This redstone sculpture made in 1997 is called Millias Viewpoint. Timothy Shutter created this sculpture to commemorate Sir John Everett Millais’s artwork. Indeed it is a living picture frame of Perth changing throughout the seasons. When you walk along the Sculpture Trail along the banks of the River Tay you’ll find the viewpoint.
Millias Viewpoint – The Painter’s Palette
Millias Viewpoint – Beyond the Frame
Millias Viewpoint – Autumn Leaves
The autumn oak leaves that surround the frame on one side represent his famous painting “Autumn Leaves” while the cut corners represent immortality. Effie Gray, Millais’ wife is buried with her eight children in Kinnoull church yard not far from here.
A little further along the trail you come to Rodney gardens. The gardens have some lovely plants growing in the borders. It’s never a busy place and you can enjoy strolling along the pathways or just sitting down on one of the many benches.
|Norie-Miller Park along the River Tay|
While just across the road is Norie-Miller Park which follows along the banks of the River Tay.
I hope that autumn is as colourful for you as it is here in Perth, Scotland just now.