Photographing Public Art Challenge#4

Animals Real and Mythical

I’ve been having fun thinking of sub themes for this challenge and this week I decided to go with animals. The rather magnificent cow is in the front garden of the local childcare centre in Wynyard, right next door to the visitor centre where I volunteer. I snapped this with my phone while I was running an errand. There are a couple of other cow themed sculptures around town that I’ll try to show you another day.

The elephants are in the Little India district of Singapore andI loved them. One of my favourite Singapore photos.

The last two were only temporary structures, they were created to decorate the entrance to the Taste of Tasmania Food Festival in Hobart and were on display for several days.

A bench at the local childcare centre in Wynyard
These elephant statues are near the MRT station you use to get to the Little India neighbourhood. (Singapore)
Decorations at the Taste of Tasmania 2018-19
Unicorn sculpture at Taste of Tasmania



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.


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