A Semi -Regular Photo Blog about Life in Northern New South Wales, Australia.
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Theme Day: Animals
There is no bigger and more iconic animal in Northern New South Wales than Ballina's Big Prawn. It is adored and despised in equal measures. With the opening of the Ballina highway by-pass in December the Big Prawn is no-longer on the Pacific Highway.
It has certainly seen better days and is currently closed, however, a large hardware chain has bought the site and are committed to restoring this gargantuan crustacean. I do hope they restore the beams of light which once radiated from the bulbous eyes.
Here is a shot from the 1980's in it's heyday. The Big Prawn is the latest entrant into my Northern NSW Hall of Fame & Shame. Click on the label to view the others.