A Melbourne man visiting Sydney for the week has used a Handheld Monopod, known colloquially as a “Selfie Stick”, to take a picture of himself posing in front of the statue at the front of the Queen Victoria Building. The statue commemorates the fallen Australians soldiers of World War I, not unlike the many other statues in Sydney and, in fact, the other capital cities of Australia.
Nathan Scanes, the owner of the Selfie Stick, believed the picture would gain him several likes on Facebook, including a couple from people he’s never talked to before.
“I just want people to know that even though I’m by myself, I can still have memories that will last a life time, and then share those memories on my Facebook feed.” Mr Scanes told The (un)Australian. “Before the invention of the Selfie Stick, you could barely take a picture of yourself in front of a quirky advertisement, let alone a statue.”
Other pictures on Mr Scanes’ Facebook include a picture of Mr Scanes in front of a tree in what appears to be some kind of park, and Mr Scanes posing on the steps of the Sydney Opera House.