Sunday, 3 April 2016

My Sunday Photo 3 April 2016

beautiful sculpture of a Clydesdale   


We went out for a country drive on the weekend, and ended up in a country town called Boonah.  It is rimmed all around like a bowl by lovely little hills.  It is actually called the Scenic Rim region, due to the hills.  There is a vineyard and a lavender farm nearby, and they seem to really be getting into the regional food trends.  We had lunch in a 100 year old building (I know that is not old to you British types - ha ha!) that used to be the offices for the Boonah Butter Factory, which had numerous farms in the district supplying the milk for the butter.  It has pressed metal ceilings and timber floors and is a lovely spot to share a meal.   

The Clydesdales came with the squatters back in the 19th century, and were a valued part of the history of the region.  This sculpture welcomes you into the town from the highway.  Mr P. and I jumped out of the car and took a few photos of this splendid public artwork. I really love public art, and we think this is a beauty!




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26 comments:

  1. That's an imposing sight! I would love to visit a lavender farm, it must smell divine!

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    1. Hi Lucy
      We didn't go to the farm this time. Best to go in December when the lavender is in bloom.

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  2. Wow, what an amazing sculpture! #MySundayPhoto

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    1. Hi Toni isn't it fab? I really love it.

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  3. What a unique sculptor. The bight and sunny day as a background looks lovely.

    Thank you for linking up

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    1. Thanks Darren. It was a beautiful if somewhat hot day.

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  4. I love public art too. This is stunning #MySundayPhoto

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    1. Thank you. It is lovely. Good work by the sculptor.

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  5. He is huge, it must have taken some building but how splendid he looks against the blue sky

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    1. They did such a good job on him. It was a lovely blue sky day and so hot. Summer is just not leaving us:)

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  6. Oh wow! That is stunning! It looks like such a lovely day too x

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    1. it is a stunning piece of art. and yep that is pretty much a Queensland day any time of year - sunny and blue except when we are having a huge storm or cyclone:)

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  7. I love large sculptures like this, it looks amazing.

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  8. Goodness me that is enormous!! We Australians love our giant sculptures don't we? :)

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    1. We do indeed! The bigger the better. My fave is the giant prawn in Ballina.

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  9. Mr P here. I like seeing this Clydesdale sculpture. It reminds me of stories my Dad had about having one on a farm in the early 50's in the Lockyer Valley (which is not too far from Boonah). The horse was amazing apparently and super gentle, even with my older brother who was a baby at the time. It would willingly work all day, everyday and be happy doing it. I had the best beef pattie in my burger at the Flavours Cafe - good quality food and service at a country cafe.

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    1. You have pre-empted my cafe review mr p. Naughty:)

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  10. This is a lovely work. I always wanted something like this in my house but I want a Giraffe! Thanks for sharing. #MySundayPhoto

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    1. thanks merlinda. it is a really splendid sculpture.

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  11. Wow that is breathtaking I love it, the work that must have gone into that stunning piece is mind boggling x

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    1. i think it is fab. what a clever artist he is.

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  12. What a gorgeous sculpture - so striking against that beautiful blue sky :-)

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    1. it was a lovely day and a beautiful sky and such a wonderful horse:)

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