On the hunt for joy – perspective on dancing.

Cee’s challenge this week is dance it out and she had so many great examples, here.

On recent trips to the beach I have seen these seals and wondered what they were doing.

from the shore

And then I saw them from above, while on the jetty.

flippers wide, head back
glide
tail up, grab with the flipper, point your nose

And just in case it’s a matter of perspective, watch this and decide. (But I couldn’t make it square)

For more perspectives, see Becky’s squares.

where it hangs

Since 2015 there have been a few Wonderwall Festivals held in Port Adelaide. I have seen them for many years as I enter the Port region and considered them purely as artwork.

Currently, they provide an interesting perspective as they look out over new building works.

On one side of the old fisheries building, empty for over 30 years, this piece by Polish artist Etam Cru, seems to hide from the construction of new apartments when the old building could be refurbished. And on the opposite face of the same building…

By Askew One and Elliot Francis Stewart (NZ) this figure is set against some Kaurna words – the First Nations people of this region. More digging up of traditional lands in the foreground.

And finally, a piece by Chilean artist INTI, that is so pretty on it’s own.

But sailing into view between the two rows of new buildings, it has a different tone.

They’re for Becky’s squares.

Gauge the journey

One is for The Ghan, a train that goes from South Australia to the Northern Territory and the other is a small steam train that travels the foreshore from Semaphore to Fort Glanville, in South Australia.

The Ghan track

The Ghan is 2979km long and has a standard gauge of 1435mm (Wikipedia). The origins of the name are disputed, although both theories mention the Afghans, who once operated a successful camel train through the centre of Australia.

Semaphore

Semaphore Steam Train track is 2km long and has a 457mm gauge. That’s ten times smaller than The Ghan.

A popular tourist or family activity, particularly during the holidays, it runs along the foreshore, parallel to both the road and the tide and is a great sight, whether you are on it or viewing the people waving from open carriages.

Another perspective for Becky’s squares.