This is week 9 of PPAC already and we are finding more and more public art the more we look for it. My co-host Cee Neuner and I have been thrilled at the response from this photo challenge. It gives us a chance to experience the heart of the world through Public Art.
The Marquis John Adrian Lewis Hope, the Earl of Hopetoun, arrived in Australia to serve as the governor of Victoria from 1889 to 1895. During these years he travelled widely, investigating social conditions and alleviating hardship where he could. He returned to England in 1895, with a reputation for being one of the most conscientious governors in Australia.Monument Australia
Public art is encompasses any form of art you see in a public place, large or small, statues, murals, graffiti, gardens, parks, etc. The art should be visible from streets, sidewalks or outdoor public places.
Cee had a marvelous response from all of you on last week’s PPAC #8 After visiting each entry I thank you each of you for joining along in our challenge. Here are several posts that really grabbed my attention. They are all worthy of a second or third look.
- PICTURES IMPERFECT BLOG
- ESTATIC ELECTICA
- BOOMER COUPLE TRAVEL JOURNAL
- ONE MILLION PHOTOGRAPHS
- NO FIXED PLANS
Architectural Art in Australia
This model Tudor Village was presented to the City of Melbourne by the citizens of Lambeth, England in appreciation for gifts of food dispatched from Victoria to England during the food shortages following World War II 1939-1945.
We just had a month of trees with Becky B. This would have made a great post for TreeSquares, but we ran out of days. I love all the miniature trees planted around the Tudor Village.
In the picture below you can see the Fairy Tree on the lower left side. From this perspective you can tell how tall the carvings went up the tree based on the height of the adult in the photo.
There are pathways all around the village, but a fence protects the village from anyone from walking around unguided.
There are many locations, not only in Melbourne, but everywhere I went, that honor the military and the efforts Australia made towards war efforts. Without a large national population, every death, every gift was a huge sacrifice and was honored in even the smallest towns.
I enjoyed this tribute from England to Australia’s war efforts.
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Over a quick cup of coffee for Natalie’s Weekend Coffee Share, I will tell you that I didn’t mean to worry anyone but me last week.
I am walking again – slowly and like an old lady, sans walker after twisting my knee playing pickle ball last Wednesday. Sadly, my neighbor fell two days ago playing pickleball and spent two hours in ER putting his shoulder back in place. He is doing better, too.
The second childhood is much more dangerous than the first was! The left side of my face is still purple veering more to the lovely shade of putrid green from a fall three weeks ago when my head collided with a sidewalk. No pain – no gain.
I had an MRI yesterday – what a weird experience that was. This morning I will go back to see the orthopedic doctor to see what I actually did to myself. The pain at this point is mostly stiffness that feels like getting out of a car after traveling for nine hours. No pain meds needed.