A visit to the William Ricketts Sanctuary ...

Today we took our unexpected overseas guests to the wonderful William Ricketts Sanctuary in the Dandenong Ranges.

"In the 1930s, William Rickets bought a four-acre bush block on Mount Dandenong and called it Potter's Sanctuary. Word spread about the extraordinary sculptures that began to adorn the property. In time, the Victorian Government heard about his work and in the early 1960s the land and adjoining blocks were bought for the people. William Ricketts lived on at the Sanctuary into his nineties and continued to create his sculptures until his death in 1993."

http://parkweb.vic.gov.au/explore/parks/william-ricketts-sanctuary-gardens-of-the-dandenongs/culture-and-heritage


As the weather man was predicting a 39 degree day, we thought that it would be a bit cooler up in the ranges - and it was and we did so enjoy wandering around this unique National Park.
































 













 We also, of course had to stop and look at the view on the way - this is at Kalorama, looking at across to the Sylvan Dam.



Stunning view, isn't it?

Well, that is all from me for today - hope to get my Smalls SAL post up tomorrow for you to see what I stitched whilst sitting all those hours on a plane!

hugs, 







Comments

Mary said…
Kaye, what a gorgeous view across the dam. The sculptures are amazing! I especially like the ones of the aboriginal's. What a peaceful place to spend the day. Thanks for sharing this amazing spot. Mary
deb said…
What an incredible place! Thanks for sharing your visit with us - am off now to read more about it.
gracie said…
Thank you for taking me along on this wonderful tour of the sanctuary.
Julie said…
I've really enjoyed going on this adventure with you, amazing place.
Barb said…
What a beautiful view! That park was very interesting with all of those sculptures!!
What a bizarre place! Those carvings are incredible.
Brigitte said…
Stunning pictures! These sculptures are so very interesting.
Tiffstitch said…
That is incredible! I had no idea that existed, wow.. Great stitching too for a busy month!

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