Sun, sea, sand, and… goose pimples. The ball of lava in the sky may be turned on, but the nautical fan at Bondi Beach was switched on at full blast, bringing on a cold front that made my skeleton wish it wasn’t in my body. Chilled to the bones and fingers starting to feel like they didn’t belong to me had me missing the honesty of Singapore’s weather. When the sun is out, it is hot.
I came to the beach today because I visited 12 years ago and wanted to come back again to refresh my memory. As winter hasn’t retired entirely and it was a Monday, the beach was practically deserted.
My main objective was to bum by the beach but since it was too cold to lose even a strand of hair, I decided to focus on my second purpose of coming here… and that’s to check out the 16th annual outdoor coastal art exhibition, Sculpture by the Sea. The exhibition runs from 18 Oct – 4 Nov 2012.
Despite the biting cold, I had a great time checking out the numerous sculptures. Many were beautiful, some were really creative and amusing, while a few had me baffled about their artistic quality.
I would have gladly fought the cold and stayed longer on the 2km exhibition trail from Bondi to Tamarama Beach but rain came in shortly after I shot the ViewTM photo. If I get the chance again, I would definitely come back to photograph future editions of Sculpture by the Sea. The free public event is definitely worth braving the cold for!
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