City Beautified? Well they can’t say we didn’t warn them…

johnboy 7 December 2008 21

[First filed: December 05, 2008 @ 23:18]

Laurel Waits came across this scene in civic this week.

RiotACT readers had already speculated on the ways these things could be brought down.

More scary is that if it wasn’t dragged down by drunks it fell down on it’s own.

Good luck to anyone they land on.


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21 Responses to City Beautified? Well they can’t say we didn’t warn them…
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jakez jakez 1:51 pm 08 Dec 08

…that’s a shame.

reepy reepy 11:03 am 08 Dec 08

Nice reference bigfeet 🙂 I wonder who didn’t get it?

Pommy bastard Pommy bastard 8:09 am 08 Dec 08

farnarkler said :

Pommy Bastard, perhaps it’s Tracey Emin’s latest artwork.

I don’t think Ms Emin works that hard on her “art” old boy.

farnarkler farnarkler 4:32 am 08 Dec 08

Pommy Bastard, perhaps it’s Tracey Emin’s latest artwork.

Thumper Thumper 10:22 pm 07 Dec 08

I quite like them…

bigfeet bigfeet 10:03 pm 07 Dec 08

Curiously enough, the only thing that went through the mind of the bowl of petunias as it fell was, “Oh no, not again.” Many people have speculated that if we knew exactly why the bowl of petunias had thought that we would know a lot more about the nature of the universe than we do now.

emd emd 8:38 pm 07 Dec 08

So the potted petunias have fallen through the sky… but where’s the whale?

F430 F430 8:24 pm 07 Dec 08

what waste of money, those poly’s cost at least $10 a pop you’d think the govt would put up lights along hindmarsh drive for all the kangas late at night and the early morning every person i talk to knows someone or has been invovled in a car accident because of the lack of lights… priorities pepole…..

Instant Mash Instant Mash 5:53 pm 07 Dec 08

I reckon it was drunks. I know I was trying to reach them one night, after a few too many…

johnboy johnboy 2:20 pm 07 Dec 08

Or maybe I just really like the photo?

Plenty of news below.

123qwe 123qwe 2:17 pm 07 Dec 08

Slow news week with this as the featured post. Better hope a dole bludging, banjo playing Canberran releases something on youtube this week to replace this gem.

shiny flu shiny flu 8:21 pm 06 Dec 08

Rules for Canberrans:

1) Do not lean against lamp posts or swing around them singing ‘I’m singing in the rain.’

gooterz gooterz 12:15 pm 06 Dec 08

Looks very artistic the way it fell .. perhaps we should leave it.. After all have u seen the other artwork in civic..

Pommy bastard Pommy bastard 11:36 am 06 Dec 08

Those who cannot create beauty, destroy it in order to feel creative.

Weaselburger Weaselburger 9:42 am 06 Dec 08

yeah i don’t mind them, but if you’re drunk on a saturday night and looking at them you always end up walking into something…. Funny that!

miz miz 9:25 am 06 Dec 08

What a pity. I like these efforts made to pretty up the place.

phototext phototext 8:22 am 06 Dec 08

I like them as an addition to prettying up the place. Dodgy install though, that would cause some serious hurt if it fell on your head.

farnarkler farnarkler 2:46 am 06 Dec 08

Oh no it looks like my parent’s house. In fact, maybe it was my mother wanting a few more who caused this.

deye deye 2:40 am 06 Dec 08

There was another one half hanging about a day after they went up. It was fixed later that day.

Gobbo Gobbo 12:48 am 06 Dec 08

I think they’ve been going remarkably well.

It’s been over sixteen days since they were installed and there has only been this one reported down. And potentially that could have been a fixture failure.

I like having them up around the city, a lot.

I hope this trial is successful. I’d like it to continue next year.

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