Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Numbat shade..



Following on from our walk along Perth Water as we neared the Mends Street Jetty looming large ahead a 23.5m by 6.5m high and 5.6m wide Numbat created in plate aluminum.. soon to be followed by a frilled-necked lizard. It all makes sense when you know that the Perth Zoo is a stone's throw away and that the numbat and frilled-neck lizard were chosen by Connect South (excellent link) to 'represent Perth Zoo’s focus on conservation and its commitment to wildlife.'  The wildlife canopies will be there to provide shade and also a pretty cool visual when coming across from the city to South Perth and the zoo.. plus many fab photo ops when they are lit up at night looking back across to Elizabeth Quay.. watch this space 😉 Happy Wednesday, take care and stay safe..


24 comments:

  1. That sculpture is quite a show stopper!

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  2. That is such cool sculpture, and so fitting for its environment. Good to see.

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  3. ...we sure have a bunch of marsupials down under. I think that we only have one!

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  4. We saw that on Sunday too. It's a fabulous sculpture.

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  5. Such an artistic way to provide shade. Leave it to Perth!

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  6. I'm ashamed to admit I have never heard of a numbat. A wombat, yes, but not a numbat. I hope the statue is not life size......

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  7. Schöne Skulptur und so groß.

    Noke

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  8. Wow, very impressive and creative. I really like this sculpture!

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  9. It is wonderful, Grace! I could use a shade structure like that on my roof deck! The neighbors would go wild!

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  10. This is so nice.
    A great kind of artwork and you have photograph it so well.
    That figure must be very special to see in real.

    Best regards,
    Marco

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  11. Perth... The only place I am tempted to visit... Maybe Japan. But definitely Perth!

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  12. Rather impressive - though on balance I think I'd rather see the real thing.

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  13. Quite a sculpture and I LIKE it!

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  14. They will look great when illuminated.

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  15. Well I have to admit, I had never heard of a numbat so I've learned something new today. It sounds like this little fellow will be a great ambassador for the zoo. And, this big one with be fun to see and stand under in the shade.

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  16. Having never seen (or heard of) a numbat before I can readily proclaim this is the coolest one I've ever seen. Love the colors in your shots.

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  17. Oh, Grace, I remember my first visit to your zoo in late December 2006. A sign saying that the animals can hide in the shadow and they sure did! I walked through an "empty" zoo! LOL
    I saw the crocodile, in the water.
    I have a postcard with a frilled-necked lizard as we never saw one, despite travelling the Outback so long in 1999.
    I should give that a guess, huh?! ;-)
    The installations look great, will I be able to see them for real, I wonder...

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  18. Great statue with a modern twist. I like it.

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  19. Brilliant!! Also, Loved That Monday Mural

    Cheers

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