Visiting Geelong yesterday it was great to see the bollards that decorate the foreshore area. It is lovely to see councils spending money on good art to make their communities more appealing to visitors and locals alike.
Often we see sculptures along highways, in town centres and public gardens. I enjoyed these local art works while in Austria on a previous trip. The lion sits on the street of Bad Ischl and the straw people are created yearly to celebrate harvest time in Zell am See.
If you think about it, the beautiful Bernini fountain in Rome’s Piazza Navona is an art work that the community has been able to enjoy for a long time!
So the more good art work we see in our communities the more often we will see a smile on our neighbour’s faces. And that can only be a good thing!