The William Ricketts Sanctuary is one of the most beautiful and serene places I’ve visited.
Located in Mt. Dandenong, the William Ricketts Sanctuary features amazing and haunting clay sculptures of Aboriginals nestled among the trees. Although not an Aboriginal himself, Ricketts (1898-1993) had a deep respect for Aboriginal spirituality and a profound love for the natural world. His vision of a modern Australia that embraces these themes, as well as his sadness over the treatment of Aboriginals, is fully present and deeply felt.
Here are some of my favourite photos. You can see more on my Flickr.
Do you know of any hidden sanctuaries?