Arts of PNG @ Parliament House

Parlt Protective Mask at Orchid Show

Two weekends ago, Parliament House here in Port Moresby played host to the 2013 Orchid Show — I want to say Orchid Spectacular but that may be how I felt about it, rather than its real name. As usual, I went wild, and sitting now in my camera are many photos of many more types of orchids than you, perhaps, imagined existed. The photo above is the only one with orchids for this post, because … well, a) I have to break them up so the entries are less imposing and b) I haven’t sorted all the orchid shots yet. So what you get here are a few more shots of Parliament House than I have been able to show you before. It’s virtually next door to where I’m living – where I sit as I type these words – but so far I’ve only shown you a few aerial shots of it (https://somuchworldsolittletime.wordpress.com/2013/02/24/beauty-big-and-small/, for example), or a far-away shot in last year’s independence-day entry, which also included the (so far) only views of the ever-popular funny-looking cassowary. (Here, if you’d like to see it again: https://somuchworldsolittletime.wordpress.com/2012/09/16/png-37-years-of-independence/ — and BTW: I have confirmed that the cassowary egg which formed part of a peace accord in the highland some months ago would have been for consumption, not for any other purpose.) Also for the record, I promise to do my very best, before my time here winds down, to get back to the national botanic gardens and try for more shots of cassowaries, birds of paradise, tree kangaroos, and other unique fauna you will not find elsewhere. For now: enjoy the arts of PNG as displayed at this proud national symbol on a festive weekend.

Parliament House & Trees Parliament House & Sculpture Sculpture & Parliament House Tall Sculpture Close-Up Parlt House Entrance Parlmnt House Closeup Mask on Parlt Entrance Masks on Prtlt Entrance Mask on Parlmnt Entrance Parlt House - Big Flag

6 responses

  1. Stephen Brockmann

    Hi Paul, very cool art and cool orchids! And I can see why you like that building!

    November 2, 2013 at 17:52

  2. Diane Rachiele

    Just missed Hallowe’en! Some of those masks are gruesome!

    November 5, 2013 at 03:50

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  5. Stephen Brockmann

    Hey Paul, now that some crazy politician has destroyed some of this art, I have to say that you’ve really done a service to humanity by preserving it for posterity, at least in your photographs. Terrible that someone paid by the people of PNG decided to use his power to help destroy their patrimony!

    March 2, 2014 at 06:13

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