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Friday, July 25, 2014

Street scenes in Warwick's JJJ Festival...

As promised, here are some more photos from our visit to the Jumpers and Jazz in July Festival in Warwick.



We arranged to meet our friends at the Town Hall...

The Warwick Town Hall from the other side of the street...note the palm tree in the foreground dressed in its hula skirt :-)

Warwick State High School band was giving a concert outside the Town Hall

Knitted/crocheted  post covers and crocheted bunting
Up and down the street were trees that had been yarnbombed...


The Ladies Lingerie/Sleepwear shop had decorated the tree in front of the shop, quite cheekily :-) (large photo and bottom right photo in the collage below)


Some more...




This tree was dressed in a jumper of bottle tops...

The next entry was from Knitting Nannas Against Gas...obviously an objection to the practice of 'fracking' to remove natural gas...


 Vandals had damaged this entry...we were told that if it was some local who did the damage, they will be found via CCTV
 Close up of the damage on the left chin...



 This was the charming Red Rooster Entry...those 'chooks' were just so cute!
Most of the shops entered into the fun...



Even the statue of Thomas Joseph Byrnes  12th Premier of Queensland, had been yarnbombed slightly! lol


But wait...there are more yarn bombed trees!!!



One tree was dressed in op shop jumpers...
Above hung lots and lots of odd socks...there was a suggestion that these were socks which had gone missing from washing machines and washing baskets...wink wink!

DH and I only had a day trip to the festival but as you can see, we certainly saw lots of delightful things. (There are a number of excellent craft shops in Warwick as well but I didn't check them out on this visit)
On our way home to Brisbane, we heard on the radio that a traffic problem that had caused morning peak hour chaos near our home was even worse in the late afternoon. So clever DH worked out a way of getting home without going near Alderley and the broken water main. We detoured and went across the river in the Moggill Ferry...


We were one of the last cars on..we had arrived just in time :-)

Glancing upstream...

So then it was a lovely drive through Moggill, Kenmore to Gap Creek Rd and then home. It had been a lovely day.



8 comments:

Noela said...

Wonderful post Maria. Thanks for sharing. Hugs.....

JeanN said...

How clever are you to check out the traffic situation on the way home. Well done Bruce to work out another and probably more enjoyable way home.

Marit Johanne said...

Jumpers and Jazz sounds like a great combination! I wish they did something like this closer to me :)It was so fun to look at your pictures.

Vireya said...

How did they manage to dress up the statue?
Thanks for all the pictures. It looks like a lot of fun and a great day out.

sunshinegirl said...

Those pictures just caught my attention!
Warwick seems to be a really nice place though I've never been there before!
I love those blue skies so much!

sunshinegirl said...

Hi nice to meet you! Thanks for visiting back haha! I love country towns a lot but I've been busy with voluntary work these days (which is absolutely a nice thing to do) and don't have the time for visiting places :( I sure would like to have a look there some time! European old buildings really look fantastic and it's really nice you had a chance to look around!

By the way, I've been looking through your blog and the photos you have taken are seriously awesome! :D Love them so much!

Chookyblue...... said...

very cool..........

Susan said...

I really don need to make a day (or more) of it next year.. thanks Maria