Sunday, April 21, 2013

Sunday Selections

River often has a theme to her Sunday Selections. I don't think mine ever has. There are couple of 'best ever' photos here, such as this balloon that sailed by the Highrise.


Why were old inner city fire stations abandoned? There are probably many reasons, but a principal one was that the trucks became too big to fit through the doors. Many have been saved and reinvented, a wonderful thing to do. I have no idea where I was when I took this photo.


Some panes of glass were being replaced at the building next door. If it is not bad enough having a satellite dish pointing at us, what is the box that is plugged into the power outlet?


Another best ever, a night photo of either a cruise ship, or the Spirit of Tasmania. The strips of light on the right are from the Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre.


The Walker Fountain in the Kings Domain. Ron Walker is a prat, but the fountain, which I think he paid for, is nice enough.


It's been a long time since we have seen a temperature like this in the Highrise. Air con cooling to heating in one week.




Arcadia is just fifteen minutes walk from the Highrise at the corner of Punt and Toorak Roads, yet we have never been there. Very tempting. I am susceptible to targeted local advertising, but nearly half a kilo of steak sounds a bit excessive.

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  1. I love those old fire stations...the architecture is evocative of an era long gone and a purpose now done differently. As long as they are maintained and reused.

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    1. Hels, one near Melbourne Uni was turned into apartments with a highrise development behind it and another in Armadale is an art gallery. Good stuff.

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  2. I like your balloon shot very much.
    Fire stations should be converted to houses, with the slide pole left in place so people could get down to breakfast in a hurry.

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    1. River, wouldn't kids just love a pole to slide down. Excellent idea.

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  3. Hahaha, the box plugged into the power point is obviously a companion piece to the sat dish in order to observe your every move ... just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they're NOT out to get you!

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    1. Red, if I wasn't paranoid, I am now :-P

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