Friday, January 27, 2012

In Which Al tricks his Audience.

Well no one guessed what this image was. Some people got part marks for the power-line in the background. But no one guessed a statue! I suspected when I cropped this part of the Digger's leg (wrapped in puttees) that people might guess a palm or coconut palm. It does look something like a palm taken out of context. This statue of a Digger (Oz lingo for an Aussie Soldier) is atop the war memorial in a tiny little town called Bonny Doon.
I guess he is suitable for an Australia Day post for two reasons: First copies of this statue (or a version very alike) are on memorials scattered through almost every small town across Oz (and many suburbs in bigger cities). He is an iconic Oz image. Second I actually posted a piccie featuring this Digger two years ago on Australia day. Which reminds me I showed a memorial of a different kind in that post. A memorial to three policemen murdered by “armed criminals” in 1878. I said I might post about those criminals later, but never did. Well strangely one of those three “armed criminals” has been back in the press again after over 130 years. I guess I should finally get around to keeping my promise and posting about them!


Old Kitty said...

An armed criminal back in the press?!!? How mysterious!! Yay!

Well of course the pic was of this fine man's leg and not of a palm tree! LOL!

Take care

Linda G. said...

Oh, that was a tricky one!

And, yeah, I'd like to hear about the criminals.

Susan Flett Swiderski said...

Ok, so ya fooled us. We'll be ready for ya next week, so bring it on, big boy! (I talk real big, anyway.)

Lisa said...

I swear I have never come even close to guessing one of these! Happy Australian Day!

Carolyn V said...

I would have never guessed! That's pretty clever. ;)