ICARUS: AN OVERVIEW
10 February @ 9:00 am - 7 March @ 2:00 pm
Before Christ, a Roman named Ovid wrote an epic poem called Metamorphoses, in book VIII of which a man named Daedalus and his son Icarus, determined to escape their exile on the island of Crete, made wings from feathers and bees wax, and flew away across the Mediterranean Sea.
Alas, it ended badly for them. But imagine what it must have been like being the first people to see the world from above. Getting that incredibly different perspective of the world around us millennium before this current era of air travel and google maps.
And even now most people only get to see that perspective in a world unrelated to their own. Pictures of different places, different countries. A world far removed from their own back yard.
Here John Kelly (myphotosbyjohn) has tried to present that different perception in views of Geelong and the Bellarine. Places and things that we can relate to and marvel at, seen from a viewpoint that perhaps you’ve never seen before.
He hopes you enjoy looking at these pictures as much as he has enjoyed taking them.