More Brawn than Prawn

shrimp“The Big Things of Australia” are a loosely related set of large structures or sculptures. There are estimated to be over 150 such objects around the country.  Most of these “Big Things” began as tourist traps found along major roads between destinations.

However, over the years, the “Big Things” have become something of a cult phenomenon, and are sometimes used as an excuse for a road trip, where many or all of the “Big Things” are visited and used as a backdrop to a group photograph. Many of the big things are considered works of folk art and have been heritage-listed.

Here’s a culinary example: “The Big Prawn,” of Ballina, in Queensland. It was first established in 1989 and sat upon local shop roofing. Sadly, now the building has been demolished.  However, the new owners of the site, have stated that it is their desire to retain and revamp “The Prawn” as part of its new redevelopment and that takes more brawn than prawn!

For other “Big Things” items see my “Dog on the Tuckerbox” post.

I also find the very questionable art and in my three categories of “Questionable Art” (The Good, The Bad and The Ugly), I nominate it to be – “The Bad“.

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