Timber Worker in Busselton, Western Australia

@JudyEv (141205)
Bunbury, Australia
May 23, 2016 7:19pm CST
I knew we were going to be away for the weekend just gone and I was making a special effort to get up to date before we left. But then the internet went down just as I was posting a photo so that didn't load. Luckily I was able to load it a little later but then the connection 'died' until sometime after we left. Them's the breaks. We went to Yallingup, a seaside resort, to help a friend celebrate her 70th birthday. On the way home, we called into another seaside town, Busselton, where they are in the process of having five sculptures created to commemorate various aspects of the town's history. I particularly liked this one which shows a worker using a broadaxe. The south-west of Western Australia is renowned for its timber and in the past, forestry played a huge part in the lives of the settlers who lived in this area. I hope you like it too. Just for the the record, I took this photo, and not Vince!
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15 responses
• United States
24 May 16
Impressive sculpture. You did a fine job with the picture!
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@JudyEv (141205)
• Bunbury, Australia
24 May 16
Thanks. I take a bit more care now and try to get better photos.
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• United States
24 May 16
@JudyEv it shows! I have to learn to slow it down and look for the best shot.
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@JudyEv (141205)
• Bunbury, Australia
25 May 16
@ElusiveButterfly Poor Vince tries very hard not to take over and give me advice so I try very hard to 'do it right' which means 'his way'.
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• Philippines
24 May 16
nice statue there, i wonder if there are people that still cut down trees.
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@JudyEv (141205)
• Bunbury, Australia
24 May 16
There is still a lot of tree-logging here but they don't use hand tools any more.
@TRBRocks420 (85738)
• Banks, Oregon
24 May 16
Very cool photo and, happy birthday to your friend.
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@JudyEv (141205)
• Bunbury, Australia
24 May 16
Thanks. It was a very relaxed get-together with friends.
@MGjhaud (20861)
• Philippines
24 May 16
nice shot.
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@JudyEv (141205)
• Bunbury, Australia
24 May 16
Thanks. I'm glad you like it.
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• Eugene, Oregon
24 May 16
Very nice photo! Oregon was a timber-based economy too years ago, but Oregonians did not want every tree reduced to lumber, so we put a stop to such a wasteland, aided by the Spotted Owl, which became endangered by destruction of habitat.
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@JudyEv (141205)
• Bunbury, Australia
24 May 16
We have stopped a lot of the logging now. We also plant forests for wood-chip. But there is still a lot of controversy about logging.
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@Jessicalynnt (47879)
• Centralia, Missouri
24 May 16
I love statues like this!
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@JudyEv (141205)
• Bunbury, Australia
24 May 16
I do too. I like such things to look 'real' - not so keen on stylised stuff.
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@jaboUK (55157)
• United Kingdom
24 May 16
That sculpture is really lifelike, it's great.There's room for more than one photographer in the family
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@JudyEv (141205)
• Bunbury, Australia
24 May 16
There will be six eventually. It wasn't worth a slideshow but I might do another post with another photo as they are worth sharing. I pay a bit more attention to my photos now! Which is a good thing. :)
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@LoriAMoore (4668)
• United States
24 May 16
I learn so much through your travels.
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@JudyEv (141205)
• Bunbury, Australia
24 May 16
That's nice. I'm glad you're not bored with it all.
@Ronrybs (8092)
• London, England
24 May 16
Nice picture, hope there are still a forest there
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@JudyEv (141205)
• Bunbury, Australia
25 May 16
The last remaining tuart forest is very close to Busselton. They did a controlled study years ago grazing sheep and cattle in the forest and reckoned no damage was done but the animals actually prevented any new little tuarts from growing. Now there is just this one area left.
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@Ronrybs (8092)
• London, England
26 May 16
@JudyEv Sounds like one of those studies where the result is known before the research is started! Seems to happen a lot
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@JudyEv (141205)
• Bunbury, Australia
27 May 16
@Ronrybs A bit of commonsense from time to time wouldn't go astray.
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@teamfreak16 (42460)
• Denver, Colorado
24 May 16
I like statues and sculptures pertaining to local history. In Downtown Colorado Springs there is a cool statue of General William Jackson Palmer, founder of the city. It couldn't be in a worse spot, right in the middle of a busy intersection, but it's a neat statue.
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@JudyEv (141205)
• Bunbury, Australia
25 May 16
They don't always choose the best spot do they?
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@Inlemay (17164)
• South Africa
24 May 16
Ithink I need to give my little town a drive through and see all its history - there is, we just forget to look
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@JudyEv (141205)
• Bunbury, Australia
24 May 16
We see a lot more when we take visitors around the area.
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@josiechou (122)
• China
24 May 16
good picture ,it's for life
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@JudyEv (141205)
• Bunbury, Australia
24 May 16
I like taking photos whenever we travel away.
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@acelawrites (12719)
• Philippines
24 May 16
What a nice shot! The sculpture is so beautiful too; future generations can see the past through it.
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@JudyEv (141205)
• Bunbury, Australia
24 May 16
The sculptor is very talented. It is a lovely statue.
@Lucky15 (33669)
• Philippines
24 May 16
It says.about working hard. And nice photo ;)
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@JudyEv (141205)
• Bunbury, Australia
24 May 16
It was very hard work for the men. Glad you like the photo.
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@jstory07 (72280)
• Roseburg, Oregon
24 May 16
I like the picture that you took.
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@JudyEv (141205)
• Bunbury, Australia
24 May 16
Thanks. Only a couple of the six are in place yet.