Strange Planet: Knickers in New Zealand
Kiwis love their fences. And even more, they love decorating fences with unwanted articles of clothing. The most interesting fence is the Cardrona Bra Fence, which has been a controversial tourist attraction in the Central Otago district on New Zealand’s South Island since 1999. Until recently, hundreds of bras lined this fence near Wanaka, a resort town.
“The original reason for the bras being attached to the fence is unknown,” said Londoner Michelle Adams, who took this photograph.
“News spread of the addition, which was left on the fence by the local landowners, and more bras began to appear. The fence was on a public reserve road adjacent to farm property in the Cardrona Valley area southwest of Wanaka. The local council determined the bra fence was a ‘traffic hazard’ and early in 2006 they removed over 200 bras. In September 2006 they removed the rest – over 1500!”
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Photo: Bra fence, Michelle Adams via Flickr
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