I learnt a few new words this week, one of them being taphophile (one who enjoys cemeteries, graveyards, funerals and the trimmings of death.) Photographing headstones and graves is also included. Julie from Sydney Eye has started a meme for taphophiles called Taphophile Tragics. I don't usually participate in memes but this one sounds like fun. So here goes.
|A dog driving a ute, installed on top of the roadhouse. Note the number plate and windscreen text.|
|A statue of a dog erected in commemoration |
of the world record for a "Dog and a Ute" parade.
Corrigin is a small country town in WA. It has a population of 900 and it is situated in wheat and sheep country. However, the town is known for its love of dogs. It is quite a familiar site in the country to see a dog in the back of a ute. (utility truck as above). In 2003 the locals organised a world record parade of 1,527 utes with a dog.