Images of Canberra – The Tree of Life is spiky

johnboy 31 July 2008 21

Tree of Life in the Canberra Centre might be all new-agey but there’s nothing peace and love about the anti-pigeon spikes nailed into the top of their sign.

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lula lula 5:19 pm 04 Sep 08

You don’t wanna see how close the pigeons get to the cakes as they are being unpacked first thing in the morning at Michel’s Pattisserie across the way…. those cakes need spikes * shudder *

Loose Brown Loose Brown 4:34 pm 01 Aug 08

These anti pidgeon devices are all over lights, signs, clocks, etc in Britain. They look scary at first but then you get used to them and things look naked without them.

Granny Granny 4:10 pm 01 Aug 08

I never knew they were bird spikes. I thought they were supposed to be some arty tree-looking thing with good social comment.

peterh peterh 1:31 pm 01 Aug 08

jakez said :

Those spikes are very important. Without them, Canberra Centre would be covered in shit.

instead of being full of it.

(sorry, just couldn’t resist, seems that everyone i meet these days has a bad comment about CC marketing manager)

peterh peterh 1:29 pm 01 Aug 08

Felix the Cat said :

Birds, in particular the Indian Minor birds, seem to love the big fluoro Woolies sign at Gungahlin TC and flock to it and sh!t all over it. Woolies need some of these spikes as well.

does that mean there are indian major birds, too?

I think you meant myna.

jakez jakez 1:11 pm 01 Aug 08

Those spikes are very important. Without them, Canberra Centre would be covered in shit.

gooterz gooterz 11:52 pm 31 Jul 08

Most of the pigeons in civic are too fat to land on these.
Seriously though everyone feeds the birds i cant imagine them wanting to move that far from their food source..

lux lux 11:34 pm 31 Jul 08

lionelvioletguyandslingsby said :

If the birds can’t do it, then it’s up to us. We must all pull down our daks and shit on these stupid shops.

Bahahahahahahaaha!!!!

MelonHead MelonHead 10:41 pm 31 Jul 08

Julius Constantius said :

Fact: The Tree of Life is owned by Nazis.

Does Godwin’s Theory apply here?

Do the pidgeons ( or all of avian existence) win the argument?

Please advise.

lionelvioletguyandslingsby lionelvioletguyandslingsby 10:38 pm 31 Jul 08

If the birds can’t do it, then it’s up to us. We must all pull down our daks and shit on these stupid shops.

bd84 bd84 9:24 pm 31 Jul 08

they’re on all the signs and lamp posts in that area of the CC. Won’t be a problem soon when they enclose it properly.

Felix the Cat Felix the Cat 8:02 pm 31 Jul 08

Birds, in particular the Indian Minor birds, seem to love the big fluoro Woolies sign at Gungahlin TC and flock to it and sh!t all over it. Woolies need some of these spikes as well.

New Yeah New Yeah 7:59 pm 31 Jul 08

Maybe Canberra Centre management insisted on the spikes?

emd emd 7:23 pm 31 Jul 08

Julius Constantius, are you saying that shop owners who don’t let pigeons crap on their signage are Nazis, or are you telling us something about their corporate structure?

It’s pretty cool that there’s now at least two shops in the Canberra Centre with fair trade clothing.

heinous heinous 5:41 pm 31 Jul 08

What’s the world coming to. Birds aren’t allowed on trees anymore?

sarix sarix 5:10 pm 31 Jul 08

You can’t say the pigeons, and we humans, were not warned.

Look at their logo. This is no soft and cuddly tree.

Julius Constantius Julius Constantius 5:03 pm 31 Jul 08

But I hate birds, so power to them.

Julius Constantius Julius Constantius 5:03 pm 31 Jul 08

Fact: The Tree of Life is owned by Nazis.

AussieGal83 AussieGal83 4:45 pm 31 Jul 08

Do they just prevent them from landing on the letters? Or do they stab them?

Skidbladnir Skidbladnir 3:28 pm 31 Jul 08

ToL and everything else on the Target side of that road are open to air.

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