On close reflection it seems that parades like the one featured in this week’s Sepia Saturday image seem to have been rather infrequent in my life, or else they haven’t been photographed. However the combination of festivities and whacky designs took me back to the fun days of Expo 88, an event which turned Brisbane on its head and changed it forever, I think. I wrote about how we all enjoyed it in an earlier Sepia Saturday post.
Today I’m going to share with you some of the whacky statues that were tucked around the site, awaiting discovery and generating a giggle or two.
The Expo site, now the South Bank precinct, was once a rather unsalubrious area of Brisbane with dry docks and inadequate housing. These particular characters are a nod to that past.
And then there were the site workers:
And the Aussie themes:
And the entertainers:
And sometimes balancing all the things to see and do was quite a challenge.
If you’re wondering what happened to your favourite Expo Art you might find this Art Trail helpful. And to see some more of the whacky parades and people click here.
Why not parade over to Sepia Saturday and see what other festivities the Sepians have in store this week?
This week’s Sepia Saturday 203 features doorways, especially with people standing in them.
I haven’t trawled my personal/family photos for a suitable one and chose instead to focus on some recent travel photos which “fit the bill”. All were taken in Zanzibar, famous for its amazingly carved doors.
Many Zanzibar doors have small doors built within the larger door.
And then there’s the colonial influence in the attire of this hotel’s doorman.
I love a semi-closed doorway -always makes me wonder what’s behind it.
Do go and check out what the other Sepians have written for Sepia Saturday 203