River Art

A summer excursion I always enjoy is to wander along the banks of a slow-moving stream in the small town of Norrtälje to see the art installations.

The art is actually placed in the river. Like this one – Matilda Dreaming.

Apparently, she was one of the first people to open a savings account way back when and that red house represents the bank.

This sculpture sure got a lot of interest! (Yes – pun intended…)

As we meandered along in the warm sunshine, we spotted some numbskulls.

I liked the contrast between the white skulls and the living ducks.

There were lots more installations, but I got distracted by nature’s own art:

A reflection of the secret underside of a bridge.

And, finally, in a flourish of colours,

The small wooden houses along the river delighted me with their own wooden charm.

For more secret glimpses, please visit: Our World.

83 thoughts on “River Art

  1. Partial to Nature’s art and these photos are are wonderful. Love the underbelly of that bridge and the bright painted houses! What a lovely setting.
    Jim

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  2. The light in the photos is magical, Fi – it enhances the colors and shadows and reflections. Those houses look literally ON the water! The river art is very creative. I like the placement of the bed in the grasses.

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  3. What a fascinating and unique way of presenting art, I wonder what the duck thinks of the numbskulls! I like the underside of the bridge photo and the colourful houses too. Poor ‘Matilda Dreaming’ – her bed sinking head first and does that red house Bank represent her ‘drowning’ in Bank charges…!!! Really great selection of photo’s.

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  4. Very beautiful and interesting, Lady Fi. The colorful houses are very joyful.
    I loved the previous pictures of Oscar….what a wonderful boy he is.

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  5. I’m with you, I too would have been distracted by the natural world that in your country shows so much beauty, although I did like the simplicity of the sculls. A lovely post.

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  6. So LOVE the idea of the outdoor art installations – I am particularly taken with ‘Matilda’ because she also features in one of Australia’s best known folk ballads – Waltzing Matilda!! Have a great day!!

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  7. Your photos never fail to blow me away. That river art is amazing. Love those skulls. And the fact that you could make art out of the underside of a bridge — my God, woman. You are amazing.

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  8. Wonderful post and it made me laugh… that pun was perfect! And the numbskulls… well… what can I say!
    I can see how you got distracted though… the place is marvelous!

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