I suppose every town has fire hydrants, usually paint red, one on every block. Our town decided to dress them up and hired an artist to paint caricatures of the colourful characters of our past history as a gold mining boom town. I believe there are 32 altogether and this is a sampling of them.
Just lovely the silos and the little people. what I love are the wood carvings of local pioneers in our area we have about 5 of them in our shopping strip. Lakes entrance has a lot of them where the old cypress trees were cut down and as is it a fishing port they are all of a maritime theme. These are all in Victoria timetrvlr
Those tree stump sculptures in Lakes Entrance are great Bannie, especially the WWI ones.
An avenue of Monterey Cypress trees was planted in 1924 along the Esplanade to commemorate the 26 local men who lost their lives during World War I. After the aging trees had to be removed for safety reasons in the 1990s, chainsaw artist John Brady transformed six of the stumps into memorials showing moments and stories from the World War One period that commemorate those who died or were injured: a World War One soldier, a wounded soldier with a donkey, a World War One nurse, Simpson helping two wounded soldiers and a family waiting for their father.
The silo paintings are fantastic! I’m glad someone thought of that, it’s beautiful! The soldier memorial sculptures are great too, so much better than a simple commemorative plaque. I see Jen posted some good chain saw art sculptures too. That’s a fairly common art form here but then our local economy is based on forestry so it’s to be expected.