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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-20-2013, 11:46 PM Thread Starter
 
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In case you missed this in the news...

So Canberra is where I live and we are celebrating our centenary year this year. Our local Government of course has been doing a bunch of stuff to commemorate and celebrate this fact.

One of the things that was commissioned was an art piece, a hot air balloon sculpture called the Sky Whale.



This has sent people into a frenzy here, wondering why money would be spent on this, how it relates to Canberra, the fact that it isn't owned by Canberra or the Government, even after spending all the money on it.

I have to say it's pretty damned funny as an artwork. It's certainly got people talking, even around the world. I've seen articles in the US, UK, Lebanon even!

Just thought I'd share this hilarious (and controversial in our town) piece of art.

http://www.canberratimes.com.au/comm...520-2jwmh.html

(And yes. those aren't wings, they're boobs! )
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-20-2013, 11:58 PM
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Did somebody say................ (oYo) ?!
It looks cool.
The view from there must be awesome.
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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-21-2013, 12:30 AM Thread Starter
 
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More than that, 10 pendulum boobs!

It's pretty crazy. Crappy thing is it's maybe flown here 2 or 3 times, and then it's off to another city for something.

I just hope with the money spent on it that it doesn't lose the association with Canberra. It's a pretty good talking point, especially considering there is a stigma with my city as the Capital of the country, and being a planned city "full" of public servants. An Australian past-time is "Canberra bashing", and as usual most who do this have no idea what is here.
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That's legit haha if I didn't know about it and it flew above my house I'd think there's an alien invasion, that looks scary as shiz lol
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Scary?!
Bryan is afraid of (oYo) :O

Balloons are the coolest way of flying over beautiful places, there's no noise and the wind touches your face.
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Re: In case you missed this in the news...

Scary Movie Title "...It Came From a Land Down Under!"
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