SAMI'S COLOURFULWORLD

Friday, 31 March 2017

Cottesloe Beach sculptures & Hillary's Harbour

It was that time of the year again - The Sculptures by the Sea exhibition - that is showcased at the Cottesloe beach every March. This year it ran from the 3rd to the 20th March.
With 77 sculptures on show it was difficult to choose a favourite, and there were many that I liked. Being Sunday, my husband joined the three of us for the ride (me, his brother and sister in law visiting from South Africa). 

Through the sculpture in the middle you can see the Indiana restaurant and the beach

The glass ball (on left) by Lucy Humphrey- Horizon - won Kids' choice and People's choice award

A couple of hot hours under the scorching sun walking around the sand looking at the sculptures, and we were ready for a refreshment at the very charming Indiana restaurant at the Cottesloe beach.

Inside the Indiana restaurant 

Refreshments over and we got back on the road, driving around the coast road until we reached Hillary's harbour about 25km north, just in time to watch the sun setting over the sea. I love sunsets!!
We first walked around the marina looking at the fabulous boats, then the shopping centre and it was then time for dinner at one of the restaurants in the complex. Coffees and ice-creams rounded off the meal.
A fabulous and enjoyable day was had by all!

Hillary's harbour - the marina, Breakwater restaurant complex, the kids beach, sign with distances to various cities and sunset over the sea.
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16 comments:

  1. These were wonderful sculptures. My favorite was the one in the first photo bottom left. Much more impressive to me than the people's choice award.

    Lovely restaurant with the incredible stained glass windows. I bet your family will talk about all these sites you took them to for years to come. And I'm glad you shared them on your blog, too.

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    1. Thanks Elizabeth. That statue of a man was quite huge and impressive at the end of the pier.
      I think the family certainly got to view the best of Perth.

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  2. Those sculptures are so wonderful each year.

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  3. Can´t decide which sculpture I like best, they´re all great!
    Plus Indiana plus Hillary´s, ah, that sure must've been a wonderful day!

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    1. Sure was Iris, Cottesloe and Hillarys are both special places.

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  4. Fantastic sculptures - I enjoyed them so much I looked over them all several times!

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    1. Thanks Christine, some of them were quite spectacular! Have a great weekend.

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  5. You sure know how to squeeze a lot into one day Sami 😀 are your visitors still here?

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    1. Hi Grace, they have left, I'm back at work. Will contact you soon for a catch up.

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  6. That will be good Sami, we're off to Sydney on Thursday back following week, look forward to catching up then. It must be pretty quiet for you with all gone ☺

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    1. Enjoy your trip Grace, will arrange something then. Yes, when the visitors go, the house goes very quiet.

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  7. It's always fun when you show the sculptures on the beach. I remember last year you saw the giant black babies displayed also in Prague, where I was living.
    The restaurant has a great view over the beach. Perfect spot for a refreshment.

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    1. Thanks Sara, I think a few of the International artists showing their sculptures in Perth would have probably already shown them in Europe or somewhere else around the globe. The Indiana restaurant has a great location!

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  8. Very beautiful these collages, Sami !

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