My Australia Day – Perth (With The Eliza Statue, Of Course)

Two things you need to do in order to emulate Australians when celebrating the 26th January.

First – take a commemorative statue that’s entirely unrelated to the day and make it patriotic:

Eliza on Australia Day

This is Eliza, on the Crawley foreshore, near the University of Western Australia. She’s starred in regular fashion parades ever since she was established back in 2007. Here’s a video from last year’s TedXPerth by Andra Kins on public art that features her:

Last time I saw her, she was wearing a fetching orange and pink bikini number – today she’s flying the colours:
plaque for Eliza PerthSecondly, you can always go down to the beach and float about on a thong:

floating on thongs at Cottesloe beach

 

…not that kind of a thong. For USA readers, think “inflatable flip-flop shoe-shaped flotation device”.

Other than that? I’m hiding from the heat and seeing if there’s some Australian-themed film I might be able to catch in the cinemas. I’m thinking “The Impossible”.

Catch the 365 Days of Philosophy website for today – links to the Australian philosopher Peter Singer!

 

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