The answer.


Yesterday we were in Williamstown.

And on the peer we saw a famous boat of Sea Shepherds. Impressive. Frankly saying, I’ve always loved this organisation. There is a lot of self dedication and romantism in every story they bring from a sea, and it is such a great task they are working on – saving marine wildlife (some of it) in the world’s oceans from a slaughter in order to conserve and protect ecosystems and species.

But for some reason now I associate Sea Shepherds with another story. I remember a couple of years ago huge laud campaign which was in every possible news paper. Japanese fishing boat attacked Sea Shepherd’s black boat mistaken it for a whale. Boat was damaged, whale saved, Sea Shepherds happy and international case was open.  And on the next morning I’ve overheard following conversation:

– How could some people kill whales? -asked one young man.

– They eat them, -answered another shortly.

– You can’t eat whales! It is great that at least someone is there to protect them. They are beautiful and under protection and it’s like eating dolphins, even worse!!!

–  (slowly with dignity) I don’t understand why is it such a big noise you are making about those whales? – asked an old lady, pronouncing every word with a thick French accent. And passionate young man tried to explain her that fishing boats from Japan not just committed a crime, but have no human feelings for beautiful animals, they are harvesting whales for food and it’s disgusting.

– Well, I understood that, but why in this case you don’t “scream” about thousands of cows killed by us every day?

Silence. She walks away.

Well, even tree years later I’m, myself still searching the answer on this question.




Aussie answer to Andy Warhol!

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We are still in the country.

In Cowwarr, Gippsland we found an Australian twist on Warhol’s famous Campbell’s soup. Here, in the small town, cows are sponsored by a bank, they have a prime position on the lawn and they even have their own team of artists. Everything else disappears behind these holy animals, which look so much like wingless bees with a tail.

Here, life is slow and days are busy, but people still find time for art and for “…watching the world go by while you are enjoying a coffee,” according to their online tourism ad. And probably, after a cup or two of this amazing drink, they decided not only to embrace the cows, but also to make their town famous.

Go Cowwarr, go! We can finally be proud of our answer to Andy’s Warhol soup! Our soup is much better and certainly more “beefier”😉

И где- то в далекой Виктории банки спонсируют коров и местное искусство.

Наверное, в маленьком городке, где все друг другу семья, и время протекает медленно, не смотря на очень интенсивные рабочие будни, люди решили прикоснуться к чему- то великому и приобщить свои натруженные руки к бессмертному и высокому искусству. И вот, в городе со звучным коровьим названием затрудились артисты всех категорий: механики, сварщики, красильщики, ландшафтные дизайнеры.

Как продукт их труда по всему городу на меня смотрели желтые и красные, синние и розовые коровы, напоминающие скорее бескрылых хвостатых пчел. “Что ж, искусство может быть разным, “- говорю я себе, любуясь. Главное, что и в деревенской Австралии есть наш ответ Энди Вахолу на его такой знаменитый суп. Как говорится, наш суп помясистее вашего будет!