Sydney August 2016 (7 photos)

At World’s End is the third instalment of The Pirates of the Caribbean series. Trying to escape Davy Jones’ Locker, Captain Jack Sparrow deciphers a clue on a map, and realises the ship must be capsized to return to the living world – up is down. He succeeds right at sunset.


To our casual eye, we perceive the horizon as the world’s end.


The sculpture you are seeing is entitled Horizon, created by artist Lucy Humphrey in 2013. A 1.8m high acrylic sphere filled with about 1800 litres of H2O. It uses the dramatic effect of sunlight to create a lens that transforms views through refraction of light – up is down. Just as in At World’s End.


This was one of the Sculptures at the recent Sculpture at Barangaroo exhibition held back in August this year. It was an inaugural offshoot from the Sculpture by the Sea exhibition which is held in Sydney each year.


In fact this particular sculpture featured back in my Sculpture by the Sea 2013 post.


Over at the Weekly Photo Challenge the theme is H2O where we are asked to show photos featuring the element of water. The guest host of the challenge is me. The theme is open to much interpretation.


Up is down.

This is the land down under.

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At World’s End


63 thoughts on “At World’s End

  1. As KG said, very creative interpretation of this challenge, your own challenge πŸ˜‰ That glass of water is amazingly clear, and amazingly turns the world upside down, on its head and feet. It has certainly become sort of a toy to be admired from afar by many, judging from your photos πŸ™‚

    • Thanks. It was one of the more popular sculptures with many people having their photo taken by friends through the glass so that they looked upside down, too. Then there were those who stuck their face as close to the glass as possible so their head looked gigantic. :0

  2. innanzi tutto mi complimento per l’immagine straordinaria della testata, quei fasci di luce iridata che sono un arcobaleno verticale mi hanno molto affascinata
    Poi la fine del mondo, il tutto mischiato con la saga dei Pirati dei Caraibi, non solo l’autore molto creativo ed originale della scultura, ma anche tu hai una bella fantasia.Fotografare un po’ creare il mondo come lo si vuole vedere, alla rovescia? va benissimo purchΓ© sia sempre meraviglioso come tu celo presenti
    Γ¨ una vera gioia passare dal tuo blog
    grazie mille

  3. You are such a star! But I do have one complaint..

    And she said, “Do you come from a land down under?
    Where women glow and men plunder?
    Can’t you hear, can’t you hear the thunder?
    You better run, you better take cover”

    It was that last line that did it πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€
    So happy to have you back LD

  4. I love these globe pictures, they’re fantastic!! πŸ™‚ I especially like the second one, something about the way the sunlight burns through, very appealing. I’d forgotten you had taken this sculpture before. I shall have to try taking a picture through something glassy. Since the warm weather has vanished I’ve not been so keen on photography, I could do with something different other than a straight scene or an object to take. Yours are a bit of both. And globes in pictures seem to be very fashionable, I’ve seen some others in various places. Great to see the world upside-down! πŸ˜€

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