Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Where the Wild Things Are

So, Max stared into their yellow eyes, without ever blinking even once! And the wild things were subdued.

Let the wild romp begin!

Perhaps, Maurice Sendak was inspired by the Yiddish expression 'vilde chaya', meaning boisterous children. These 'wild things' are located in the Ben Buckler park overlooking Bondi Beach which you can just make out in the background. It is a wonderful place for a beer and fish'n'chips as the sun sets on a Saturday.


12 comments:

RedPat said...

I love these guys!

Ann said...

They're fabulous. A little bit Gaudi.

Julie said...

Yes, I had not thought that they resembled Gaudi. But what the heck, Bondi is gawdy.

Jim said...

After having just visited Barcelona again, my first thought was Gaudi too.

Joe said...

I remember being engrossed in "Where The Wild Things Are" when I was a child. The illustrations and the story intrigued me. The sculptures are terrific.

Mark said...

I love these, great find Julie.

Dina said...

Thanks for the video. Next time I go to visit my own vilde chaya grandkids in Bondi, I will seek out these animals.

Stefan Jansson said...

Fun art.

Jo said...

very true about Bondi being gaudi, I guess i will look out for these when we fill in the gaps in our coast walk.

G. W. Bill Miller said...

We read Maurice Sendak's stories and poems to all our children when they were young. Wonderful stuff.

Red Nomad OZ said...

These are fantastic! But they also look a little like statues of fish and a sea serpent on the Rowes Bay foreshore in Townsville! I wonder were they done by the same person?

BTW I have replied to your comment about joining CDP - but I used the email address on your profile. Just letting you know in case it's gone to spam! Thanx, Red!

Joan Elizabeth said...

I love em. Perfect for the beach.