Tag Archive | Geelong

Weekly photo challenge: Focus

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The theme for this weeks Weekly Photo Challenge is Focus. We are encouraged to take a photo that demonstrates the concept of focus. I chose to use a photo I took at Geelong earlier this year. These little statues are miniature but I got down to their level and focused on them, ensuring the background was out of focus.

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Eastern Beach

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Eastern Beach is a beautiful spot on the southern end of Corio Bay. After our walk we stopped off for a cuppa and a bite to eat before walking back to the car. We got told off by the waitress for moving the table numbers but we had no choice so weren’t really impressed by the service. Who would think to tell their customers off?

The giant wheel in the background is based in Melbourne in winter and Geelong in Summer.

A large part of the bay is enclosed to create an open air pool. There are pontoons to allow for diving and it’s great to see lots of families having fun.

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A few days after this photo was taken this plane crashed into the bay just before a member of the Jackass team was going to board it. The plane landed upside down but luckily there were no serious injuries.

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I love the way they have recycled this old ship into a restaurant.

more bollards in Geelong

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Artist Jan Mitchell was commissioned by Geelong Council to transform recycled bollards into these works of art. The characters are based on people that have had an impact on Geelong and it’s history.

Geelong is only about 1.5 hours from my house. It’s a nice easy drive along freeways. We set off early in the morning and arrived in Geelong before it started to warm up. We parked the car at the beginning although you can park anywhere along the route and still see all the bollards. It warmed up very quickly and I realised I hadn’t taken any suntan lotion but it was comfortable to walk in the heat. I have wanted to do the complete walk for such a long time. It was another thing I was able to cross off my list of things to do.

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Geelong…Bollards Sculpture Walk

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Years ago I went to Geelong and saw some of these wonderful bollards along the waterfront in Geelong. Since then the number has grown to over 100 at 47 different sites (the brochures state 48 but the last one seems to have been removed). The walk begins at the Geelong Botanic Gardens and ends approximately 4kms further around Corio Bay at Rippleside Park.

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Barcode Fountain, Geelong

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The fountain was commissioned by the City of Greater Geelong to incorporate a barcode from an original and surviving Geelong iconic product: Noddy’s Soft Drink. The barcode is produced on many stainless steel panels that terrace toward the road which gives it a waterfall effect.

I read about it in a brochure so wanted to see it. I was looking for a tall fountain but Mum saw it and asked me to go over and look at it. Not realising that it was what I was searching for. It was very clever but also peaceful to watch the water gently falling towards the road.

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Poppykettle Playground, Geelong foreshore

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These cute little bronze Peruvian creatures were made by Jenda Bucek and are based on Robert Ingpen’s book Voyage of the Poppykettle, a Geelong-based fable about sea-faring Hairy Peruvians who landed at Limeburner’s Point.

The last photo shows how small the little creatures actually are.

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