Glen Iris - Blue Marlin


72 BIG Fish from the 2006 Commonwealth Games | Blue Marlin2006 Commonwealth Games Fish; the Blue Marlin

One of seventy-two large aquatic sea creatures created by MotherWorks for the opening ceremony of the 2006 Commonwealth Games. 

For every country that competed in the Games an aquatic sea creature, native to that country was created and floated across 36 barges down the Yarra River in an amazing sound and light display

After the Commonwealth Games concluded 62 of the sculptures were offered to councils through out Victoria to boost tourism. Many of the sculptures found permanent homes and sadly, since the sculptures weren't designed for the outdoor elements, between the Yarra River and councils placing them outdoors, many sculptures perished.

Another Swimming Pool sculpture. I can't recall if this was one of the pools I told the staff I was there to pick up my kid and walking in, took a quick selfie and walked out. There were a few days there where the road trip was so full on I got pretty cranky and resorted to being quite a jerk.