The Boy on the Hill: Anything Man Made: Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge

© irene waters 2020

In the dawn light the giant silhouette of the boy doing a handstand stood out in stark relief. I was determined to go for a wander to see him at closer range.

© irene waters 2020

The boy was not the only man made feature. Lake Kawana on whose shores he stood was also a man made feature where people enjoy fishing, kayaking and dragon boat racing. It is also the perfect place for a hospital to be situated giving patients beautiful views and relatives a place to wander while they wait.

© irene waters 2020 Sunshine Coast University Hospital
© irene waters 2020 Sunshine Coast University Private Hospital

And where there are thousands of workers it is only natural that around it will spring up accomodation to house them.

© irene waters 2020

Back to the boy – When you get up close it is possible to see how he is made with layer upon layer of steel.

© irene waters 2020

And I can’t help but wonder – was the artist once a patient or a just a fan of Edvard Munch.

© irene waters 2020

In response to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge Anything Man Made

About Irene Waters 19 Writer Memoirist

I began my working career as a reluctant potato peeler whilst waiting to commence my training as a student nurse. On completion I worked mainly in intensive care/coronary care; finishing my hospital career as clinical nurse educator in intensive care. A life changing period as a resort owner/manager on the island of Tanna in Vanuatu was followed by recovery time as a farmer at Bucca Wauka. Having discovered I was no farmer and vowing never again to own an animal bigger than myself I took on the Barrington General Store. Here we also ran a five star restaurant. Working the shop of a day 7am - 6pm followed by the restaurant until late was surprisingly more stressful than Tanna. On the sale we decided to retire and renovate our house with the help of a builder friend. Now believing we knew everything about building we set to constructing our own house. Just finished a coal mine decided to set up in our backyard. Definitely time to retire we moved to Queensland. I had been writing a manuscript for some time. In the desire to complete this I enrolled in a post grad certificate in creative Industries which I completed 2013. I followed this by doing a Master of Arts by research graduating in 2017. Now I live to write and write to live.
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4 Responses to The Boy on the Hill: Anything Man Made: Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge

  1. What a great story here and wonderful photos, Irene.

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  2. Cee Neuner says:

    Oh Irene, you had fun gathering these photos for this week. Love your entry 😀

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