Sunday, June 9, 2013
What is that which in the morning goeth upon four feet; upon two feet in the afternoon; and in the evening upon three?
Recently I went to a town called Orange with a friend from Dubbo. Orange is a country town one third of the way towards Sydney from Dubbo.
As some readers will know, I have been looking for a pair of giant sphinxes for quite a while, and I managed to find them in Orange. I found them at a shop called The Complete Garden.
Annie and Rob, the owners, were extraordinarily helpful. There was actually only one in the shop and the line had been discontinued. So, they did some calling around and found another one up in Queensland, and Rob drove up and collected it and united it with the one they had in their store, and then he drove both of them down to Sydney and dropped them off to the cargo company at the port. They should be on the water to WBP this week!
Above: One of the sphinxes. It is a French Mannerist-style Sphinx.
Below: The eventual position of the pair.
They were very excited about our project, and had sent a photo into the local newspaper along with an explanation that they were supplying the sphinxes to WBP in NZ!
Below: Another Mannerist-styled sphinx
and some more sphinxes...
The answer to the well known riddle of the Sphinx: Man.