Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Sculptures, Statues & Carvings

Things of Stone and Wood –  and various other materials

One of the many sculptures on Ovation of the Seas

I’m not sure what this sculpture on board Ovation of the Seas is made of but it looked as if it might be some type of acrylic material. I’ll try to feature it in colour one day.

The famous Merlion on Sentosa Island Singapore.

Singapore’s famous Merlion statue on Sentosa Island. This statue is so large you can go inside and stand in its mouth.

Closer to home, a bronze statue of comedian Roy Rene, known as Mo in Hindley Street, Adelaide.

Australian Comedian Roy Rene (Mo),
Australian Comedian Roy Rene (Mo), Hindley St, Adelaide

Here are three Australian cricketers.

  • Sir Donald Bradman, this is one of a group of four busts in Sunbury, Victoria
  • Shane Warne, this statue is located near the entrance of the National Sports Museum at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
  • Neil Harvey, a batsman from Victoria who was part of Bradman’s team of “Invincibles” in 1948.

Even closer to home here is the statue of Sir John Franklin former Governor of Tasmania, then known as Van Dieman’s Land and polar explorer. This statue is on top of the fountain in Franklin Square.

The seals and penguins are on the waterfront part of a group of sculptures relating to Antarctic exploration.

Sir John Franklin , polar explorer and governor of Van Dieman’s Land.
These sculptures are on the Hobart waterfront .

Finally, very close to home another of our Geeveston wood carvings. Mrs Jessica Hannabury.

Local seamstress Jessica Hannabury


I was born in England in 1957 and lived there until our family came to Australia in 1966. I grew up in Adelaide, South Australia, where I met and married my husband, David. We came together over a mutual love of trains. Both of us worked for the railways for many years, his job was with Australian National Railways, while I spent 12 years working for the STA, later TransAdelaide the Adelaide city transit system. After leaving that job I worked in hospitality until 2008. We moved to Tasmania in 2002 to live in the beautiful Huon Valley. In 2015 David became ill and passed away in October of that year. I currently co-write two blogs on WordPress.com with my sister Naomi. Our doll blog "Dolls, Dolls, Dolls", and "Our Other Blog" which is about everything else but with a focus on photographs and places in Tasmania. In November 2019 I began a new life in the house that Naomi and I intend to make our retirement home at Sisters Beach in Tasmania's northwest. Currently we have five pets between us. Naomi's two dogs Toby and Teddy and cats, Tigerwoods and Panther and my cat Polly. My dog Cindy passed away aged 16 in April 2022.


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