A Photo Every Day from the Sunshine Coast - Australia

Thursday, 1 November 2012

No Marco Polo -
City Daily Photo Theme Day - Water's Edge


What, one may well ask, is Marco Polo?   It's a mind-numbingly inexplicable game which involves one person in a pool calling out "Marco" and another responding "Polo".

That's it.

Nothing more.

But it is has been happening for decades and is relentless and the best response I can possibly give by way of explanation by this very sign was written by a journalist - Susan Hocking.  I would like this photograph to be seen in the manner in which her article was intended!


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Mark said...

Unbelievable! My kids love Marco Polo. Gee the owners of this place must be very boring.
Great post for the Theme Day.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Oh my the article by Susan Hocking made me laugh out loud, especially the last paragraph, hilarious, let's face it when a sign like that goes up you just HAVE to disobey just because it is so silly, how could you possible stop yourself. My first laugh for the morning, thanks Peter.

Shantaram said...

And here I was, thinking that Marco Polo is a very Chennai kids' pastime. The little things that connect us!

Tanya said...

i can almost smell the chlorine!

Jilly said...

Never heard of Marco Polo even tho I lived in Oz for six years - perhaps I should be glad! Love the photo. Apologies for not doing the Linky thing for Monte Carlo DP but it's not working for me. I wrote Julie. And again thanks for everything for CDP Peter x

Stefan Jansson said...

Never heard about that game before.

Eric Tenin said...

And why would it be forbidden to play Marco Polo?! Is that dangerous???

Jo said...

its not dangerous it just does your head it... I can here the voices in my head now, thanks I will have to listen to them all day!!! Marco.... ahhhhh!!!

LONDONLULU said...

I loved the article and this brought me back to faraway childhood days (I guess Hawaii enjoyed Marco Polo as much as Australia did!). An incredibly silly ban indeed. Love this uplifting theme day post and pic!

paul said...

A fun post!

Joan Elizabeth said...

I've never heard of this game! Have I been living in a parallel universe or something?

Valladolid Daily Photo said...

Love your choice for the theme day. Thank you for sharing it with us all.

Have a great month!

Red Nomad OZ said...

Haha! Hilarious!! I wonder how long it'll be before someone decides to legislate against it? Or provide 'recovering Marco Polo addict' support centres?!?!

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