Feathers edged her dreams
Wove her world of golden threads
Despite life’s cruel pain
The statue ‘swan girl’ sits in a small park in front of Dunbar swimming pool in East Lothian, Scotland. Resting on and perhaps guarding what remains of an burial ground, she promises stories, but gives none away.
See my previous post for more historical facts about Dunbar.
Hi, I'm Seonaid, and I share my home on the shores of Loch Ness deep in the Scottish Highlands with my husband, my son and a couple of dogs. I love art which is here now and gone tomorrow...like food and nature...but also have a passion for vintage and the ancient past! Nature is my favourite muse, with her wild ever shifting seasons. I have been using and teaching mindfulness and relaxation for over 12 years, and have yet to become any sort of expert :-) I'm a Psychotherapist and Cancer Support Specialist in Maggies Highlands
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So beautiful. What an elegant land Scotland is. Fierce and fine with soul-stretching beauty.
What wonderful words you’re weaving…that’s such a great poetic description of my homeland….I love it💞✨😊
That’s how I remember it. I long to go back. I walked all over Raasay, and looked out over Skye. Just glorious, except for the cruise ship. 😉
A stunning sculpture, and that sky is the perfect backdrop. 🙂
It was a beautiful winters day✨💕✨
What a powerful statue, Seonaid! The hug is quite magical and your words do it justice. 🙂 Have a happy weekend!
You too Jo….and yes I loved the emotional feel of the embrace between the two💕
A beautiful piece of art!
She is lovely😊
Oh this is stunning .. Love the blue backdrop
Thanks Julie….that’s a winter blue Scottish sky….very cold but so lovely and bright!
What a lovely piece of art!
It’s a very beautiful and intriguing piece Fi💕
tell us her story . . . you know it
I really don’t….but I’m sure I could make one up😜😆
Great photo and context. Thanks for sharing.
Such a blue sky!
Thank you ✨
Nice shot of a beautiful piece. D
David, thanks for stopping by💕
She’s wonderful and makes me quite emotional, I’d like to see more as well!
Gosh, I must do a 2nd post with some other angles….I really liked the swept away but deeply passionate feel of her. Her feet are lifted from the earth as though she is moving off into the sky with the swan😊
The picture also reminds me of love, caring, and desire. You caught her warmth and beauty! I think she holds the love for the people long gone. Very moving. Thank you!
She does seem very tender towards the swan, an embrace of love….much as I might feel for my dogs💕😊 I like your interpretation Gwynn✨
Intriguing, very moving too…
Yes I felt very tender emotions around her, she catches the eye and then pulls you gently around her😊
An interesting sculpture.
She’s lovely isn’t she😊
Striking. I would like to see it from other angles.
I did take some other shots….so maybe in another post!!
Good – it seems to deserve a fuller exposure!