Seymour - Basking Shark

72 BIG Fish from the 2006 Commonwealth Games | Basking Shark

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.

From memory you can snap a photo of the Basking Shark through the schools cyclone fencing but the angle only allowed for a face on view.  I wasn't happy with my photo so I walked right around the school till I found access and walked through the school grounds until I found the building he was pinned too. I was lucky to do this nearing the end of the school day so I looked like a stray parent. 

The Basking Shark is located at the 
Seymore college (Anglesey St) and unless your inside the yard you won't get the greatest photo. You also wont get admittance during covid, regardless if you sneak in like I did. I've tried with murals. ;) 

The Basking Shark is native to the Isle of Man

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