Urban Safari

I went big game hunting in Sydney today, and bagged five rhinos just in my lunch hour! These Wild! Rhino figures have popped up in the city, dozens of them, as part of Taronga Zoo‘s drive to heighten awareness of the species’ precarious future.

A duo of rhinoceroses (rhinoceri?) checking out the shops on Pitt St.

A duo of rhinoceroses (rhinoceri?) checking out the shops on Pitt St.

A rhino lurking behind the shrubbery in Hyde Park.

A rhino lurking behind the shrubbery in Hyde Park.

This one's eyes were so realistic it seemed as if it watched me walk past.

This one’s eyes were so realistic it seemed as if it watched me walk past.

Seriously funky designer rhino.

Seriously funky designer rhino.

Up a bit ... left a bit ... there, now scratch!

Up a bit … left a bit … there, now scratch!

I'd love to see this selfie.

I’d love to see this selfie.

Who knew that rhinos liked sushi?

Who knew that rhinos liked sushi?

The cunning zebra disguise fooled no one.

The cunning zebra disguise fooled no one.

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A Word a Week Challenge: Arch

This week the dictionary fell on the word Arch. I would like to offer a selection of arches from around the world.

Sicily: A single stone arch against a flawless sky.

Sicily: A single stone arch against a flawless sky.

Jaipur: the Amber Fort.

Jaipur: the Amber Fort.

Rome: St Peter's.

Rome: St Peter’s.

London: St Pancras train station.

London: St Pancras train station.

Agra: the Red Fort.

Agra: the Red Fort.

La Paz: Museo Nacional de Arte.

La Paz: Museo Nacional de Arte.

Budapest: Fishermen's Bastion.

Budapest: Fishermen’s Bastion.

And finally, some arches at home. Sydney: the old General Post Office.

And finally, some arches at home. Sydney: the old General Post Office.

A Word a Week Challenge – Bisect

Bisect: to split something into two parts.

Take part in this week’s challenge here.

Palm trees and beach huts (Goa).

Palm trees and beach huts (Goa, India).

A gum tree bisected (Murray River, Australia).

A gum tree bisected (Murray River, Australia).

The pool is bisected by a line of fountains (Taj Mahal, India).

The pool is bisected by a line of fountains
(Taj Mahal, India).

A path bisects a field (near Guildford, England).

A path bisects a field (near Guildford, England).

"Dark blue sea and light blue sky were split by a knife edge of horizon, with not a wisp of cloud to mar that straight  symmetry." (Ship to Shore)

“Dark blue sea and light blue sky were split by a knife edge of horizon, with not a wisp of cloud to mar that straight symmetry.” (Ship to Shore)

A Word A Week Challenge – Roof

Do you know the “A Word a Week Challenge”? It’s a great opportunity for photographers to share their shots on a common theme. This week’s word is: Roof. Here are my entries.

The Forbidden City, Beijing, China.

A roofline in the Forbidden City, Beijing, China.

San Francisco roofs at sunrise.

San Francisco roofs at sunrise.

Rooftops in Vejer, Spain.

Rooftops in Vejer, Spain.

Gargoyles on a roof in Toronto.

Gargoyles on a roof in Toronto.

Rooftops in Nice, France.

Rooftops in Nice, France.