I like the sculptures on the shots.

Carolyn Ford said...

Think of all the talent represented in each of those statues...what a beautiful park this must be! The human statue is quite clever to include in this post.

WildBlack said...

Great series! Love the last one! lol!

Far Side of Fifty said...

Well done Ann, lots of statues there:)

Sarawakiana@2 said...

These are really lovely...Hope to see them all one day...Sibu has started to have some statues....

Jama said...

That's a lot of statues!
Yes, I'm still fasting till the 9th September, the next day will be our Hari Raya. I wish you're here in Singapore, then can come for a visit.

lina@home sweet home said...

Wow, there are many statues there. The most interesting is the live one, hehehe... How long was he standing there?

flowerweaver said...

The last one is very clever!

Regular Guy said...

Lots of statues, like the last one. I like to see people do that.

Ann said...

The man was there for at least two hours. That was how long I was walking round and round the park looking for John Edgar's sculpture. Each time, i passed him, he was still there.

He had a bandanna on, making him very obvious.

Usually, you get children climbing up there for a while, but a grown man, very unusual.