An Audi driver who parked in a street full of Instagram influencers taking the perfect photos with Jacaranda trees has had his car destroyed by the flowers and bird poo.
The driver parked his Audi TT coupe on Ashmore Street in Alexandria in Sydney’s inner-city over the weekend.
But the car was later pictured completely covered in poo from Ibis’ that had been nesting in the trees above the street.
It was also covered in purple eaves from the jacarandas that filled the street.
An Audi driver who parked in a street full of Instagram influencers taking the perfect photos with Jacaranda trees has had his car destroyed by the flowers and bird poo
An Instagrammer captures a stunning photo among the Jacaranda trees on McDougall Street in the exclusive Sydney suburb of Kirribilli
Hundreds of influencers flock to a normally quiet Sydney streets and block off traffic to snap the perfect picture of blooming Jacaranda trees
He posted a photo of the destroyed car to Reddit with the caption: ‘Sydney automotive pro-tip: don’t park your car under the tree where the ibises are nesting (bonus jacaranda flowers)’.
Other Reddit users took to the comments to talk about how the ‘new paint job’ was an ‘interesting look for the car’.
‘Never knew that bin chickens were auto critics,’ one user wrote.
‘That’s going to buff right out with an angle grinder and cutting disc,’ another commented.
The car had been parked on one of Sydney’s many streets famous for the purple background as a result from blooming jacarandas in spring.
Hundreds of local influencers flocked to the quiet Sydney streets and blocked off traffic to snap the perfect Instagram photos.
Jacarandas have been in Australia for 150 years and the non-native species extremely popular with photographers in areas like North Sydney, Greenwich and and Longueville, as well as many other parts of the country.
The stunning canopies turn purple every spring providing a spectacular profile picture for avid social media users.
The stunning canopies turn purple every spring providing a spectacular profile picture for avid social media users (pictured, McDougall Street in Kirribilli)
Much like the street in Alexandria where the man’s car was ruined, locals in Kirribilli on Sydney’s North Shore have become furious about the popular picture spot.
Although locals and tourists alike love seeing the trees come to life in October and November, for many international students the falling purple flowers are an ominous sign.
Asian university students have nicknamed Jacarandas ‘exam trees’ or ‘exam flowers’ because they bloom when it’s crunch time for their studies.
But they’re not the only one who have mixed feelings about the trees.
Kirribilli residents find the blankets of flowers and sap droppings a major hassle to clear from their yards and cars.
It’s also difficult to move through the surrounding streets with social media-obsessed photographers often blocking traffic on weekends.
Pictured: A young woman poses with her hands in her pockets as a man takes a picture of McDougall Street
Residents in Kiribilli find the blankets of flowers and sap droppings a major hassle to clear from their yards and cars
Instagrammers can regularly be seen posing in the middle of the street while photographers kneel as they try to capture the best angle of the blooming flowers
Although there are no inbound tourists coming into Australia this spring due to the Covid-19 pandemic, droves of people are still turning up every weekend to catch a glimpse of the colorful trees.
Instagrammers can regularly be seen posing in the middle of the street trying to capture their best side, while photographers kneel and tilt searching for the best angle of the blooming flowers.
The heavy street presence means cars trying to make their way down the narrow road are often blocked by people taking photos, who scurry out of the way before returning back to obstruct the road.
One member of the Kirribilli Good Karma Group Facebook page said early sprin had been ‘chaos.’
‘I live in McDougall Street and it was awful with big crowds all weekend, rubbish littered everywhere, horns beeping, frustration, no additional rubbish bins and general unsafe behaviour from visitors and motorists,’ the woman posted.
It can be difficult for residents to move through the surrounding streets with social media-obsessed photographers often blocking traffic on weekends
Although there are no inbound tourists coming into Australia this spring due to the Covid-19 pandemic, droves of people are still turning out every weekend to catch a glimpse of the colorful trees
A woman poses in a white dress among the blooming trees as a car is pictured driving towards her
Another local said: ‘Parking has also been an absolute nightmare!’
‘They are pretty (the trees not the tourists),’ a member of the Kirribilli Connections Facebook group wrote.
Other popular areas to glimpse a jacaranda tree include Lavender Bay, the Botanical Gardens and Camden.
Grafton, in the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales, is another popular Jacaranda spot.
Every year the town holds a festival dedicated to jacaranda trees.
This year the nine-day festival was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic, but there are plans for it to return in 2021.