Saturday, February 13, 2010

Prahran Rotunda

All parks have a name, so I suppose this one does too but I don't know what it is. It is in the linear park between Commercial Road and Greville Street in Prahran. We were in the park after breakfast with Sister and the Bone Doctor, so it was fairly early. While the day turned out to be hottish, the morning was cool, the air crisp and clean, we were well fed and watered and Little Jo was happily playing on playground equipment nearby. Just one of those really nice moments and of course you know there is nothing I like better in life than a good rotunda.

8 comments:

  1. All parks have a name, so I suppose this one does too but I don't know what it is.

    That'd be Grattan Gardens (although GoogleMaps has it as Grattan Reserve.)

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  2. The best thing about a wander through a park you've never been to before are the hidden wonders.

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  3. Once I saw your comment Altissima, I remembered.

    Quite so Loz. I used to be familiar with the other end of the gardens at Greville Street, not dissimilar to the water spouts at Crown and there used to be some at Forest Hills shopping centre, or was that Knox.

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  4. Lovely shot, very picturesque. I imagine many a bride has dragged her groom into that rotunda for the obligatory snaps ;)

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  5. There was never a rotunda in those gardens, that one would be fairly recent. In the Princes gardens, roughly to the left of where the aquatic pool is now, there was once a shallow wading pool for little kids. It was large, round, and has been gone for decades. There are no photos of myself before the age of twenty-eight (a passport photo is the first), recently my niece who lives in Sydney dug up a photo of that old pool, with kids playing in it, and and sent it down to me. I looked closely at it, to see if I was there.

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  6. I know this one is not very old but I thought there was an older timber one further towards Greville Street.

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  7. Possibly Jayne. Maybe a bit out of the way and parking is a problem.

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  8. You could be right. I like the decaying timber version, I like the way they sink into the ground at an angle. Abos lived in Catani Gardens Rotunda for a while, dragging all the park benches up to it, they had some collosal fires.

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