These 'Mary Poppins' pedestrian crossing lights are pretty special

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The Australian city of Maryborough is a fair way away from London, where Mary Poppins is set.

That's where the author of the children's series, P.L. Travers, was born, before she emigrated to England in 1924. 

So to honour the much-celebrated author, the city's council have installed these Mary Poppins-themed pedestrian lights. They've been placed in front of Travers' birthplace on Richmond Street, ahead of the city's Mary Poppins Festival, which starts June 23. 

The lights feature the central character with her iconic umbrella. Red has the umbrella down, while green has the umbrella up — ready to fly. Read more...

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