Not so Wordless Wednesday – 1 March 2017


Not so Wordless Wednesday!

Enjoy these beautiful sculptures from the William Ricketts Sanctuary in the Dandenong Ranges near Melbourne

I know it’s supposed to be wordless Wednesday but….I can’t help but share these words from the park’s site, just in case I have sparked your interest:

Hidden away in a dense inlet along the winding Mt Dandenong Tourist Road is the internationally renowned William Ricketts Sanctuary. The sanctuary is not only one the Dandenong’s more iconic experiences, but one of the most inspiring and tranquil places on the mountain.

A quiet gentleman who had spent much time living with aboriginal communities in central Australia, William Ricketts created the sanctuary as a place for quiet reflection and replenishing the spirit. He believed that all Australians should adopt Aboriginal philosophies, respecting the spirituality of the mother earth and all things in the natural world. Some of his works throughout the grounds also depict his feelings on the takeover and devastation of white man into the natural environment.

Within the sanctuary grounds, there are over 90 different sculptures depicting the aboriginal people engaging with the earth in a pure forest setting. Carved into rocks and tree trunks that dot the paths that flow throughout the property, the themes in his artwork reflect his philosophies of connections with human, nature and the earth.

Do yourself a favour and add this beautiful sanctuary to your list of places to visit one day.

Have a good day!

Debbie 🙂

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  One thought on “Not so Wordless Wednesday – 1 March 2017

  1. March 1, 2017 at 8:08 pm

    Well, the sculptures are wordless!

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    • March 2, 2017 at 2:04 pm

      Exactly my thoughts Andrew. I never know if it’s supposed to be the photo that does the talking (with no words required) or what?? I just like sharing photos on a Wednesday 🙂

      Like

  2. March 1, 2017 at 8:12 pm

    It’s an amazing place isn’t it Deb.

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    • March 2, 2017 at 2:05 pm

      It sure is Miriam, I’ll have to take my husband back there next time 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

      • March 2, 2017 at 2:21 pm

        You will indeed. (BTW Love your new pic)

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        • March 2, 2017 at 2:39 pm

          Thanks so much Miriam!! I love it too and keeping it in the family as it was taken by my clever sister.

          Liked by 1 person

  3. March 1, 2017 at 9:07 pm

    I have never been out to see this. One of these I will get there.

    Liked by 1 person

    • March 2, 2017 at 2:05 pm

      It’s a lovely place Louise, very tranquil and he was such a clever man to create what he did in the bush.

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