Sunday, June 24, 2018

Standing Tall #23

This giraffe was located at Doris Lusk Park, an appropriate site given that it heavily featured harakeke, the flax bushes which grow heavily in Christchurch's swamplands. Thus its name: Harakeke. Depicted is some of the wildlife that lives amidst the plant, as well as its distinctive red flowers growing up the giraffe's neck.
Painted in oil by Justine Ottey, a local artist, it was the first giraffe we visited on this particular outing, and so set the high benchmark for the rest of the day.

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