Saturday, April 14, 2007

Makeover


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During the Easter holidays many Sydneysiders will take their kids to Luna Park. This amusement park located right at the foot of the Sydney Harbour Bridge is also very popular with tourists. Did any of you take some pictures of the friendly giant at the gate? If so, they are history now. He has undergone a makeover: his blue eyes have turned to green! The top picture is before (taken a month ago), underneath is after (taken last week). Do you like it? I'm not convinced. Is that a proof of my resistance to change?
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Pendant les vacances de Pâques, beaucoup de parents emmèneront leurs enfants au Luna Park. Ce parc d'attractions situé au pied du pont de Sydney est également très apprécié des touristes. Si lors de votre dernière visite vous avez pris des photos du gentil géant de l'entrée, elles appartiennent désormais à l'histoire : le géant a changé de look, ses yeux bleus ont viré au vert ! En haut, avant (photo prise il y a un mois), en bas, après (la semaine dernière). Vous aimez ? Moi pas du tout : est-ce une preuve de ma résistance au changement ?

26 comments:

isabella said...

"Is that a proof of my resistance to change?"
Normally I would answer "yes", since you are French and we all know how you originally felt about the Louvre Pyramid by IM Pei ;-),but in this case I side with you. If he's supposed to be a friendly giant, I vote for blue eyes. The green ones spook me a bit...

Sally said...

Just For Fun!!!

It's always been a pretty scary face I think. Not sure about the makeover. Hmm.

Kate said...

I seem to remember a former post of yours or Sally's about that park, and it looked somewhat menacing to me then, too. What big eyes!!

edwin s said...

green eyes? but why? i agree with sally. now it's scarier than it was prior to the makeover. ooh..

Glenn Standish said...

I agree...they are hideous!!! What an awful change. Mind you, it's good to see the legendary Luna Park open...I thought it was closed for sometime.

Marguerite said...
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Marguerite said...

Horrible ! surtout avec le blanc en vert criard
Et pourtant c'est beau les yeux verts comme ceux de mon mari ou de ma fille
En général les yeux verts sont nuancés de marron
Pourquoi les poupées ont-elles toujours les yeux bleus ?

On avait un parc d'attraction qui a fermé avec des géants ds lesquels on pénétrait Les géants de la famille de Gargantua et le parc était Mirapolis
Je présume que ces géants ont été recyclés
Je ne suis allée qu'une fois ds ce parc avec les enfants Il était à 5 mns de la amison en voiture
On pensait qu'il serait toujours là sans doute...

Ta résistance au changement ? Tu crois que c'est ça qui t'a fait hurler d'horreur, vraiment ?

don said...

nice shot. I didn't kown what to exspect when i clicked on the dailyphotoblog.
I'm shocked to read that you don't know your most upcoming band in Australia the Blue King Brown :).
Enjoy your weekend

susan said...

I think he looks a bit like a monster with his eyes like that. Change is not always good.

Gail's Man said...

What is he jealous of? It's an awful move. Hopefully the owners will see the error of their ways, and return him to a blue eyed beauty.

Norman said...

Perhaps another example of the Tombstone Syndrome, Nathalie? Those who've done much of value often want to feel they've achieved something, even if it's only making a bad change to the status quo. That's how we run Education Departments in NSW --- although there we actually make a blue.

Abraham Lincoln said...

It the statue a male or female? If the latter then changing eye color seems normal as the ladies do that quite often. If it is male then blue seems better suited. I have no idea what this is except what I have read so it might be best with "normal" eyes -- whatever that is.

Mandi said...

I think it's scarier with green eyes!

Nathalie said...

Isabella, you show a profound understanding of the French psyche!
But in this instance I just believe the green eyes are unnecessarily spooky.

And it looks like many of you share my views...

Marguerite, je me souviens tres bien du parc Mirapolis et du grand Gargantua qu'on voyait depuis la route nationale...

alice said...

-Qu'est ce que tu fais comme boulot?
-Je peins les yeux du géant du Luna Park...des fois en bleu, des fois en vert...

Pod said...

oh no!! why ever did they choose green? i no like...however i am also concerned miss nathalie , that you may be suffering from multiple personality disorder.....?
;0p

Kalyan said...

hmmm...scary & funny...nice shots though!

have a nice sunday.

Jing said...

mm...though we asian have the brown eyes.
but i like the colorful eyes...
so impressive giant.

nice Sunday

jing
shanghai daily photo

Zsolt said...

with this green eyes they made him look rather angry:)

Lachezar said...

Luna Parks are soo creepy....

Kala said...

i much prefer the blue eyes one- that green eyes do not work for me

spica said...

Blue eyes were far better. Those green eyes no longer look natural. Seems to me they'll frighten some kids...

Maxime said...

La myxomatose, peut être ? Une forme qui s'attaque aux géants australiens ?

Kerry-Anne said...

Eeeuuw, the blue eyes were MUCH better. I don't like the green at all. I have really fond memories of Luna Park though.

Meg in Nelson said...

The angle on the bottom picture is hilarious!

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