Wednesday, 15 May 2013

Botany, Sir Joseph Banks Park, sculpture

The Sir Joseph Banks Park is located in the eastern suburb of Botany. The Sir Joseph Banks Zoological and Botanical Gardens were the main attraction of the nearby Sir Joseph Banks Hotel in the 19th Century. The colony's first zoo featured animals such as kangaroos, elephants, tigers, bears camels and gorillas. These animals are commemorated by sculptured life-sized, life-like zoo animals such as this elephant in the children's playground, created in 1988.

14 comments:

  1. Another great one!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  2. Jim,

    Those sculptures are incredible! What are they made of? Is that bronze?

    They are extremely life like, and really must be something else in real life, wow!

    Thanks so much for your visit today!

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    1. Not bronze. I think they might be concrete but not sure what they are coated in. It's an impressive paint job or finish.

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  3. Fascinating photo ~ well done ~ Love elephants ~

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  4. This could give you quite a fright if you first came across it at night.

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    1. Better the sculptures of elephants, gorillas and bears, than the real things. :)

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  5. Fab series of shots from Sir Joseph Banks Park Jim, the gorillas are a bit impressive, can you believe I took some pics of gorilla garden statues today:)

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  6. wonderful shadows join his sculptured wrinkles. great shot Jim!!!

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  7. That is a wonderful sculpture - it appears as if this giant is awaking from its slumber. Nice capture!

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  8. Wow-an amazing sculpture-really captures a moment in time so long, long ago.

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  9. Wow, that is a life-like sculpture.

    Great find!

    Happy Shadow Shot Sunday!

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