As if we needed another reason to want to move to Australia. The city council of Maryborough—which was the hometown of Mary Poppins author P.L. Travers before she emigrated to England in 1924—is celebrating the magical nanny and the author who created her with some very unique crosswalk lights. Take a look:
It’ll be a jolly holiday walking across the street with these! Check out this video to see more:
We love that the green light features Mary Poppins with her iconic umbrella up and ready to fly, while the red light shows her umbrella down. Basically: fly/don’t fly. They’ve been placed on Richmond Street in front of Travers’ birthplace, and have been installed just in time for Maryborough’s Mary Poppins Festival, which starts June 23. Sign us up for that!
These sweeter-than-a-spoonful-of-sugar crosswalk lights have got us even more excited for the upcoming Mary Poppins sequel, Mary Poppins Returns, which will star Emily Blunt in the title role and Lin-Manuel Miranda as lamplighter, Jack. The film will come to theaters Christmas 2018, and we can’t wait to once again journey to Cherry Tree Lane. But until then, we’ll be planning our vacay to Maryborough where we can delight in crossing the street Mary Poppins-style.
What do you think about Maryborough’s Mary Poppins-themed traffic lights? Tell us in the comments!