Statues are all different by maggiemae

Statues are all different

Today… it was “Arts on Bikes” Part of an art festival for the past 3 weeks. The Bike Trail (very similar to ‘trial”) was not far from my home. I got on Ruby (commonly known as the Worlds Fastest Indian) on electric bikes and powered up this trail. I observed a motorcyclist at the intersection had come off and was in difficulty. Not wanting to photograph this I was aware that an ambulance was screaming up to this point! Hoping that John didn’t think it was for me!

The Art on Bikes went through the Oamaru Gardens and this was a new Oamaru stone statue! I really have to stop here and find out the story!
Three good things:
1. Of course, it wasn’t for me - I am always SO careful!
2. The drizzly rain came in but I had a quick way home to where the fire kept our home so warm!
3. Watched Bathurst on TV - “The Bathurst 1000 is a 1,000-kilometre touring car race held annually on the Mount Panorama Circuit in Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia” Almost as exciting as our adventure down a mountain track in a 7.5 RV!
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Beautiful statue. Hope you can find out the story.
October 8th, 2017  
Are there carvings all the way round? Lovely to see the gardens so well kept and so green. It sounds like an eventful ride.
October 8th, 2017  
@flowerfairyann It appears so, Ann - I had just had a moment with my bike and had turned the accelerator on with a consequence of the bike turning a somersault and shot past in an embarrassment!
October 8th, 2017  
Interesting looking structure. Would be nice to know the story behind it. I hope that the motorcyclist wasn't seriously injured.
October 8th, 2017  
@salza He got up from lying in the road and limped to the side so probably only bruising.
October 8th, 2017  
Sounds like an interesting, fun event, apart from the accident!
October 8th, 2017  
It would have been if it hadn't started to rain and was so cold! @nickspicsnz
October 8th, 2017  
Oamarua stone, this is an interesting centrepiece. I think it looks like a guy moving the stone on his shoulder perhaps. I can just see you whizzing along here! Our neighbour was out oh her electric bike this afternoon. It's her life saver as she is not allowed to drive right now because of illness. Beautiful spring blossom!
October 8th, 2017  
@happypat Yes that was a beautiful huge blossom tree but I had to crop in to see the statue bit clearer! The face is very clear but it may be a family.
October 8th, 2017  
Sounds fun...on your fastest indian....
October 8th, 2017  
@brennieb I had an Indian jacket on too - given to me by Indian!
October 8th, 2017  
Great capture and never a dull moment for you :)
October 8th, 2017  
@maggiemae great style my girl!
October 8th, 2017  
Interesting account. Poor motorcyclist.
October 8th, 2017  
What a beautiful pov and capture , the stone is so different in shape and I suppose that is what you meant by the title -- yet I had a silly moment and thought you meant the traffic cone by its side and the two so different to one another !! lol !!
October 9th, 2017  
nice colour, composition, and lighting;
October 9th, 2017  
An interesting statue and beautiful color and composition to your photo.

So glad you and Ruby did not get into any problems.
October 9th, 2017  
An intriguing statue and story behind it, I'm sure.
October 9th, 2017  
Lovely setting for that interesting sculpture. Fav
October 9th, 2017  
@tonydebont The Public Gardens are just a picture at the moment and they keep the lawns green and edged so well!
October 9th, 2017  
@grammyn Just about did, though,Katy - whatI said to @flowerfairyann above! I had gloves on and couldn't tell the difference between the bike handle and the accelerator beside!
October 9th, 2017  
A beautiful trail to follow. Great shot and pov. Sorry for the cyclist.
October 9th, 2017  
amazing greens!
October 9th, 2017  
A lovely spot. I must say if you can drive an Indian, you can certainly drive an RV. Smile!
October 9th, 2017  
Awesome shot
October 9th, 2017  
Nice statue!
October 9th, 2017  
Very interesting, it’s certainly looks different !!
October 9th, 2017  
Such vivid colours! lovely shot. :)
October 9th, 2017  
fantastic shot with those beautiful vivid colours. too bad about the orange cone.
October 11th, 2017  
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