When I took this photo of the dome on the Broadway Centre recently I didn’t realise it had gargoyles on the base of it. I also didn’t realise the gargoyles had breasts.
I’m not really up on my gargoyle mythology but after a bit of a surf around on the web it seems that gargoyles are used to protect buildings from evil spirits and yes, some of them do have breasts. I would never have thought it.
I was surprised to see another gargoyle in my neighbourhood. This is on the roof of a house near my street (breastless…) I would expect to see gargoyles in Europe or Britain but not in Sydney so much. So now I’m intrigued as to how many there are and over the next few weeks am going on a gargoyle hunt.
Following on with the gothic, spooky, winged creatures possibly coming at you in the shadows theme check out this tunnel. This is how spooky and dark it is in the middle of the day. I don’t think I’d have the guts to walk through it at night.
Let’s move on from things of a creepy persuasion. A bit of brightness, please….This is a hibiscus tree near my house. It is a bit dog-eared with caterpillars munching on the leaves, but the other day I walked by and it had the most glorious yellow flower on it. Makes me think of the south Pacific and drinking cocktails out of coconuts.
I like this graffiti girl. She’s a bit of a spunky chick. And I like the tagline of not making stencils. I can see how you would get a rush from putting a stencil up in a public place and seeing how people responded. You might easily get addicted to it.
And finally, I saw this little froggie painted on a wall in a nearby street. I immediately thought of Gabrielle Bryden because I know how much she loves her frogs. So this little guy’s for you, Gabrielle. Ribbit.