The Big Picture
3 journalers for this copy...
"Pulls off that most difficult feat of being hilariously funny and frightening at the same time."
The picture is of a white cheeked rosella feeding outside my window. Just thought I'd chuck it in as an example of a little picture.
Journal Entry 2
National Gallery of Australia in Canberra, Australian Capital Territory Australia on Sunday, October 10, 2004
Released 14 yrs ago (10/10/2004 UTC) at National Gallery of Australia in Canberra, Australian Capital Territory Australia
WILD RELEASE NOTES:
Taking the wife to the national gallery and I thought, just off-hand, that this might be a good title to release there.
Actually I didn't get to the gallery last Monday, and it was today, over a week later before we got there. Hope Canberra's Bookcrossers weren't scouring the halls.
I cleverly evaded the security guards, propped up the book in front of Blue Poles - the archetypical big picture - took the picture and made my getaway. Unfortunately I was tapped on the shoulder a few seconds later and handed the all too briefly free book.
Never mind. I found an area of freebie magazines and leaflets near the bookshop and left it there. Probably last longer, anyway, as these sorts of places are swept clean at the drop of a hat or a KitKat wrapper in front of a picture of McCubbin's 'On the Wallaby Track'.
Obviously these places are only for establishment-approved artistic impulses. And the free and easy Australian spirit dies a sanitised death.
I caught this title in the National Gallery one weekend recently. My Dad was visiting and I took him to the Gallery. I found the book while my Dad was in the bathroom and I was wandering around near the Gallery shop. The book was near the gift shop area, and for some reason my attention was drawn to this book lying on a bench near the telephones. At first I thought someone hadn't replaced a book they had been browsing from the gift shop. But then, even before I picked it up, I thought, "I wonder...?" - for some reason the idea of BookCrossing popped into my head, even though I had never come across one myself before - and it was a BookCrossing book!! (I was very thrilled). I have not read 'The Big Picture', but I will soon! And then I look forward to re-releasing it into the wild.
I found the book at the Queensland Art Gallery and intend to leave it at Sydney airport so it travels overseas.
CAUGHT IN BRISBANE QUENNSLAND AUSTRALIA