Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Roos on the Terrace.....


At least they're not boxing, been there, done that haha!! This mob of kangaroo sculptures heading towards St. George's Terrace directly opposite St. George's Cathedral by Charles Smith and Joan Walsh Smith (they also created 'Footsteps in Time') called 'Kangaroos in the City' is a huge tourist draw card.....
I mean, who could resist having their photo taken beside a 2.4 mtr high 1,000 kg bronze kangaroo, see there's even a joey in mum's pouch below. I like them very much, you couldn't get more typically Australian than this..I am enjoying re-familiarizing myself with the public art on the Terrace but next time I might not do it in the harsh midday sun, it really washes out the colour don't you think? Happy Wednesday, take care and stay safe.....

38 comments:

  1. I too love these statues, and so have all my visitors!

    ReplyDelete
  2. I LOVE these!!! How delightful! I love kangaroos -- the real ones and the statues! What great shots, Grace!! Hope your week is going well!!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Rooly excellent works of art, Grace!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Kangaroos everywhere in Australia ;-) Beautiful Art work and nice shots, Grace!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Sehen so recht friedlich aus und von weitem haben sie Ähnlichkeit mit Dinos...:-)

    Lieben Gruß
    CL

    ReplyDelete
  6. So cool! They should do it here too (we can only see them at the zoo). :-)

    ReplyDelete
  7. I love these! I want to come and have my pic taken with them!! ;-)

    ReplyDelete
  8. Schöne Kunstwerke zum anfassen.

    Gruß
    Noke

    ReplyDelete
  9. Impressive sculptures.

    Greetings,
    Filip

    ReplyDelete
  10. Unusual in that this is worthwhile and appropriate sculpture.

    ReplyDelete
  11. These are so great - so lifelike, so energetic (if a sculpture can be energetic)! Why do you have roos and we have alligators? Life ain't far.

    ReplyDelete
  12. Awww... adorable monuments...)))

    xoxo, Juliana
    [pjhappies.blogspot.com]

    ReplyDelete
  13. Honestly Grace I don't know what I was doing when I was in Perth on holiday, because I'm seeing more of it on your wonderful blog!!

    ReplyDelete
  14. Yup, I'd not miss a photo opportunity with a 1000kg bronze 'roo! Nice post Grace.

    ReplyDelete
  15. I would so love to see these! Maybe someday...great shots!

    ReplyDelete
  16. superbe sculptures, surtout les premieres avec les kangourous en mouvement

    ReplyDelete
  17. Aren't these terrific! I am a slow learner, but I am gradually also learning that photos in bright sunny days are often washed out. The camera likes cloudy days a bit more.

    ReplyDelete
  18. These are so cool. At first I thought they were real. I would be extremely freaked out if I were that close to kangaroos. One bad kick....oh I would hate to think.....but as statues....that's a bit different:)

    ReplyDelete
  19. hmm don't know...I actually love the colours under the high sun.

    I think a photo with those kangaroos would be an absolute must!

    ReplyDelete
  20. Yes, I would have to have my photo taken with them also. What a treasure they are, whether boxing or posing for a bronze statue!

    Bises,
    Genie

    ReplyDelete
  21. How fun are these. I would want a photo taken with that big one too.

    ReplyDelete
  22. Oh, my wife is planning a family trip to Australia next year, sure like to see some life kangaroos !

    ReplyDelete
  23. My kind of mob!


    Aloha from Honolulu,

    Comfort Spiral
    =^..^=

    > < } } ( ° >

    ReplyDelete
  24. These are great sculptures and I'd love to have my picture taken with them. Even though I don't really like to have my picture taken any more.

    ReplyDelete
  25. I can imagine these sculptures would be very popular with tourists and locals alike. The look very true to life.

    ReplyDelete
  26. Adorable and creative sculptures. I want to visit there someday and I also want my picture by the side of the cute sculpture!
    Léia

    ReplyDelete
  27. They are really fun to see, it is almost like they are jumping over the people sitting on the benches.

    ReplyDelete
  28. So much better than the 'flat pack' ones ("Going Home" (Kangaroos with Briefcases) up the hill. BTW you may find this http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_public_art_in_Western_Australia interesting. I could challenge you to take shots (I mean photos!) of ALL the sculptures in Perth!!!

    ReplyDelete
  29. They are wonderful! I imagine it is much easier to pose with these kangaroos than the real ones.

    ReplyDelete
  30. Hi Grace!
    I'm just catching up on your posts after being away...
    These are amazing sculptures - they seem larger than life :-)

    ReplyDelete
  31. Terrific public art! Sarasota has been trying to get a similar public art project off the ground but it's been stymied by one controversy after another.

    ReplyDelete
  32. Haha, these are awesome! I love the energy and the way you caught them all a-hoppin' about! I wouldn't be able to resist them either, for sure :)

    ReplyDelete
  33. Who let the dogs... sorry: roos out?

    ReplyDelete
  34. very cool! Those are really nice sculptures, very well done

    ReplyDelete
  35. Those are brilliant shots!

    The closest we've got here are mammooth sculptures and dinosaur sculptures on two sides of the lawn of our nature museum.

    ReplyDelete

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...