Friday, 3 August 2007

Statue of Spyros Louis, Brighton-le-Sands



Greek Gold Medallist in Marathon
Athens 1896
Sculptor: Pavlos Kougioumtzis

Brighton-le-Sands is the centre of Greek community in Sydney, with lots of restaurants and cafes, and this sculpture.

11 comments:

  1. elle est magnifique cette statue, la découpe lui donne une impression de vitesse. superbe


    it is splendid this statue, cutting gives an impression speed to him. superb

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  2. We were in the park at Brighton once and saw the surprising extent of that community enjoying their get-togethers. It was memorable.

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  3. Hi Sally, What a wonderful form.

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  4. Sally - the statue is very intersting and also puzzling. I'm trying to interpret the vertical fractures. The statue's face is triumphant but he may be breaking apart in exhaustion. How do other viewers interpret it? My son is running a half marathon in October and I don't want him splitting apart!

    Bob

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  5. Impressive! He looks exhausted but he won! One of the hardest sports - apart from the Tour de France...of which, at the moment, the least said the better.

    Great shot in a beautiful setting.

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  6. What a creative idea...your phot is very nice...he appears to be ready to take off.

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  7. It's very original and I like it so much !!!

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  8. Interesting contemporary interpretation of a classical figure.

    Hope the weather in Sydney is fabulous. I love winter and am missing the cool weather.

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  9. ooo..

    very nice statue. it looks as if it has been broken into two, but its not.

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  10. I'm so glad you got around to photographing Brighton-Le-Sands. It's one of my favourite local artworks, if you hadn't already noticed. Cheers.

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