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    Goats in Melbourne

    Nature & Architecture is a hard forum combination to meet so I will do my best.

    I titled it Where the Hell are We? in response to a series of Australian tourism TV adverts we were forced to watch that asked Where the hell are you?
    Feel free to upset Victorians if you wish but please be gentle on me.

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    Nice work Paul. The goats do give the impression of total bewilderment.

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    This is such a wonderful concept and it is so masterfully executed. I hope you'll continue making the series.

    By the way, if anyone thinks goats couldn't do that, I'm sure at least some goats could once they got used to the environment. There are some goats in a relatively small area of Morocco that climb on the small branches of olive trees to eat the olives. I won't mention why the locals like that (unless someone begs me), but they do.

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    Nice concept that present pretty good opportunities for photographers.

    In Toronto they have had mosaic painted full-sized moose "sculptures" placed all over the downtown area. Tourists find them funny, locals go around the "obstructions" without a second glance.

    I like the Aussie concept a bit better, at least it does is not choking pedestrian filled streets.

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    Glad you all like it. I understand they only appear at feeding time, the next being the morning of 1/4/13 (Aussie date system)

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    Re: Goats in Melbourne

    Living in the Northern Hemisphere I'm not au fait with Australian indiginous species. Do I understand correctly that these are a sub-species of goat called Victorians?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mito View Post
    Living in the Northern Hemisphere I'm not au fait with Australian indiginous species. Do I understand correctly that these are a sub-species of goat called Victorians?
    Mito I have to confess the goats were from Queensland and somehow strayed to Melbourne. Although Victorians may agree that anything from Queensland is indeed a sub-species I could not possibly comment.

    The goats were about 100m away on the other side of a stream and they were a bit worried because a couple of kids had managed to visit us.

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    I want one!!! The one on the bottom picture, with the brown face. He looks like he'd be a good friend. And great at landscaping

    Very nice PP. Could these goats climb the building if they wanted to? I know they can get just about anywhere they think there might be food.

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    Re: Goats in Melbourne

    That's unusual

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    Quote Originally Posted by pnodrog View Post
    Mito I have to confess the goats were from Queensland and somehow strayed to Melbourne. Although Victorians may agree that anything from Queensland is indeed a sub-species I could not possibly comment.
    Cheeky bloody Kiwis..... lets not get started on sheep

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    Quote Originally Posted by dje View Post
    Cheeky bloody Kiwis..... lets not get started on sheep
    Dave I was just trying to promote a healthy and vigorous discussion between Victoria and Queensland. There was never any intention of being involved myself, I just wanted to stand back and watch (sort of an experiment but potentially more like watching a violent sport) and to be fair to me it was someone from Spain that raised the issue I was just trying to provide them with more information.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pnodrog View Post
    Dave I was just trying to promote a healthy and vigorous discussion between Victoria and Queensland. There was never any intention of being involved myself, I just wanted to stand back and watch (sort of an experiment but potentially more like watching a violent sport) and to be fair to me it was someone from Spain that raised the issue I was just trying to provide them with more information.
    I took no offense Paul, all in good fun

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