On my recent trip to Melbourne there was a promotion to celebrate the sesquicentenary of Melbourne Zoo. 50 fibreglass models of elephant calf Mali have been placed in multiple locations in the inner city and CBD. Called Mali in the City, it has it's own iphone app to help you locate the Malis, and chart your progress. It was like a modern day treasure hunt. I didn't want or expect to find all 50 Malis when I started, but once I got to 25 I knew that I would do it. And I did. It's been a very successful promotion I think, at every Mali I found there were people there enjoying Mali, taking photos, plotting their progress on their iphone.
Here are some shots that help to show off Melbourne, and her panoramas. Not all 50 you'll be pleased to know.
Mali is appropriate for this week as yesterday, Sept 7 was National Threatened Species Day. Held on Sept 7 each year to commemorate the death of the last Tasmanian Tiger in Hobart Zoo in 1936.
|2 Malis at St Paul's Cathedral
|Saggy, baggy elephant at the visitors centre
very cool knitted covering, it wasn't wet and stinky
despite being out in the elements
|Writers Festival flags fluttering
|Federation Square- the location for the Writers Festival
|Melbourne City from the south side of the Yarra
|The Pollock-esque Mali on the left didn't impress me
til I learnt that Mali painted it herself!
|One of my favourites- inside the Intercontinental
showcasing the threatened Helmeted Honeyeater
|Melbourne CBD from parkland at the Yarra
|Here today.....Melbourne Zoo
Saturday Snapshot, is a wonderful weekly meme from at home with books