Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Can't...hold...much....longer.....!!

A while ago Rae (perthandotherplaces) posted a picture of Eliza, the Swan River statue of a lady poised to dive into the river and told of how she was regularly dressed by pranksters for 'special' occasions. Yesterday I drove my sister, who just happens to be named Eliza, to an appointment in the area and she mentioned that she had read in the paper that the statue might be 'dressed' for a special event that had recently taken place....As you can see, Eliza was triumphantly holding aloft a racing bicycle and wearing a winning yellow shirt...how fantastic, and puzzling too, as it is a little way off shore and quite deep.....a  rowboat perhaps.....!!

For anyone interested in scuba diving there's a great new blog I've discovered (billsdiving) showing off the many beautiful diving sites around Perth and beyond!

34 comments:

  1. Hope you Aussies are basking in the glory of your Tour champion, Grace. Certainly looks that way!

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  2. Fabulous, Grace! Hope you all had a wonderful celebration.

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  3. grandiose photo, qui me fait penser a l'univers de jacques Tati

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  4. This is better than just terrific. What a great imagination. It is so wonderful to be able to bask in the glory of a countryman winning the Tour!

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  5. What a wonderful way to celebrate your win!

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  7. Fun, funny foto find! Can she walk on water?

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  8. Terrific! Congrats to the Oz who won the Tour de France.

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  9. There must be a cell of Dada artists at work in Perth. Duchamp would like this. I love it.

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  10. Too fun, I thought it was a real person at first sight.

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  11. absolutely nice shot!
    nice added reflection also :)

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  12. Hmmmm. Well, why not, in fact, it's excellent!

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  13. I'm speechless, the image is magnificent, beautiful with a touch of surreal and your composition is perfect! (At first sight I thought she was an athlete)

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  14. The yellow jersey and a bike! Cadel Evans forever!

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  15. I love the way this statue is dressed up from time to time and the resourcefulness of some energetic people in decking her out. Like you, I have never seen anyone at the statue. perhaps it all happens in the middle of the night!

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  16. haha, it took me awhile to understand this foto. ^0^ at first, i really thought Eliza was for real.
    it's but quite a peculiar one but a nice shot really.
    you really got me thinking...

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  17. This is a great tribute to your Tour de France winner but, like you, I'm trying to figure out how someone got that bike up there.

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  18. I am surprised that the bike is still there and that some other prankster did not remove it for personal use. Congrats, Cadel and all that will follow in the wake of this victory!

    Bises,
    Genie

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  19. Great shot Mum - I love the reflection!

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  20. I love your title! Had me giggling! And that statue is definitely dressed up for something. Maybe you could do a series of it in other gettups :D

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  21. Excellent shot, and full marks to the 'pranksters'!!

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  22. You have to laugh at the whimsy of the additions! Lol!

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  23. The most fabulous, funny and unusual way to celebrate the australian victory of the Tour de France!

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  24. Must be years since last I did ride a bike.

    Concratulations ! Always a safe road ahead and a nice Thursday.

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  25. Interesting... Reminds me a lot of the Manneken Pis in Brussels, little boy having a pee, and with several wardrobes full of costumes

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  26. I didnt watch much of this years race, but congrats to Cadel, and I really like this scene.

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  27. This is SO cool! A great capture it is.

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  31. Grace its amazing the effort people go to in dressing up this sculpture and wonder if the artist ever thought that this would be the fate of their work. Makes for interesting driving along the Swan river though; one never knows what latest event or fashion will be on display.

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