The weather was somewhat changeable but we seemed to dodge the showers and visited several places we knew. The photo above is Bournemouth, showing some of the beach and the pier. From there we walked to the Russell-Cotes art galley and museum.
|Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum|
|Anno Domini or The Flight To Egypt|
The story behind the painting is that The Little Sea Maid is distraught when the Prince declares he does not love her,
Her five older sisters, shown in the picture, sell their abundant hair to the Sea Witch in exchange for a knife. The Little Sea Maid can then kill her unrequited love, the Prince, and return to mermaid form. Instead the Sea Maid drowns herself rather than kill the man she loves.
In the painting the sisters' cold eyes and inexpressive faces allude to their lack of an immortal soul. So there you go!
|The Sea Maidens|
|Poole Quay Dorset|
|Poole Harbour passing Brownsea Island|
|Pool Quay - Old Customs House|
Photos: © Mike Perry - Click on any photo to make bigger
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