A bingo banner for cathedral?
My attempt to photograph the grandeur of the Cologne Cathedral was marred by a four-story banner promoting the value of owning a Louis Vuitton product or the like.
Apparently in Europe this is a common way of raising funds for the maintenance of major iconic buildings.
Perhaps if any moneys paid by Racing New South Wales, to promote a Race Meeting on the Opera House Sails, were earmarked exclusively for such a purpose it would be more acceptable to the general public.
A banner on St Mary’s Cathedral promoting Friday night bingo sponsored by the NSW Clubs regime.
A projection on the Power House Museum advertising its move to Parramatta sponsored by Adani Mines.
The possibilities are limitless.
Eric Davies, Keiraville
It’s a commercial colostomy
The only words that I can conjurer up to describe the frequently distasteful spiel of broadcaster Alan Jones, is that his antics are deserving of the well earned title of A Commercial Colostomy.
He gathers nothing but Political excrement, and unleashes it on any innocent Australian who does not agree with his quite frequently wrong opinion.
To threaten the livelihood of the Lady Manager of The Sydney Opera House, simply because she refused Jones and his Horse Racing Industry Mates, permission to screen Bookmakers Crap Advertising on the Sails of the Opera House.
Another famous Sydney Landmark is the infamous Gap. You would fit in quite well there Mr Jones.
Dave Cox, Corrimal
Advertising an animal cruelty event
I don’t have a particular problem with the Opera House sails being used to promote international sporting or cultural events.
I don’t care about the losers who regularly blow their rent or kids food money on a corrupt gambling event.
I do think Alan Jones is a miserable, reactionary, troglodytic, hypocrite but that is not my objection to the Everest promotion either.
What I object to is the promotion of an event, and industry for that matter, that relies completely on the most vile cruelty to animals.
Most racing horses suffer stomach ulcers from the high energy diet, suffer pulmonary bleeding from the extreme exertion they are forced into and suffer mental stress from being locked in individual stalls away from stable mates.
Tens of thousands of horses are bred each year and the so called ‘wastage’ is enormous.
Most of those probably go to dog food.
They are simply discarded if they aren’t fast enough or have reached the end of their career.
Not many get to retire to pasture.
Forget the human loonies spruiking their vested interests over promoting and celebrating a so called sporting event.
Let’s call it what it is the aggrandisement and celebration of an animal cruelty event.
Andrew Sefton, Thirroul