Last year I wrote about "Eliza" the statue in the Swan River here in Perth.
Yesterday I read in the "Portuguese in Western Australia" Facebook page that a couple of young men were going to dress Eliza with a T-shirt to commemorate Portugal's first ever win at the UEFA Euro 2016 in Paris.
They posted some photos of themselves on Facebook (photo below), and today en-route to Ikea for a quick visit to swap something, I decided to make a detour and photograph the statue.
|"Eliza" and the suburb of South Perth in the background|
And here is the Crawley Boatshed or Blue Boat House, which was recently renovated and has a new jetty too.
|Can you see the two ducks at Eliza's feet?|
Eliza is used to getting dressed in all sorts of attire according to the seasons and occasions, but this was certainly a first for her!
Well done to the intrepid men who "navigated" their canoe to reach her and well done to the Portuguese football team who brought home the cup.
I must say I didn't follow any of the competition, as the matches were broadcast live at 3A.M. in Perth, and I thought my sleep was more important!
But for the final my husband was brave enough or crazy enough to wake up and watch the whole match, but then I found him asleep on the sofa when I woke up to go to work!
Hope not many fans had to forego sleep to keep up with the competition.
|The young men who dressed Eliza|
|The Portuguese team holding the winning cup|