Bright Bollards #3

They don’t look too bright, but they’ll do the trick for Becky’s squares.

If you’re an Australian you might think one or two look familiar…

And why are they there? From https:\\geelongaustralia.com.au

Baywalk bollard trail walk

Following the Bollard Trail, you will meet some of the unique characters who played a part in Geelong’s history, from the original Indigenous inhabitants to more contemporary characters.


Artist

The colourful bollards are the work of artist Jan Mitchell. Jan was commissioned by the City of Greater Geelong to transform old timbers and piles from a city pier, demolished in the 1980s, into remarkable works of art that stop young and old in their tracks.

Tjilbruke at Brighton

Stretching Becky’s squares challenge, I know, but at the end of Brighton beach, South Australia, there’s a structure, created by John Dowie, that represents Tjilbruke, a Kaurna man, carrying his nephew.

The Kaurna lands are extensive and their history in this region goes back more than 2000 years. The story of Tjilbruke (and various other spellings) is about law and tradition and he appears in Kaurna Dreaming stories that are 11 000 years old.

Bright before my eyes

This beautiful dragonfly caught my eye in the Northwest of Australia and I’ve included it in Becky’s squares challenge.

dragonfly

Although this specimen had to lose some wing and tail to fit the challenge criteria, can you decide if it is, in fact, the damselfly? – the eyes of a dragonfly are nearly joining on top of the head, but in the damselfly they are clearly separated and on either side of the head. Also, the wings of a dragonfly are not similar, with the back wings wider at the bottom, whereas damselfly wings are similar in shape.

There are other criteria, but from that, what do you think? I’m going dragonfly!