Down at the bottom of Courtenay Place, opposite the Embassy Theatre, there’s a rather awesome statue of a steam-punk style tripod with a movie camera on it. The tripod statue was created by Weta Workshop as a tribute to the film industry in Wellington. It’s pretty awesome, I reckon – even if it is a bit creepy with the little red light that peers down at you from the lens of the camera. *shiver*
And just to make it even more awesome, last week some Yarn Bombers made it legwarmers! Lovely striped ones, with stars and pom-poms. Because even statues of steam-punk tripods get cold in winter in Wellington.
As you can see, the statue is pretty big. That’s my lovely mother standing under one of the legs – she was up from Dunedin visiting me for the weekend.
Yarn bombing makes me smile lots. Big ups to the wonderful people that did this one. 🙂