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I have never been a museum person. I get bored easily, and I look for places to sit down after a quick jaunt through the galleries. However, I appreciate a walk outside with sites to see along the way — and Sydney’s Sculpture by the Sea is just that.
As my group hiked up and down the stairs of Bondi’s coastal walk, we pointed out our favorite pieces and relished in the way they looked against the churning sea below (many pieces even used the backdrop of the ocean as part of their effect).
At the top of the hill, we were greeted by larger than life sculptures, including that of a giant Buddha with human-looking skin and bodily proportions. By comparison, a tall, skinny sculpture of a man loomed over us, looking down. It wasn’t always apparent at first, but our guide explained that many of these art pieces carried spiritual, historical or political meaning. (Admittedly, I wasn’t sure what the enormous whisk or snorkeling head meant, but I’m no art critic.)
With the wind in my hair and the sea spray on my face, I didn’t feel at all like I was in a museum. Instead, I was surrounded by both man-made and natural art. Nor did I feel the need to find a place to sit; I continued the coastal walk all the way to Coogee Beach.
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