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N 266 B 9.9K C 150 E Jan 10, 2017 F Jun 9, 2022
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Diminish And Ascend is a welded aluminum stairway sculpture by David McCracken.

New Zealand artist David McCracken designed the sculpture to be constructed from welded aluminum. The dimensions of the structure are 12 metres (39 ft) x 1.45 metres (4.8 ft) x 3.8 metres (12 ft). It is installed in Christchurch Botanic Gardens in Kiosk Lake. It is a stairway sculpture which is meant to be an optical illusion. The illusion is achieved due to wider steps at the bottom of the sculpture which gradually decrease in size with each step until they come to a vanishing point at the top. The steps at the top are just a few centimeters wide. When viewed from certain angles it appears to be an endless stairway.

In 2013, the sculpture was first displayed in Bondi Beach, Australia, at the Sculpture by the Sea event. It was then moved to Waiheke Island in New Zealand. In 2016 it was moved to the Christchurch Botanic Gardens in New Zealand. The cost of the sculpture was NZ$192,000. The cost of the sculpture was funded with a grant from the Friends of the Botanic Gardens, and sponsorship from Christchurch City Council Art in Public Spaces Fund.

Of interest to note : the NZ$700 per month cost of maintenance for the sculpture (mainly to remove bird droppings) is covered by the Christchurch City Council.

(Explored : Jun 9, 2022 #118)

Tags:   Diminish And Ascend David McCracken Christchurch South Island New Zealand Travel Summer morning Art Installation large artwork Kiosk Lake Christchurch Botanic Gardens National Geographic geo tagged water scape Grande Mare Group Scenics,not justlandscapes! Landscape HDR Sidelit water reflection silhouette gum tree blue sky still water Concordians welded aluminum stairway sculpture in explore explored

N 332 B 15.2K C 144 E Jul 4, 2014 F Feb 9, 2022
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This image is included in 5 galleries :- 1) "2022 02 08 Dienstag" curated by BAKAWI, 2) "Alex's Super Faves" by
Alexander Haselbacher, 3) "Historic" by Ken Hansen, 4) "Fotografie di opere di rilevante interesse storico. Photographs of significant historical interest. Photographies d'intérêt historique important. Fotografien von bedeutendem historischem Interest. A cura di Appoloni Angelo." by Angelo daVerona and 5) "Really.., is this a picture?" by Robert Anyó.

Black Beauty (specimen number RTMP 81.6.1) is a well preserved fossil of Tyrannosaurus rex. The nickname stems from the apparent shiny dark color of the fossil bones, which occurred during fossilisation by the presence of minerals in the surrounding rock. The specimen is housed in the Royal Tyrrell Museum in Drumheller, Alberta, Canada. Black Beauty is the 14th of the 20 most complete skeletons of Tyrannosaurus rex found so far, and casts are on display in museums around the world. In 2009, a paper by Jack Horner and colleagues illustrated the concept of parasitic infections in dinosaurs by analysing the lesions found on the cranial bones of Black Beauty. The specimen has been used to study comparative morphology between tyrannosaurids and Tyrannosaurus individuals, and some have suggested that Black Beauty should be classed as Dynamosaurus (=Tyrannosaurus). Black Beauty is considered to be the smallest of all known adult T. rex specimens.

Black Beauty was found in 1980 by Jeff Baker, while on a fishing trip with a friend in the region of the Crowsnest Pass, Alberta. A large bone was found in the riverbank and shown to their teacher. Soon afterward, the Royall Tyrrell Museum was contacted, and excavation of the sandstone matrix surrounding the fossils began in 1982. (wikipedia)

(Explored: Feb 9, 2022 #70)

Tags:   Black Beauty Royal Tyrrell Museum Drumheller Calgary Canada Travel wide angle lens Summer afternoon Nature National Geographic closetonature Concordians Geological feature fossil skeleton science Palaeontology RTMP 81.6.1 Tyrannosaurus rex Alberta fossilized bones indoor lighting T. rex in explore explore dark background in gallery

N 68 B 4.3K C 168 E Nov 23, 2016 F Nov 27, 2016
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The yellow beaked sculpture guarding the entrance is a crow : according to Tim Brady of the Codrington Wind Farm. To passing tourists, the sculpture is a beautiful icon.

It is a wind farm on the coast of south-western Victoria, near Yambuk. The Codrington site is close to perfect with strong prevailing winds blowing off the Southern Ocean. Completed in June 2001, the 14 wind turbines generate 51 GWh annually, for a capital cost of 30 million Australian dollars by Pacific Hydro, being the first fully private investment in a wind farm in Australia. When opened it was Australia’s largest wind farm and the first in Victoria. The wind farm now generates enough electricity each year to supply the equivalent of 10,000 Victorian homes and each year avoids the emission of 49,000 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions – the equivalent to taking more than 17,000 cars off the roads.

This wind farm is privately owned by the Crowe family, and is only open to pre-booked, group visitors.

Tags:   Codrington Wind Farm travel blue sky Victoria crow with yellow beak bird sculpture crow sculpture National Geographic wind turbines concordians closetonature Portland spring wood sculpture nature clean energy environmental energy landscape wind energy wind power Scenics,notjustlandscapes! Big Crow big things

N 70 B 1.9K C 68 E Dec 27, 2015 F Jan 12, 2022
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This image is included in 2 galleries : 1) "INTERPHOTO * TOP FLICKR 2022" curated by Gianfranco Marzetti and 2 "DETALLES 2" by TONY88.

The Big Prawn is about 4 metres tall and is constructed in fiberglass. It is located outside of the Ningaloo Visitor Centre and is one of Exmouth’s quirkiest attractions.

The Big Prawn Located in the centre of town the Big Prawn pays tribute to the prawn fishery and the Kailis family who were influential in starting the industry in Exmouth. The Big Prawn once stood at the entrance to MG Kailis Gulf Fisheries factory at Learmonth and was donated to the town of Exmouth by the Kailis family in 2013.

Tags:   Big Things Big Prawn morning sun summer morning Exmouth Western Australia Australia Travel Art Installation art work backlit clouds blue sky National Geographic HDR Concordians close-up super wide angle lens Oil painting filter Sculpture geo tagged fiberglass prawn fiberglass sculpture Ningaloo Visitor Centre in gallery sun glare

N 160 B 8.8K C 194 E Jan 8, 2017 F May 4, 2018
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This image is included in 2 galleries :- 1) "Quirky structures 3" curated by fairyduff and 2) "A todo color" by Juanjo Lagal.

The Cromwell Fruit Sculpture was erected by the Rotary Club of Cromwell and has become the town's icon. Built in 1989, the four fruits (pear, apple, nectarine and apricot) weigh over nine tonne, are 13 metres high, and have been repainted three times.

Cromwell is the service centre for an extensive farming and stone fruit growing area. It is between State Highway 6 (linking to Wanaka, 50 km north, and Queenstown, 60 km west) and State Highway 8B leading to the Lindis Pass, 75 km northeast, and Alexandra, 33 km south.

(explore: May 4, 2018 #382)

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