Monday, September 3, 2012

Mali's in Town

Is everyone else loving the 50 Malis chillin' around Melbourne? This one is my favourite, dressed as Dame Edna Everage:


I love that I live in a city that a) celebrates a zoo's birthday and b) does so by painting a replica of one of its residents, a gorgeous baby Asian elephant, in the guise of a cross-dressing 78-year-old man who also happens to be a national icon.

There are 49 others scattered across town; some, like Edna, show off iconic Melbourne motifs and some are painted by prominent Melburnians. I hear Mirka Mora's put her stamp to one. Looking forward to finding that one - the woman is a legend!

Happy Birthday, Melbourne Zoo. Here's to another 150 years of fantastic work for animals, and educating and entertaining visitors.

2 comments:

  1. Yes! Totally agree with you. Being able to go on an elephant hunt with my twin boys on their birthday was a delight. Can't wait to go find all of them at the zoo. Did you see the one that Mali painted herself? Not too far from this one.

    Linda (from MM)

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  2. Yes, I did see it! That Mali is one talented elephant.

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