This is how Greg Luck describes the new mural of Anzacs during World War I on a wall at the Mex Club in Mayfield.
Greg, the club's general manager, said many people had thanked the club for the mural since it was completed on Sunday.
"If you stand on the other side of the road, the horses look like they're coming off the wall in 3D," Greg said.
He said the mural was about making sure our history isn't forgotten.
"I think it's a great thing," he said.
Tighes Hill street art company Up&Up created the mural with spray paint.
"They go to schools telling kids that instead of doing graffiti, you can do this. They try to tell kids you can do art without being destructive," Greg said.
This photo of the mural was taken in just the right wind conditions to show the Aussie flag in full flight.
"It's the most important thing we've got. It's our heritage, it's everything," Greg said, of the flag.
He said the flag means everything to many of the club's older members in particular.
"If it's not at half mast on the special days, I'll get a call at 7.30am asking why it's not down," he said.
A Christian Climate
As the Hunter and the rest of NSW continue to be engulfed in smoke, the UN Climate Change Conference is on in Madrid.
Greenpeace brought us this little dispatch from the conference.
Fijian clergyman and climate advocate Reverend James Bhagwan had some words for Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison at the conference, which is dubbed COP25.
"As much as I love him [Scott Morrison] as a Christian brother, each lump of coal represents a nail in our coffins and to our crosses," the Methodist leader said.
Without singling Australia out, the reverend used the biblical story of the good Samaritan to describe the role of some countries who claim "they are part of the Pacific family but leave us lying, bleeding, dying on the side of the road".
"So the question is, who really is our neighbour in the geopolitical context of climate change?"
The reverend told the audience that when Pacific nations were facing obliteration "we're hearing words like 'come and pick our fruit'. That's not very loving as a neighbour," he said, referring to recent comments by Australian Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack.
Earlier this year, the Nationals leader trivialised the plight of Pacific islanders by suggesting that even if their homes were swallowed by rising sea levels, Pacific people would survive because they could come to Australia to work in the agricultural sector as fruit pickers.
"Australia is on fire and the Pacific is drowning. Our collective futures hang in the balance," Reverend Bhagwan said.
All this does make us wonder. As the climate crisis worsens, will Australia one day be making the same kinds of comments to other countries like the US and China?
A petition on change.org is calling for Australia to "say no to fireworks" on New Year's Eve.
It calls for the money to go to farmers, firefighters, animal carers and towards saving Australia's wildlife.
"All states should say no to fireworks ... there is enough smoke in the air," the petition says.