Tapping Man often requires repairs which leads to him going missing for periods, but he has returned to Haigh's Chocolate Ship in The Block Arcade. His purpose was to attract customer's attention in the street by tapping on the window with his stick. He was not connecting with the glass on this day. He was first installed the tailor shop L. P. Alexanders in the 1930s.
Here are a couple of videos comparing the old and new camera. These are Gog and Magog, found in Melbourne's Royal Arcade. Between them is the associated clock and an explanatory display, saying
These two 7-feet giants have been striking the time on Gaunt's clock since 1842. They were carved from clear pine and modelled on the figures erected in Guildhall, London, in 1708 to symbolise the conflict between the ancient Britons and the Trojan invaders. Mythology tells of the giants Gog and Magog (also known as Corineus and Gogmagog) having been captured in battle by the Trojans and made to serve as porters at the gateway of an ancient palace on a site later occupied by the Guildhall. It is traditional for Gog to stand to the north and Magog to the south.
Well, I don't know which is which as they are standing east west. I'll say Gog is on the left.
The latest video taken with the new camera. It is very odd. Gog strikes four times and Magog twelve times. As it was twelve noon, ok, but what is with the four chimes? Or in the above video, one chime left and one chime right? Is it the month being struck? Four for April? No, the above one was taken in June or July. Mystery. I will say the performance in understated, but people passing do stop to watch.