Monday, October 02, 2006

Day 155
There are lots of embassies in Yarralumla as it is near to Parliament House and the Foreign Affairs building. Many of them have interesting architecture or features suggestive of their home country. These painted, corrugated-iron cows were made for some festival and afterwards were bought by the New Zealand High Commission and displayed on their back lawn. 8 km cycle


Katherine said...

Woe - first time in a long time I turn up at your blog and THERE ARE PICTURES. I wonder what happened while I was away?

Weird cows!

Julie Oakley said...

I rather like sculptures made from less conventional materials. Although sometimes it fails miserably. David Mack (of tyres fame) had some sculptures at the RA summer exhibition made from tiny tiles cut out from holographic postcards, and quite frankly I don't think he achieved what he was aiming for and one week into the exhibition the pieces were falling off.

Peceli and Wendy's Blog said...

This is so cute. Of all things in an embassy garden! Where are the sheep?
You have so much potential in your backyard of a Canberra suburb to keep you drawing for decades!

Jana Bouc said...

I'm glad these are painted cow sculptures. When I first look I thought they were illustrations of different cuts of meat in cows, which, though I do eat beef, seemed a little depressing. I'm enjoying seeing different parts of your area on this visit. The weather must be improving so you can be out and about more.