Is art a favourite pastime? Then how about admiring works of art by the sea?
Enjoy culture and outdoors in one go. And the best of all? It is a free event.
Every spring, the Bondi to Tamarama 2 km coastal walk is home to the outdoor sculpture exhibition.
The 2013 edition takes place between 24 October to 10 November.
There are similar sculpture events in Cottesloe Beach (Perth, Western Australia) and Aarhus (Denmark). But the inspiration for them all was the one at Bondi.
Click on the images below to see them as a gallery.
Monumental works of art adorn the coastal walk between Bondi to Tamarama.
The views are some of the best in Sydney. Look at the proof. The works above have captured all the magnificence.
How clever is this crystal ball reflecting the horizon with the ocean and rocks projected upside down on the sky, just like behind the lens of a giant eye suspended above the cliffs.
Reflecting the light seems to be a theme with several sculptures made of transparent or mirror like materials.
There are more than 100 works by contemporary international and Australian artists.
Here's trying to capture the vivid red, that comes with the joy of a happy bounce, against the monochrome background.
So photographing in two colours goes on with a red rainbow like statue...
...and a man fishing on the rocks oblivious of the art behind him.
It's hard to stop watching the blades passing each other as the wind turns them around. Will they run into each other or will they not? They definitely don't.
And here's another fine balancing act with stairs that lead to nowhere.
More stairs rising towards the sky above Bondi.
Will that bubble burst?
Outdoor room with a view! The 2012 event was spectacular too.
Hover your mouse on any of the small images below to see them larger in a larger format.
Avoid hopping into your car. It is a pain to find a parking spot. And if you find one you can leave your car there for two hours only. Then you need to drive away to find another spot.
Public transport is a much better option. Take the train to Bondi Junction and then look for buses that run to Bondi Beach (333, 380, 381) or to Tamarama (361).
During the weekends of the event the 361 bus will run every 15 minutes to take crowds to the exhibition. Buy a ticket before you take the bus to make sure you have more choices, as most of the buses require prepaid tickets.
Want to know more about the works? Go there on Saturdays and Sundays, get to Mark's Park and listen to artists as they share their creative journey.
Grab a catalogue to see when and where the talks happen or spot the bean bags next to one of the works.
That means the author will be there soon to talk about their experience.
Take a seat and expect to learn more. Be sure to apply lots of sunscreen as you are walking or sitting in the sun.
Forgot to take your sun protection when you left home? No worries, there are a couple of sunscreen stations along the shore. Stop, slop the sun cream, slap on your hat and you're good to go.
And there are some free water stations too. Just so that you stay hydrated and protected.
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