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Dreams of St Helens
10:00am Saturday 22nd September 2012 in News
WHERE St Helens leads New York and now Rio follows, with the unveiling of another of Dream’s little sisters.
‘To see my dreams’ or Olhar nos meus sonhos, sits on Botafogo Beach in the Brazilian capital, where Pauline Gordon, of Dentons Green, has recently moved with husband Brett and daughter Charlotte.
The 44-year-old, said: “Of all the beaches all over the world, they put it on mine.
“It’s not as impressive as the one in St Helens, as this is only temporary, but it was worth seeing.”
Artist Jaume Plensa’s statue in Brazil is that of a 14-year-old girl, her eyes closed in contemplation.
It will remain in place for just two months as part of a public art exhibition.
It is similar to another temporary piece that was erected in New York’s Madison Square Park, which was entitled Echo.
Pauline, a former pupil at Rivington High, added: “We have been living in Rio for almost 12 months after we got the opportunity to come here for a couple of years because of Brett’s job, so we grabbed it.
“We hope to be longer though. We have friends and family in St Helens and I keep up with what’s happening in our home town via the Star’s website.
“Having to learn a new language like Brazilian Portuguese at 44 isn’t easy, but having a good St Helens upbringing sets you up for any challenge in life.
“Life is too short to miss out on this, especially for our daughter Charlotte, 13, who attends The British School in Barra da Tijuca.”