Round and round the garden

south hedland
south hedland
south hedland
south hedland
south hedland
south hedland

The town planning story behind South Hedland is unfortunately reasonably tragic. Essentially, or so I've been told, the planner wanted to replicate the general shape of a rose, creating multiple 'petals' spanning out from a central stem. These petals were, and in some cases, are still a series of cul de sacs, loops and crescents. Over the years, Council has divided the allocated house allotments to open up the road system a bit more. But generally, you're doing three to five turns just to get to a semi-major road.. Anyhow, this fanscinating dilemma has inspired a search of geometric shapes.. and how they can be applied. I was particularly take by French sculture artist Xavier Veilhan. Check out his work, pretty darn cool.

ps On a side note, I only just realised today, there are no traffic lights in this town!? Doh..

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