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Old Pine Tree Sculptures, Boronia

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by Naomi Parry (subscribe)
An avid
Published May 22nd 2015
Something beautiful in something old
There are a number of parks and gardens around the south-eastern suburbs where you can take the younger kids during their school holidays. There are also small playgrounds with slides and swings as well, as those parks with small areas of Australian bushland. They are all great for taking the kids for a picnic lunch and giving them the space to run around in the fresh air and to have fun.

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Circles 'n Things

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Sculpture 3

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Where's the castle entrance?

I found an interesting item in Boronia however which could entertain the kids, and all for free. If you've a half to one hour to spare, then take the opportunity as I did.

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Scrolls 'n Things

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Jiggly Jigsaw 2

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Bow of a ship?

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Double photo 1

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Double photo 2

Driving along Dorset Road from Burwood Highway and before arriving at the Boronia Road intersection, I turned left into Park Crescent intending to use the back route to go into the Boronia Library.

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Sculpture 1

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Sculpture 2

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Bird about to take off?

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Beautiful Bird

However, I was waylaid and fascinated to see the old pine trees that used to grace Park Crescent had been cut down. The council however had obviously taken the opportunity to have the bases of the old pine trees formed into many faceted sculptures.

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Is that a dolphin?

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Bottlebrush and Dragonfly

If you're looking for something out of the ordinary for your smaller kids to see and do, why not equip them with a clipboard and pencil (biro) each and see how many different things they can find on each of the large tree sculptures. I lost count myself but I'm sure the kids would find many more than I was able to find during my walk around Park Crescent.

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Overseeing Eagle

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ABC and Wise Old Man Owl

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Why? Good fun for you and your kids in the fresh air
When: Anytime
Where: Park Crescent, Boronia
Cost: Free
Your Comment
The castle sculpture looks fantastic.
by Bryony Harrison (score: 4|12594) 1900 days ago
Absolutely amazing! Wish we saw more of this sort of thing. Quite enchanting
by Rota (score: 2|717) 1901 days ago
Thanks, we will certainly go and have a look. Very clever use of tree trunks, rather than bare nature strips.
by mathl (score: 0|6) 1899 days ago
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