Photographing Public Art #5


Who doesn’t like penguins?

Penguins -Federation Square Melbourne
Penguin sculpture- Hobart Waterfront
Ice Sculpture- Winter Festival Hobart
The Big Penguin at Penguin


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. Those adorable smiling faces. I’m in love with the little guy in the first picture. That last guy is huge! The ice statues are fabulous, too. You are right, “Who doesn’t love penguins?” Thanks for joining in this week. What a perfect post for PPAC. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. Story time: One of my earlierst memories includes but is not limited to penguins ๐Ÿ˜€

    I still remember my mom walking me in a stroller, walking past a certain store window several times a week. It was snowy and the store showed some kind of a miniature water slide with pinguings going up and down. These miniature pinguins looked a lot like the ones in your first picture.

    I like both the normal sculpture and the ice sculptures in your photos. The big penguin looks pretty funny. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • There are colonies of Little Penguins, also known as Fairy Penguins all along the northwest coast. I haven’t heard of any at Sisters Beach but there are known colonies at Stanley, Wynyard, Burnie and of course Penguin. You can see them at dusk from certain viewing areas in summer and autumn.


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