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By Kramer 5 August 2007 32

I was out for a ride today and stumbled upon the following structures on the side of the GDE just behind Calvary. What are they? Artwork? Legitimate construction? Or construction workers mucking around?

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piperdoon 12:43 pm 07 Aug 07

according to the CT article, “The artwork, which has yet to be completed, cost $750,000 but the overall cost incorporated some structures in the roadworks…..”

More money wasted by this Stanhope government when there are bigger issues at stake – water supply, health services etc. Some of these silly buggers need to get there heads out of their #*ses and get agrip on the real world ffs.

Thumper 7:47 am 07 Aug 07

I quite like Indigenous art, especially cross hatching.

Pandy 7:47 am 07 Aug 07

Canberra Times steals your story.

There is a piece in todays edition on the back pages. It is an Aboriginal interpretation (when finished) of the area.

sezzle 5:03 pm 06 Aug 07

Aboriginal artwork for the good (and at the cost) of canberrans!

Maelinar 3:46 pm 06 Aug 07

astrojax – no idea what GDE has got to do with pear, except that it makes Google go nuts.

Here’s an interesting link though – Thumper especially will love it. http://www.etno-muzej.si/pdf/0354-0316_09_1_sikimic_nasilna.pdf

Maelinar 3:41 pm 06 Aug 07

Cause of all the indigenous relics they moved offsite…

Boom boom.

Thumper 3:35 pm 06 Aug 07

Was the NGA built on an old pear farm?

How do we know that it wasn’t?

S4anta 2:52 pm 06 Aug 07

Could it be that sculptures of pears are usually placed in areas that have been used for the cultivation of pears since antiquity?Considering the fact that the AIS now stands on an old farm that had an extensive grove of pears I reckon this might be it.
More likely a coincidental piece of public art however. Still pays to dream.

astrojax 1:41 pm 06 Aug 07

what’s a ‘gde’?

mebbe these pairs are a match to the set outside the national gallery – which were once on campus at anu until pranksters – bless ’em – were wont to roll them away and make uni ground staff search for them and return them…

wait til the pranksters see this challenge!

Maelinar 12:58 pm 06 Aug 07

Who was it that was bemoaning the fact that Canberra didn’t have enough monuments ?

More proof for the idiot.

Gungahlin Al 12:57 pm 06 Aug 07

Perhaps they are there to remind any public transport users (nay – road users in general) that transport in the ACT is heading pear-shaped under the vision vacuum that is the Ministerialship of John Hargreaves?

jr 11:55 am 06 Aug 07

When the road was just beginning to become functional, I hope the whole GDE doesn’t end up going pear shaped!

It was deemed a better use of local govco funds to build monuments to pears rather than constructing a road capable of handling the anticipated traffic volume.

Maelinar 10:25 am 06 Aug 07

They had to put the rocks on a tower, otherwise residents would have flogged them for their gardens. Don’t you people know anything ?

chester 10:09 am 06 Aug 07

They look like they could be descended from the daleks to me. We’re doomed.

OTOH…Stanhope government vs. subjugation by giant mutant pears.

Hmm…..tough choice. Not sure I’d be able to tell the difference.

Thumper 9:38 am 06 Aug 07

Maybe a giant mutant minor bird carried the pear down from queensland and just decided to place it there?

Well, it is possible….

hk0reduck 9:20 am 06 Aug 07

I hate to break it to you, but wombats lack the ability to construct something so big. They don’t have thumbs to help them hold construction tools. A monkey on the other hand…

bonfire 9:16 am 06 Aug 07

they look pretty dangerous to me. the light pole in the picture is designed to fail when hit by a car, that weird thing looks like a tank trap.

Joker 9:01 am 06 Aug 07

Reminds me of Wombats do to mark their territory. Eats root and leaves. When is John Stanhope leaving?

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