A bell from a ship and an idyllic scene of nature are connected in name – Arcadia.
An environmental utopia of bountiful natural splendour and harmony, a concept beloved of poets and philosophers, where the untrammeled natural world was supreme and as close to perfection as we are likely to get. One could supposedly find and attain this mythical place ,unspoiled by civilisation.
Just because poets and philosophers thought and wrote about it doesn’t mean it’s not a good idea!
Ironically, the ship the bell came from, the ‘SS Arcadia” , a passenger ship which visited NZ from Australia, was scrapped in 1979, leaving no doubt a pile of rusted out man made iron. Never mind, there is now a much larger namesake ship plowing the cruise routes of the world.
If we can’t quite reach Arcadia, we will build bigger and brighter things…