Wednesday, February 13, 2008

The Village Green

The name Village Green makes you think of a communal place where people gather for social chit chat, maybe some children playing and people walking their dogs.

While I suppose the Village Green Hotel is a communal place but not much talking is done when people are engrossed with their gambling machines. There are kids aplenty playing in the provided play area. As this sort of place goes, it is ok I guess and nothing wrong with the food.

I looked around for something to impress me, and this is all I could find. It is a splendid gum tree, Eucalypt, with red carpet roses planted at its base. The tree leaves looked so fresh and vibrant and the rose flowers were a vivid red. It would look nice at the centre of a proper village green.

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  1. "It would look nice at the centre of a proper village green."

    Er...strictly speaking, village greens were the fair of British Saxons and, traditonally, lay outside the villages, being used for the annual cattle fairs and Mayday celebrations. I susupect a herd of rutting bulls would probably snap that tree in half.

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  2. Thanks Brian. But it isn't the mental image of a village green that we down under have. Don't spoil it for us.

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  3. Where is this? Looks very 'outer suburban'.

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  4. It is Reuben. Corner of Springvale Rd and Ferntree Gully Rd. Not sure of the suburb name. Brandon Park shopping centre is across the road.

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  5. That would explain it then...

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  6. Andrew I'm sure there was once a pub in Prahran/Windsor called The Village Green.

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  7. Ok Robert. I don't recall it.

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