Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Marysville Remembered

So what was Marysville like before it was almost totally burnt to the ground? The Herald Sun has combined some readers' photos into a slide show. Note the non native deciduous trees. I expect they won't regenerate, unlike Australian native trees that are a bit used to fire.

This link should work.
http://www.news.com.au/heraldsun/gallery/0,22010,5037487-5006020-1,00.html

If it doesn't, go find it yourself at the Herald Sun.

6 comments:

  1. Looked like a nice place...even if the statue of the unicorn was unbelievably naff.

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  2. Yeah well Brian, there was an attempt at an English feel to the place. I guess that is why the unicorn is there.

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  3. It's not English enough, Andrew. If it had been an English statue it would have had the horn snapped off and the word 'Bollox' sprayed on its backside by now.

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  4. I did not even realise it was a unicorn and it is surprisingly intact. We have a statue nearby of a discus thrower in action. Every evening the discus is removed by park staff and replaced the next morning. Obviously it used to get souvenired.

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  5. Anonymous10:11 pm

    I live near a statue of a hammer thrower (near the floral clock). The hammer used to go missing quite regularly; they've stopped bothering to replace it now.

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  6. That is the one Anon. Hammer not discus then. Council or park staff take it away late afternoon and put it back in the morning. But I haven't actually checked lately.

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