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    Default Tour of the silo art trail.

    Have any nsw/ Victoria folk ever done a run of some French cars along the silo art trail in Victoria? Would make for some great photo opportunities... We should all arrange something?

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    Quote Originally Posted by michaelhall85 View Post
    Have any nsw/ Victoria folk ever done a run of some French cars along the silo art trail in Victoria? Would make for some great photo opportunities... We should all arrange something?
    For us non locals where exactly is that? Sorry for my ignorance
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    There is silo art all over Australia but northern Victoria has a collection if about 10 I do believe. I have never done it so I can't tell you the finer details but they do have a website I believe

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    We have checked out Brim (wheat growing Wimmera) and Rochester (south of Echuca) and there are many more, including SE South Australia.
    Very impressive!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Kim Luck View Post
    Thanks Kim, looks like a worth while drive, would have to take the camera as well.
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    Large scale graffiti.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seasink View Post
    Large scale graffiti.
    Yes, but its tastefully done and does not look out of place.
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    Itís been a big hit with international tourists and obviously for the struggling small towns.


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    Just found on another forum, international, picture-heavy;
    http://justacarguy.blogspot.com/2019...melbourne.html
    Large scale, not out of place, more than graffiti and very much to my taste.
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    Quote Originally Posted by seasink View Post
    Large scale graffiti.
    Or art, depending on what your sensory abilities are able to appreciate. Any of those silos would have Darryl Kerrigan exclaiming: "Now that, is Art"!
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    I think Darryl was the one it was intended for.

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    .....or a recognition of local characters.


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    Why do so many country shopkeepers think something big and crass will bring in tourist cash?

    Does anyone remember the pseudo Ayers Rock?

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    Crass?!
    Itís an art trail.
    They are spectacular and much loved........including the bus loads of Chinese tourists.


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    Quote Originally Posted by seasink View Post
    Why do so many country shopkeepers think something big and crass will bring in tourist cash?

    Does anyone remember the pseudo Ayers Rock?
    I'm thinking someone needs a life and new set of spectacles......
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    Travel along the Nullarbor sometime and you will enjoy the silo art at one place whose name I have forgotten. Australia has some very long boring drives. I reckon the aborigines did a great job putting Uluru in the centre of Australia. It gives you a good reason to travel long distances where few EVs dare to go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seasink View Post
    Why do so many country shopkeepers think something big and crass will bring in tourist cash?

    Does anyone remember the pseudo Ayers Rock?
    The Ayes Rock replica is no longer big and crass, having burnt down spectacularly last year.
    I think the Leyland Brothers were better at producing motoring documentaries, than theme parks. Wrong location, wrong time (paying 27% interest)
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    Brim silos -




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    Quote Originally Posted by Nagaman View Post
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    OK, but does it have any substance or is it full of chaff?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JBN View Post
    OK, but does it have any substance or is it full of chaff?

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    I imagine the subjects were substantial.


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    I am amazed how the artist can keep the perspective hanging from the silo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JBN View Post
    I am amazed how the artist can keep the perspective hanging from the silo.

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    No, itís an enormous Ďcanvasí.
    Rochesterís in colour.


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    Takes me back to our childhood travelling the Mallee and Wimmera where to kill the boredom we had our variation of I spy and that was who was the first to spot windmills and silos, did the same with our kids too.


    Far better than travelling endless miles (kilometres) with just the occasional trick of sunlight reflecting on different coloured glass from broken bottles discarded over the years, so many in some places that we occasionally stopped the car and explored the acres of glass covered roadside.


    But then at different seasons when the small wildflowers bloom, there is lots to see and explore, and every small town seems to have a grain elevator silo and those paintings instill much pride and quite patriotic as small towns are in the Mallee and Wimmera and if tourists stop for a break in the town that gives some return back to them. Great idea.


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    These days everyone is glued to their screens, regardless what the scenery is like. Just hope the driver is looking out of the windows.

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