I remember our friend in Japan showing me the Amazon site, so many years ago. Like me, she is a long time internet user and also like me, she does not need to know what makes a computer work, it just should. And by golly, compared to the nineties, computers work really well. And who would have thought you could do computer things on a phone or something the size of a school room slate?
Now, I wrote that a while ago and I can't recall where I was going with the post, but I can link it to an exhibition I recently saw at the Old Treasury Building. The exhibition is called School Days and covers the state's education system, especially the setting up of free secular education for all. It was quite interesting. Read the photo captions to find the link and see a very early iPad.
A train crash about to happen between the Denominational (religious) Train and the National (secular) Train.
Such beautiful writing.
I remember blotters but not blotting pads with such a pretty cover.
I was once a member of the Gould League and I had the same certificate, or nearly the same.
Inside a school desk. A bank passbook. How quaint. Mother still uses one.
What is this? An iPad? That's what I thought it was when I saw it. Of course it is a slate to write on with chalk. Isn't the shape so similar to a tablet computer.
Nearby to the Old Treasury Building is the Stanford Fountain. From being a prisoner he went on to become a respected stone mason.
The fabulous Windsor Hotel. The Indonesian family who own the hotel wants to restore it and build a very tall building behind it. Bah!
It appears there may be a wedding reception to happen inside. Where is the doorman? I saw him there but he is not in the photo.
Lamps at the front of the State Parliament building.
Some of the State Parliament building.
That was enough kulcha for the day. Tram back to Swanston Street. Green Pepper and Red Pepper side by side. Green Pepper has tableclothes and Red Pepper does not.