The tree or the bench?

2637 sunset tree OKWhy did you put the bench behind this tree obscuring the view of the sunset from Anzac Hill, tirelessly – and justifiably – touted by our tourism promoters?


That’s the question Trevor Shiell, who took this photo, is putting to the Town Council.


Don’t cut down yet another tree, he suggests. Shift the bench, and perhaps put a picnic table in front of the trees.




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5 Comments (starting with the most recent)

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  1. Trevor Shiell
    Posted May 24, 2019 at 3:03 pm

    Garth Drake: I go up to visitors and ask for their impressions of the place. People from Central Australian tourism should do the same.
    They might get some off the cuff surprises. The most impressive thing there is the geology, but no attempt to explain how it all came about or how Larapinta Drive got its name.
    A couple of picnic tables and a bench seat or two would be nice.

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  2. Liberal
    Posted May 23, 2019 at 7:50 pm

    Watch out, she will call it sacred!

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  3. Garth Drake
    Posted May 23, 2019 at 10:34 am

    Bob Taylor: I agree. Not too hard to stand up and move left or right a couple of metres to view the sunset where-as the shade is very nice to sit in.
    Best of both worlds right there without being too lazy to move a little to get THAT photo.

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  4. Colin Saunders
    Posted May 23, 2019 at 5:31 am

    It was placed there one morning by a public servant.

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  5. Bob Taylor
    Posted May 22, 2019 at 12:39 pm

    Keep both; they obviously offer some lovely shade and respite after a tiring day out and about in fierce Centralian sun.

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