Photographing Public Art #2


I really liked this statue I saw when we visited the Rhododendron Gardens in the autumn. Apart from this one I decided to include a statue from Hobart, Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney.

Statue at Emu Valley Rhododendron Gardens, near Burnie Tasmania
Commemorating Antarctic Explorers , Hobart waterfront
Statue of Australian Comedian Roy Ren
Statue of Australian Comedian Roy Rene (Mo) in Hindley St, Adelaide
Neil Harvey Statue outside the MCG Melbourne
Queen Victoria Building- Sydney


I was born in England in 1957 and lived there until our family came to Australia in 1966. I grew up in Adelaide, South Australia, where I met and married my husband, David. We came together over a mutual love of trains. Both of us worked for the railways for many years, his job was with Australian National Railways, while I spent 12 years working for the STA, later TransAdelaide the Adelaide city transit system. After leaving that job I worked in hospitality until 2008. We moved to Tasmania in 2002 to live in the beautiful Huon Valley. In 2015 David became ill and passed away in October of that year. I currently co-write two blogs on with my sister Naomi. Our doll blog "Dolls, Dolls, Dolls", and "Our Other Blog" which is about everything else but with a focus on photographs and places in Tasmania. In November 2019 I began a new life in the house that Naomi and I intend to make our retirement home at Sisters Beach in Tasmania's northwest. Currently we have five pets between us. Naomi's two dogs Toby and Teddy and cats, Tigerwoods and Panther and my cat Polly. My dog Cindy passed away aged 16 in April 2022.


  1. Roy Rene gets my vote, too, Vanda. You can tell he’s a funny guy just from the way he stands. What a find. Thanks so much for joining in with us this week. 🙂 I also loved camera and flag planter – very historic. Fabulous choices.

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