Tuesday, 9 November 2010

Waiting


Waiting
by J. Seward Johnson, Jnr
Sited by Sculpture Placement, Washington, DC

Forecourt of Australia Square, George Street


20 comments:

biebkriebels said...

This is very real, the paper looks almost you can turn to the next page.

Steffe said...

This is great. What is he reading?

Kay L. Davies said...

Fabulous. So lifelike, you'd think someone had been bronzed, his newspaper preserved somehow, for posterity. Great photos.
-- K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Julie said...

Steffe, he is reading our national daily broadsheet, 'The Australian' which is a Murdoch paper.

Nieves said...

Beautiful blog with beautiful photos, like this one, I love it! I will come here to visit you again. Regards,

J Bar said...

A great piece of public art. I'm sure I've seen it before but I don't remember it.

Leif Hagen said...

What a fun, life like statue! Was he a talkative guy?

Julie said...

In a gruff Atticus Finch sort of way - not one for tolerating interruptions.

Ann said...

I like this. Like Jim, I must have seen it but can't place it.

Peter said...

No wonder I haven't noticed this - looks too real!

magiceye said...

been a long time?! :)

lewi14 said...

It's really a wonderful sculpture. It looks very authentic.

"All things French" said...

So pleased I chanced upon your lovely site ~ love that handsome gentleman but oh my!! that journal is so ... big . ~Dianne~

Joan Elizabeth said...

There are sculptures of people like this in Melbourne and Brisbane but I don't remember ever seeing one in Sydney.

brattcat said...

I can read the headlines...is it possible to read the actual articles? Is the paper dated? Is the date significant?

Julie said...

I have 5 other shots. Cannot read a date on any of them. He is reading an article headlined 'You are a democratic model for the world' under a full page heading of ' ... celebration of a nation'. I didnt read the articles which leads me to think they might have been too hard to read. There are two headings on the front page which I can only get part of.

I shall go down and have another look ... just for you!

diane said...

A great sculpture. Do people ever sit next to him?

anjoe playhouse said...

Great photos of a great sculpture!

Julie said...

Funnily enough, I was looking to sit next to him until I did my double take ... I was waiting my turn to go down into the Tank Stream which is pretty much right underneath him.

uncertainhorizon said...

That is really cool, so realisitic!