Tuesday, 16 May 2006

Brolgas


This fountain at Darling Harbour has a series of dancing brolgas ringing it.

The "Brolga Dance" fountain" is the work of Terrance Plowright.

Brolgas are a type of crane native to northeastern Australia, noted for their elegant coutship dances.

There's even an Australian Christmas carol about brolgas. You can listen to it here.

3 comments:

  1. Unique! Thanks for the links and further info- interesting. Have you seen the giraffe sculptures in the Edinburgh DP- seems to be a bit of a theme happening.

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  2. Beautiful fountain... I like it!

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  3. Lovely idea for a fountain. I was entertained to learn that in addition to courtship that they also dance to scare off predators.

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