Monday, November 11, 2013

The Girl by the Hill - Southport, Gold Coast



She represents the spectator, the traveler if you will, who sits at the corner watching the world go by. That's what came to mind when I saw her and her little bear at the top of The Hill, right in the heart of the Southport Broadwater Parkland. From her "exclusive" spot under the bristling sun, you could see the Broadwater, ANZAC Park and The Spit. The Pacific Ocean hums with its subtle and understated fury just across the eastern strip.

As for me, I could sit there all day, but the Earth moves and transforms, and evolves even without me. So I chose to move on.

While there, a poem came to mind.

YESTERDAY GIRL 
by Richard Hill

I remember her face (I think)
And a summer evening
Standing on the shore
Watching the Mersey
Turning in its sleep
And the seagulls crying
Sliding down the sky
Like kids on banisters
While we wrote 
I love you
In the sweaty summer sand
With sticks
And skipped across rocks
And both held hands
To keep falling 
Out of love.

But we couldn't.


With these somber thoughts, I leave you, and this girl to her musings.

This is the Eye in the Sky!

The spectator.

The little bear seems to be prodding her to move on.

Pensively staring at the distance.

ANZAC Park

The Spit







From afar you'd think she was real.

4 comments:

Ola said...

the view is amazing but the sculpture-a bit controversial

eye in the sky said...

Controversial, Ola? You're right about the view though. It's very scenic. :)

Ramakrishnan Ramanathan said...

Alice in Wonderland ! She is amazed by the unbelievable and rapid changes that have taken place in today's world compared to her times.

eye in the sky said...

Nice! I like that interpretation, Ram. Alice in Wonderland indeed! :)