Tuesday, March 01, 2005

Swinger

I had to post a parcel. It is always a nice walk through Fawkner Park to the St Kilda Rd Post Office. Along the way I spotted an old grey haired man on a swing, back and forth, higher and higher, almost horizontal. As I neared him, I recognized him as a resident of our building. One that causes some exercising of the body corporate committee’s minds. But it nice for an old man to be on swing. Wonder what he was thinking as he swung towards the sky? His childhood in some place? A remembrance of swings as a kid, or perhaps not having one when he was a kid and making up the loss.

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  1. Oops, sorry Ann O'Dyne, I accidentally hit not approve instead of approve. Here is what you said.
    'like swivel-chairs labelled 'Student' - which means '80kgs and under', swings, being for children, are generally constructed to take weight 80 kgs and under.
    Maybe they should have warning labels like elevators.

    When I guugled St. Kilda Rd post office, this post came up on page 1.
    The old PO must have been a Public Works Department design by A. J. McDonald, about 1890 (similar to Old South Yarra PO).
    It may still be there, but the destruction of the rest of Old St.Kilda Road is criminal and we all let it happen.'

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  2. It is terrible Ann, but pretty well a done deal now. I need to do some more research on the old PO. Btw, a PO is going to open opposite us in the building that replaced the 711 and plaza. Not sure if the other is closing.

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