Thursday, September 17, 2015

'Mobbed' by tourists on the Terrace...



No not me, I'm not that well known :) Due to family commitments and a touch of flu I haven't been out with the camera this week, hopefully out and about at the weekend, so I'm diving back into the shots taken along the Terrace last week. Above one of a 'mob' of five kangaroos that sit on the terrace in front of Stirling Gardens.  Sculpted in bronze and weighing in at between 850 to 1000 kg each they were created in 1997 by Perth sculptors Charles Smith and Joan Walsh-Smith. I don't think I've ever passed here no matter what time of day when there hasn't been people posing with Australia's iconic marsupials, although this little chap seems a little 'ho hum whatever' :) Big catch up today, happy Thursday, take care and stay safe...


30 comments:

  1. I hope you'll get well soon...
    Interesting place...

    Pierre

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  2. 850-1000kg! Wow! Won't be doing much hopping around at that weight or at least I sincerely hope not. :-)

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  3. I hope you have a sweet day, my dear Grace










    ALOHA
    ComfortSpiral
    =^..^=

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  4. So that is one of those kangaroos I saw in your photo from a few days ago. They sort of remind me of the giant jackrabbits that inhabit a square in downtown Tempe. I should get over there and photograph those someday. Like these guys, they are always crawling with people who want their pictures taken with them.

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  5. Ah, I do love these guys and your photos -- as always!! Hope your week is going well! Do take care and get some rest!!

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  6. Being from a country where we have many monkeys occupying high offices in the land but no kangaroos, I certainly would pose there with them!

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  7. That's a very nice sculpture, No wonder it's so popular for posing...

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  8. Hope you feel better soon, Grace.

    I would love to see some kangaroos!

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  9. The sculpture certainly catches my attention, Grace!

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  10. I'll get you to take my pic with them whenever I come to Perth, Grace! ;-))

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  11. Oh I hope you're feeling better soon! I like this darling marsupial statue too!

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  12. I know that you are a day ahead...but seems I didn't know that the flu would hit there first. I was just reminding my hubby that it time for our flu shot. I would certainly be one to pose with the kangaroo.

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  13. Do you suppose that people in your world may be so used to marsupials that there may be some "ho hum" attitudes? I guess that could not be true since they are being honored by lots of different art genres.

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  14. I wouldn't be able to resist posing with them either! Hope you feel better soon Grace.

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  15. From this angle, he looks related to the dinosaurs.

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  16. One of the better sculptures in the city! Do hope you get over whatever it is - flu or virus (know what it's like) Take care & stay safe.

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  17. It looks like it wants to jump down and pounce on whatever is just beneath. A bit threatening to my eye.

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  18. Flat out like a lizard drinking.

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  19. I think you are a famous person myself. I would expect crowds to gather as you pass.

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  20. That's one big kangaroo. I wouldn't get that close if it was a real one Grace.

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  21. From my childhood I remember ...... Skippy.
    So your images brought back some nice memories.

    Best wishes to you Grace. Take care.
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  22. I can't believe I didn't notice them when I was there.

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  23. Not often do we see a kangaroo in a pose quite like this. Very creative.

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  24. Hi Grace! Yes, Cody's is a chain, but not a large one and mostly concentrated in the southeastern part of our country.

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  25. Heck, I'd stop for a selfie or 2 too.

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  26. a beautiful statue "Australian"
    take care

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  27. Hope you're feeling better Grace. Those are certainly one of the most loved statues in Perth! Have a great weekend.

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