Trials,Tribulations and Happy Moments in my busy life

Friday, 24 January 2014

Millennium Sculpture Revisited

Hi folks,
continuing on along the riverside on St Mary's Island we arrived at this famous modern sculpture called The Mariners.  As the weather was dull the detail in the sculpture became more prominent.

Around the base the words, " Salt worn and weary eyes cast back, See hard lives carve proud history. Sailors, traders, whores or heroes. Kin of a river family. Strong, lithe and young she's sailing on. Horizons, glories grow. Future floods in, past ebbs out. A city's story, far to flow"

This sculpture made by Sam Holland to commemorate the Millennium in 2000 is situated at the end of the riverside walk and depicts sailors through the ages.

Both figures pulling against the sail.

This 35 foot sculpture depicts a "Jack Tar" bronze figure juxtaposed against a sleek "female" sailor

As we left, on the side of the wall by the sculpture colour dominated the flood wall.

Berries and flowers adorned the wall showing how mild our winter has been.

Lastly as we returned to the car, a symbol of the old and new by the corner of the wall, a large coil of rope made of concrete.

Thanks for looking and I hope you enjoyed our second trip to St Mary's Island.

Best regards, Mike


  1. Some great shots there Mike...the sculpture is wonderful, love the words !
    Amazing to still see some colourful flora at this time....
    Chris and Dave R

  2. Oh my word ... that sculpture is fantastic.. as are your pictures of it Mike... just amazing stuff ... well done !
    E xx