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Thursday, December 22, 2011

Thong Tree

A Community Thong (Flip Flops to our North Hemisphere friends) Tree is an ingenuous Australian invention. Loose a thong and then head to nearest tree to find a matching replacement. The tree also doubles as a gorgeous piece of interactive Public Art!
This beauty is located in the quiet riverside hamlet of Chatsworth Island.

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16 comments:

  1. What an amazing, colourful idea! It would have to be called practical art! A wordless sign in some ways too!

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  2. Ha! Fun! We have trees here decorated with running shoes. :)

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  3. In Canada we also call them flip flops. You captured a scenic view in your photo. There's tree shoes here. They don't serve the same purpose as yours. My tree is posted here.

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  4. This is too funny! (though I think I see a couple of matched pairs already!)

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  5. Love it! And what a good idea!

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  6. What a great thong tree. Not that I've ever seen another to compare. ;)

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  7. haven't seen a thong tree before but you've reminded me that I have shots of a thong fence that I don't think I've used.

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  8. Ha! Great catch, Mark.
    Now what I really need is odd sock tree, please direct me to the nearest one.

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  9. I am glad it is the Australian thong and not that other 'thong'. For some god-forsaken reason, I immediately was put to mind of the lock bridges over the Seine.

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  10. I saw a tree like this beside the Murray River at Echuka a couple of years ago.

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  11. Looks excellent as a piece of live art Mark, but there's no way I'm putting my foot into someone else's thong haha!

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  12. I've never heard of a tree like this before, I think it's fantastic - and makes a wonderful photo!!!

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  13. Very amusing, Mark! I've never seen a "Thong Tree" before your posting!
    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and yours

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  14. This is just tooooo cool. I would love to have a SOCK tree here at the house for all the missing ones we have. Maybe that way we would be able to find them. This is a new one for me, but I like it. Happy holidays. genie

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  15. Well spoken! My boyfriend mick and I just joined this thong community! After we added our thongs to the tree i googled thong tree and found your blog! Lucky u to be in Brissy! We are heading back to Sydney! Take care Kristy

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