Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Look what they done to my park Ma



When we moved here I was quite happy to tolerate the Albert Park Grand Prix circus.

Now I am no longer. I am fed up with not being able to use Albert Park. I am fed up with the traffic disruption of having roads closed for weeks before hand and weeks after. I am fed up with the feeling of siege for four days. I am fed up with the bogan race attendees.

I have the week of the Grand Prix off work and the latter part of the week is going to marred by the creature. You can be sure that after four days of it, I will be very fed up with the screaming racket of the cars, if you can call them that.

Melbourne may very lose the event that costs an absolute bomb, in 2010. Hip bloody hooray.

16 comments:

  1. Well look here squire I like the races and the sound and everything, if I lived in Albert Park I'd be delighted.
    Live and let live buddy, it's oil refineries here -and hairdos that bought houses cheap in Francis Street because it's a truck route and who now want them removed to jack up values.

    ha ha, bums.

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  2. I'm not from Australia, but this happens where I live too and it drives me mad. We'll have a big event that needs the proper space, so they'll close certain roads a week before and after. A few months ago this venue on campus held the AIBA qualifying rounds for the Olympics and I spent nearly 20 additional minutes having to use the alternate route, parking, and walking to my first class. It's uncalled for when this event was one week and yet the roads were closed for almost a month.

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  3. The only feeble and weak excuse that the GP corporation can say is that it's good for the economy. Unfortunately, their definition of "Good" and "economy" is not conducive to realism and they clearly haven't heard of the three terms in the same sentence, "millions", "subsidies" and "waste".

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  4. I'm counting down the days till the bloody thing is cancelled for good !

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  5. Swap for four days Robert. You can watch them out the window and enjoy the screeching.

    Dxtr, it sound un-necessary to close the roads, just like here.

    Reuben, I can't imagine that it really ads much to the economy. $35 mill cost this year, maybe $40 mill next year. A good bit less than $20 mill to renovate the Palais.

    Well, at least it out of earshot for you Jayne, although you can hear the cars in Caulfield.

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  6. Round here they close the lines off every year and have tram racing. For some reason it's always the same one that wins.

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  7. Never mind Caulfield, on a good windy day I can hear them in Cheltenham (Oz) not Cheltenham (Pomland)

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  8. A tram race sounds like fun Brian.

    Really Jah Teh. Wow!

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  9. We can hear 'em clearly from here too.

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  10. I really couldn't care less about the F1 Grand Prix, and I suspect that goes for most people. Nice to have for a few years, but it's out stayed it's welcome. I hear Sydney is looking to steal events from Melbourne, they can have this one. Make it a street race like Monaco, that would be cool.

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  11. Ben, imagine them tearing around cliff tops of the harbour. That would be a great race.

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  12. The type of people that are attracted to this sort of thing must be uneducated, aggressive or both.

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  13. I think the majority of people hate when their city is invaded by stuff like this. Up here there was the olympics, apec and now this year the pope. Everyone gets bitchy.

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  14. The ones who actually go for the racing Reuben possibly are not well educated. I am not sure about aggressive. While I detest car racing, I am not going to criticise your very basic Aussie who likes it.

    Ah yes Jo, the pope. Randwick no less. Outrageous. Apart from horse flu, nothing has ever stopped racing at Randwick. You reckon Iemma and his government is for the chop? Anyone better to replace them?

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  15. Yes Andrew..... YOU!!

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  16. Thanks Jo. At least I would come without years of corruption behind me.

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