Winter Outings – William Rickets Sancturay

We recently visited William Ricketts Sanctuary in Victoria’s Dandenong Ranges. We have not been for nearly three years, and it’s quite astounding how much my photography has improved since our last visit, check out my post from way back then.

I seemed to capture fairly similar images, it is not an overly large place and there are only so many statues;

Situated in a ferny glade in the Dandenongs, William Ricketts Sanctuary is a place of beauty and tranquility, due both to the natural setting and the mystical sculptures half hidden among ferns along the pathways. It is a place for quiet reflection and for contemplation of the essence of the vision of William Ricketts, With 92 sculptures of people and animals to explore in their magnificent natural surroundings.

It is free entry, but a donation is requested to help maintain the site, some items are sorely in need of repair and restoration. Sadly not too many fungi around either, not as cold and wet as it was this time three years ago. Still, Moth and I enjoyed a lovely wander through here. He had not ventured into photography on our last visit, so he got to capture it all for the first time. I personally adore all the fine little details, especially in the animals and children’s faces.

~ Julz