Friday, March 6, 2015

A big hand for King Neptune!




When we took Iris (fellow blogger from Germany) to Yanchep, 56 km north of Perth, a few weeks ago (sorry Angie in Yanchep, tried but couldn't find your phone number), we were lucky enough to be at the old Atlantis Marine Park site at the same time as workmen cleaning up this long neglected area which we were told would be opened to the public at some time in the near future. Once again King Neptune, now all spruced up and rid of the graffiti he had to bear for many years will be in the limelight, those steps leading up to his giant hand were just made for photo ops right.. Iris will be taking one such photo home with her :)


The shot above with workman in corner to give you some idea of size and below all that is left of the original marine park. Yanchep has many attractions that make the trip more than worth while, the Yanchep National Park, the Crystal Cave, a thriving Art and Culture group (oh there's that number I was looking for, next time Angie).. and did I mention the beaches :) Friday again can you believe it, where did the week go.. take care and stay safe..


38 comments:

  1. Quite an impressive sculpture- nice to see the area's being restored.

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  2. I'm sure to stand on this big hand makes an unusual and funny picture !

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  3. Well look at that!

    ALOHA from Honolulu
    ComfortSpiral
    =^..^=

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  4. I am giving a giant sized clap! Not only is this a spectacular view, but what a gorgeous day you had for photos too!

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  5. Massive and really amazing!

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  6. Awesome!!! And how wonderful that it's being restored!! I do love your captures for the day!! Yep, hard to believe that another week is just about gone even here in the US!!! Have a lovely, safe weekend, Grace!!

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  7. z,on beeld is van een afstand altijd veel mooier.

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  8. Don't get too proud though. Zeus has thunderbolts!

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  9. Whoa, now that is impressive. And those biceps!

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  10. Very impressive but like a fish out of water!!!

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  11. Great pictures of Neptune Grace, love that Sky behind him!

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  12. He is huge Grace! I love the happy look on his face and the sky is gorgeous.

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  13. Oh!!! So sorry to have missed you. The 'King' is looking much better.

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  14. What a nice sky you had to highlight the clean statue.

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  15. Frankly, that's a little scary. It's still not safe to go in the water.

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  16. I think that ginormous Neptune is scanning the horizon in search of the sea Grace.

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  17. A very impressive statue to climb to..

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  18. Yeah! really impressive creation

    xoxo, Juliana | PJ’ Happies :)

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  19. wow!! awesome!! and look at those muscles! ha. he looks very happy that he's getting cleaned up!!
    love the view of the land around too!
    happy weekend!!

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  20. King Neptune is quite a sight to see! I would guess that there might be some pretty pristine beaches up in that area.

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  21. I love this!

    Even though I can't swim, for some reason I'm not afraid of the water. I'm not afraid of the ocean, that is. We live very close to the Mississippi River. I hate to even cross it on a bridge.

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  22. Mr Neptune looks rather grand under those radiant blue skies.

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  23. Unique and HUGE.
    I will remember it.

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  24. I remember visiting King Neptune when my daughter was abt 4 (say 1983). She was gob-smacked by it all. I wonder why it went under?

    I visit courtesy of the CDP portal (v4.0) newly released. Visit and see what you think ...

    http://www.citydailyphoto.org/latest.html

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  25. These are SO GOOD Mum. you have to take me here next time ok?

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  26. Impressive as a king ought to be! Let's hope the graffiti "artists" leave him alone!

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  27. Yes, that truly was some story with you just asking, hey, can we take a look? And are granted, too - thanks for that adventure, Grace!

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