Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Another Unusual Lamp

I think I should start a google map for odd lamps around Melbourne. Here is another sole lamp on the corner of Balaclava Road and Lempriere Avenue, East St Kilda. The last one was also in East St Kilda, corner of Hotham Street and Mooltan Avenue.


  1. I do love that lamp!

  2. Yes, that would be a good collection, Andrew :)
    I agree with Cazzie, it's a beauty.

  3. Anonymous6:19 pm

    That lamp is perculiar. It does add a nice touch to an otherwise boring street-scape though.

  4. I think it's there to mark the best-named street in Caulfield. Is there anything better?

  5. It must be thirty years since I first noticed it Cazzie. Ok, I was only slightly older than a baby.

    If I though there was enough unusual lamps, I might start a map Jayne. I don't think that there is.

    Quite a nice street Reuben. I couldn't afford to live there.

    Agree Rob. It seems a hard name initially, but once mastered, it sounds great.

  6. Anonymous10:59 pm

    You could try winning the lottery, Andrew.

  7. I know years ago there used to be wrought iron decorated lights used to mark War Bond Savings streets.
    We had one just 2 doors down from our house, usual looking light fitting but it had wrought iron brackets, etc, with a plaque on the pole denoting the street as a War Bond Saving street. And, from vague memory, another street had a plaque denoting a serviceman's bravery, maybe death in WW1.
    Which of course all probably went to the tip when they replaced the damn poles.

  8. So far Reuben, and I haven't given up yet, but I have found lotto to be very unsatisfactory.

    Bit of news to me Jayne, although I had heard of war bonds. Interesting.