Bondi Resort Blog

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Tuesday, June 24, 2014


 Paul canoed around the bay while Cindy kicked back on the dock with a good book and some sunscreen.

But they had unusual visitors this time at the cottage, two sculptures that Paul recently completed.  These are scaled copies of  two statues that used to be outside Paul's dad's office.  (where Paul got to mow the grass )

 The seated figure is Elbert Hubbard, who founded Roycroft. The original sculpture ws done by Jerome Connor, of Ireland, and was sculpted in Ireland as a memorial to Hubbard and his wife, both of whom died on the Lusitania.  It was unveiled June 19, 1930, on Hubbard's birthday.  (and, June 19 was the day the copy of the sculpture came to Bondi to overlook the bay)

The standing figure is Michelangelo, sculpted by Paul Bartlett. This was commissioned by Hubbard in 1907 to be a copy of the existing statue in the Library of Congress.
We were quite honoured to have these two gents visiting us. But even more honoured to have Paul and Cindy back again!

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