Sunday, May 24, 2015

When things go wrong, mostly

Or a connection to River's Sunday Selections. Some from Twitter, some from Facebook, some from me, some from elsewhere. I tidied up the hard drive.

Craig, did you or your antecedents have anything to do with this? Too much to ask you for a location, I expect. Does Whiteinch in the title mean anything?


Prahran is a hard word to spell if you don't know how it is spelt, don't you think? If I was a stonemason, I think I would double check the spelling. Prahran is a corruption of the indigenous words for 'land partially surrounded by water'.


There was some kind of delay to trams down below. Two tram patrol cars were parked nearby.


This lad sprinted away from the trams. Maybe something to do with delay, maybe not.


Of course it will fit.


One for you White Angel. What street in Launceston? Photo by David Nowell.


The tender read: Supply bus with roof mounted air-conditioning suitable for 40 degree plus temperatures. Mate, the cheaper 35 degrees rating is fine. They won't know the difference.


Here is an own goal by our trams, one having severely damaged a tramway patrol car.


The worst thing about this photo is that the silver ute may drive off leaving the car next to it that was forced to park at an angle get snapped by someone like me. Very much chicken and egg.


35 comments:

  1. Andrew , wide choice of photos but my lovely are trams so similar to my Silesian I feel like at home

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    1. Gosia, the tram in the second last photo is made by Siemens of Germany. We saw the same trams in Amsterdam and Budapest.

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  2. I'd hate to be in the top of the double decker tram in the first photo.

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    1. It would be an awkward rescue, for sure.

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  3. There seem to have been a lot of bus fires in Sydney of the type in your photograph.

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    1. Victor, yes, I have heard of some. That one was in Military Road. The fires seem to be caused by air conditioning problems.

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  4. The first photo gives a whole new perspective on 'leaning into a corner'. Which is my biker days surfacing I suppose.
    Another wonderful smorgasboard Andrew. Thank you.

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    1. EC, it proves my nervousness about double deck vehicles is not misplaced. I am sure you leant into corners exceptionally well.

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    2. I miss my bike. The pedal version just isn't the same :(

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    3. River, tricycles are all the rage overseas at the moment. Very convenient for going to the shops. I don't think they lean into corners very well though.

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  5. I started to clean up my photos on my phone last night and thought at the time they would make a great Sunday Selection ~ if I wasn't so slack.
    Parking police huh?

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    1. Carol, I feel we have missed out by not seeing your phone photos. Me parking police? Oh yes. I make the effort and so should others.

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  6. Parking in or near the City is a nightmare :(
    If I can go by tram or train, I would much prefer that.

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    1. Hels, apart from going through the City along King Street, I would not dream of driving into town and parking. I have enough stress without adding that.

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  7. Having been recently helping with someone's move, I can relate to the couch in the car photo. Sure, of course, it will fit.

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    1. Strayer, and how good were you to give help over more than one day.

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  8. "Of course it will fit" reminds me of a photo I saw at that Wal-Mart site a few years ago. I saved it to put on my blog, but can't find it. Now I'll have to dig deeper; really search for it.

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    1. River, Wal Mart photos scare me. I could never go to such a store.

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  9. Andrew - 1954 accident on Govan Rd Whiteinch, so it's 3 years before my time! You can read a wee bit about it here...where there is also a rather delicious video of Glasgow's old trams and trolley buses which I think you might enjoy.
    http://mygovan.boardhost.com/viewtopic.php?id=311

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    1. Craig, terrific. I will look tomorrow. I did once post a You Tube video of the last Glasgow tram. Not that you are referring to?

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    2. I don't think so... it has different tram and trolley bus footage. Perhaps yours in contained within?

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    3. Craig, the latter half was what I had seen, but with a good voice over. The trams looked surprisingly modern.

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  10. The tram is on Wellington Street in Launceston. The Grocery shop is on the corner of Balfour and Wellington Streets, was Russells Grovery Store, the other side is now Active Electronics in the lower part of the building.
    Wellington Street is a main street.

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    1. WA, I am consulting my Launceston tram map now. Ah, south to terminate at Carr Villa. Thank you. I knew you would make an effort to find if you did not immediately know and it seems you did know. So, we are looking north?

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    2. I knew the street. The front & back of the tram are facing North/South. So looking towards to grocery store, down that Street, Balfour would be near enough West...
      Carr Villa is the dead centre of Launceston.

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  11. Does R enjoy looking at the coming and going down below on the street as much as you do Andrew? If I didn't have to go out on a 'ledge', that's my interpretation of a balcony :) I would probably enjoy it.

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    1. Grace, we don't have much to talk about but we have what we see going on down below to talk about. Yes, he is as interested as I am. It is a ledge really, with strong steel rods holding it up. Steel can rust though.

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  12. Haha, Prahran may be hard to spell, but it's even harder to pronounce! Unless you know how, of course!!

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    1. Red, emphasis on the first syllable. PRAHran. If only people would pronounce things properly, they would know the spelling. It is at times contracted to Pran as is Toorak to Trak.

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    2. I don't think the pronounce/spell thing always holds true - try Boonoo Boonoo, Gumeracha and Tyalgum!!

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    3. A point well made Red. Then there is New Zealand with its impossible Maori names.

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  13. Very entertaining. And so educational. I never thought of that way to cram furniture into a too small car.

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    1. Mitchell, I don't think I would recommend that removal method. That's what men with muscles and trucks are for.

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  14. Lots of things going wrong there.
    Merle..........

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