Friday, May 9, 2008

Spheres

Another sculpture by Bert Flugelman; these highly polished spheres in Rundle Mall reflect daily life in the city centre. They were installed in 1977, a year after Rundle Street was closed to traffic and opened as a pedestrian mall.

12 comments:

Ineke said...

Cool statue. Reminds of my the bean in Chicago.

Olivier said...

surprenante cette sculpture, mais pour jouer a la pétanque, cela ne doit pas être facile ;o)
Surprisingly this sculpture, but to play petanque, it should not be easy ;o)

Donna said...

I really like this one!!hughugs

Jim said...

I like both of his sculptures, the polished stainless steel looks good.

Bergson said...

An invitation to play petanque

alicesg said...

Wow this is so beautifully made. But I dont see your reflection in the sphere. :)

babooshka said...

Interesting statute. The image you have captured those reflcetions fabulous.

Camel Cigarettes said...

Cool )

Rob Cherry said...

Hey,

Someone finally cleaned em!!

Rob

Hilda said...

Love the spheres!

Sigh. A mayor of Manila (the city, not the metropolis) tried closing off a street to make it pedestrian-only. Of course, the next mayor turned it over. =(

The D in D & T said...

The Malls Balls! Fantastic :)

headbang8 said...

You forgot the most important aspect of this sculpture. If you knock on the metal surface, it makes a really odd, cool, not quite echo sound. Kids have been fascinated by it for decades. I believe the bottom ball constantly needs to have the little dents panelbeaten out of it.