Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Bees, not the birds

Last week it was about the birds, ravens. This week it is about the bees, but not real ones. 

I saw and photographed these many years ago but then lost their exact location. I made a little effort to find them again and I did. There are more than I realised last time. The bees adorn the Eureka Tower in Southbank. Rather good aren't they.




33 comments:

  1. Those are marvelous!
    Thank you for sharing the location. Did a quick search and found information about the artist and the bee installation.
    https://richardstringer.com.au/queen-bee-eureka-tower/

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    1. Thanks so much for the link DF. I did not imagine it. More bees have been added.

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  2. Pollinators are so vital. I like that artists are showcasing them. Thanks for sharing this lovely installation. Best wishes!

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  3. And of course they are gold, to match the top of the tower. They are wonderful. One can almost hear them buzz.

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    1. Caro, I wonder if kids would find them interesting? Just a thought for future children visits here.

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    2. I think so. They are almost fairytale like.

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  4. Two bees or not two bees. That is the question.

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  5. They are near South Bank area adjacent to Rialto Tower I think. I never come around photographing it! Good lights at the same time

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    1. At Southbank Roentare. Isn't Rialto Tower in Collins Street? I wish I had taken my camera for better photos.

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  6. The do look good and we should look up more often, we might be surprise as to what we see.

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    1. Margaret, at times I look a wonder struck tourist staring up at buildings and there is much to be seen at times.

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  7. You really were lucky with the light that day

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  8. That's the first time in my life that I see bees as figures ! I have seen cows etc when there was an exhibition of colored cows in Brussels, but bees ! I like them although I am not a fan of insects ! It's an original idea ! Btw I am going to the German speaking part of Switzerland. But they all speak French too as I have been told. Otherwise I translate !

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    1. Ah well Gattina. French or German, it matters little to you. Maybe it is a chance to modernise your German?

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    1. TP, image getting pricked by one of their stingers.

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  10. I love them! Makes us think about the presence and necessity of insects in the life of the planet.

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    1. Yes Steve, although after our recent floods, we have a mosquito plague, so they are low on the list.

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  11. You could have asked me lol, I knew where to find them.. When Jose worked in Melbourne for about 7 months in 2011, he lived in a fancy apartment provided by the company - Freshwater place - which is just 200mt from the Eureka tower, and I used to fly to Melbourne just about every weekend. It's a beautiful work of art.

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    1. Haha Sami. Ask a visitor about you own city. I remember being quite impressed by Freshwater Place when it was built, nicer than Eureka.

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