Sunday, August 03, 2014

Sunday Selections

This Sunday the photos are almost all odds and sods. See what River, Elephant's Child and Jackie have posted for Sunday Selections.

Looking downstream from Hamer Hall concourse at Southbank.


Some 'art' in Southgate.


A terrific little nativeish garden right on the edge of Southbank Promenade on the river bank.



R often turns away, "I'm not with him", when I take photos. I simply had to take a photo in this foyer. I forget what the building is, maybe the IBM office tower.


Winter is the best time for traffic watching, when the elm and plane trees are leafless. Traffic is in a mess, as it usually is in the evening.


A lovely fa├žade close to the Highrise in Arnold Street, South Yarra.


Our friend, Brighton Antique Dealer, has been dealing and picked up this stunning piece for a bargain price.


A couple of weeks ago we were in this Commercial Road shop looking for an Asian condiment and I failed to notice anything else but Indian and Asian food. I saw no Euro or US food.


Can clouds ever be boring?


Gladdies are probably my favourite cut flower. No doubt I have showed you red gladdies before, probably in the same place in the same vase.


A rather nice building in Flinders Lane. Lower levels seem to be commercial and higher floors residential.



Tapping Man in the Haighs Chocolate shop in Block Arcade is broken, as the sign says. I took a photo of him when he was working, back here with a bit of an explanation.


The lane known as Degraves Street is closed to traffic and always busy with people brunching in the mornings, especially at weekends. Diners are crazily crushed together at tiny tables. But across Flinders Lane, the street is known as Centre Place and it is less busy. A venue that specialises in crepes also has other food, such as bacon and eggs, or what we recently tried, avocado and lime juice on an English muffin with bacon. They use these cute tourist teaspoons. It is interesting to see where they come from.


From where we were sitting while indulging in our brunch, this shop was to the right of me, with an interesting ceiling.


And this poster was to the left of me. Too hard for you to read. With a photo of some clear felling of native forest, the text says, "The greatest thing you could do is hang yourself from a f******* tree." I assume it is meant, the greatest thing you could do for the environment.

13 comments:

  1. Andrew, I have got the same red gladdies at my garden and red is my favourite colour. I love the photo which presents traffic and I love big cities too. Sometimes I think about visiting your country but it is so far . What a shame but who knows???I believe is very interesting and different from Europe.

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    1. Gosia, yes we like red. Are your gladdies out now as you are now at your house?

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    2. Andrew, I have beautiful red gladdies in my garden. Fantastic view.

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  2. I do love wandering your city with you. Thank you.
    And my partner pretends I am not with him when I am taking photos. Particularly when I have seen something which amuses me and am in 'laughing loon' mode.

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    1. EC, how does the saying go? Laugh like no one is listening? Something like that. Nothing better than a good laugh.

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  3. The Arnold St building in South Yarra is gorgeous. I have never seen it!

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    1. Well Hels, the next time you are at 'the Gog', take a thirty second stroll down Arnold Street.

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  4. I clicked back to see the story of the tapping man, that's quite interesting. Next time you're in Adelaide, come to James Place in the city and watch the animation in the Blackeby's Sweets Shop windows. I've stood there many times just watching.
    I like the look of that Flinders Road building with all the balconies, even better that some have pot plants on them.
    I don't like gladdies.

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    1. River, a visit to Adelaide is not on the horizon, but who knows? Google will be my informant. You weren't the person hit in the eye by a gladdie thrown by Dame Edna?

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  5. Kinki gerlinki perchance?

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    1. No. I love the name of the Balaclava shop though.

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  6. A tres entertaining series of shots Andrew, I do like the view from your balcony but because of my fear of heights I wouldn't be able to step out there.. seriously I mean it :) Love the gladdies, do you fling them at your guests Dame Edna style after a party.. I so hope so :)

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    1. Grace, one visitor here kept the back of a lounge chair and himself between the balcony. R pointed it out to me later. I do at times thing about concrete cancer when on the balcony. Dame Edna found to her cost that it is not a good idea to throw gladdies at people.

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