A quiet path

One of the many pathways I found while dandering around in the Botanic Gardens in Dublin. My curiosity got the better of me and I had to discover what that ‘white thing’ was down there at the end…

A sculpture with no indication of who the sculptor was or the story of the piece. It does represent growth, there are etched saplings on the front and back. (click to enlarge)

The front

The back

These are not really sculptures..

No. They are the next door neighbours spied through the perimeter railing that borders the Botanic Gardens with Glasnevin cemetery.

It reminds me of the old joke:

Q. Do you know where the dead centre of Dublin is?

A. Glasnevin Cemetery!

13 thoughts on “A quiet path

  1. Grannymar Post author

    Mike – I am enjoying the visits to the botanic gardens in Dublin. Each time I discover a new path, an exhibition in the glasshouses and Some sculpture. The self service coffee shop/restaurant is spacious and the food in good.

  2. Grannymar Post author

    WWW _ It was had to say. It did not look like marble more a chalky finish, yet that would not withstand Irish weathering.

  3. Grannymar Post author

    BWT – You were working backwards. The Gravediggers/Kavanagh’s Pub featured yesterday. The Guinness is good – I had a glass… for research you know! 😉

  4. Alice

    And what kind of people are buried there, my father would ask. Then he would answer with a hint of a glee “Dead ones I presume.”

  5. Grannymar Post author

    Judy – I love following little curving paths.

    Alice – I like your father’s humour!

  6. david mcdermott

    The sculptor is possibly Ken Drew, chairperson of Sculpture in Context. He does a lot of subtle organic forms and this looks similar. I was a student of his.


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