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When I took this image, I felt I could never post it on TE? But I see recently the strong controls have been lifted and domestic animals are now allowed!! which I am pleased about..

This image however is not about domestic animals or even aboout this dog- Its about THONGS!!! Australia's NATIONAL Shoe.. Oh yes to the rest of the world a thong is a very delicate piece of clothing that we would struggle to show on TE..

Lets just say if you asked a woman in America to show you her Thong - you might get a slap (if she was not your wife or girlfriend).. yet in good old Down Under its their NATIONAL SHOE..


I took this image sitting on a bench on the edge of Sydney Harbour one morning when these two gentlemen and a dog - stopped to exchange greetings and eventually got talking - it was just after seven in the morning.. One was from Eastern origin and the other of American origin -- They eventually swopped business cards- to me it reflected the wonderful diversity of life and culture in Australia..

So next time you are planning to go to Australia - no matter how old,shape, gender - just dont forget your THONGS- It would be rude not to be seen in public without them.

brech, skippy007, jlbrthnn, romanaa, frunchy has marked this note useful

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  • Copyright: Rich Beghin (Ricx) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 994 W: 51 N: 2900] (13495)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2011-02-02
  • Categories: Humorous
  • Exposure: f/9.0, 1/20 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2011-02-23 13:49
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