I love finding aspects to this city that stand out as being different and interesting - so my story for the day is lampposts.
How many of us bother to look up and notice what they are like, what shape they are in and what light they diffuse? I suspect very few and it is not really surprising there is not often much to them until you come across some like these, dotted along Adelaide St.
Fred Whitehouse - an artist and sculptor was commissioned to make these in 1996 and he must have had a love of nocturnal animals - so we have a flying fox, a frog, a lizard and a possum and I believe there is a snake as well but I haven't spotted it yet. They are delicate and life size bronzes which look out at the world below through the light of the lamppost- it is time for my dinner thinks the flying fox, or mine says the possum ? Shall I slither down the lamppost ,says the snake, to meet my friend the lizard, or to gobble up the frog!