Funny Australian Signs from Outback Queensland
There can’t be too many places you go on holiday, or for a break, where your destination appears so intent on ensuring you’re left wanting for nothing, as on my recent visit to the Gemfields in central Queensland’s outback.
First port of call – “The Willy Wash”, which comes decked out with south pacific umbrellas so you don’t get hot and bothered when shaking out the dust and putting your rocks through the willoughby.
Then on to the Big Spanner should you need a little readjustment to Get Your Nuts Tightened.
All spruced up – It would be perfect to now head down to the Grave Hill Nudist Colony…
But, slow down… not too fast there!
Wouldn’t want you following this Gemfield Hot Rod…
And in case you had any thoughts of deviating along the way…
But once you’re done digging…
If you haven’t made your fortune, you could always try your hand at some other profession?
But on the other hand…
You may now be able to afford to buy Buckingham Palace.
Which on face value, looking at it front on gives a first impression of it all being hunky dory…
But with a secondary sideways glance…
The Leaning Palace of Buckingham may be more apt?
Be sure you don’t get caught up in the rush hour at the Rubyvale roundabout.
Before you head up to enjoy the sunset atop of Policeman’s Knob.
And the final sign that I was here in the Central Highlands of Queensland was the 25 meter high easel sporting a reproduction of Van Gough’s Sunflowers in the township of Emerald (900km NW of Brisbane, 300km inland from the coast at Rockhampton)
The Emerald Easel is part of the Big Easel Project –
A project initiated by Cameron Cross, which he hopes will eventually see seven such constructions across the world each portraying one of Van Gough’s seven Sunflower paintings.
The first was made by the artist in Altona, Canada in October 1998.
Emerald’s was the second to be constructed in 1999.
The third was completed in 2001 in Goodland, Kansas, USA.
And if this has tickled your fancy – Here’s a link to find out more about how you too can…
What funny Australian signs have you seen on your travels?
Or for that matter, across the world?
Do tell in the comments below