Sunday, June 07, 2015

Sunday Selections

River's Sunday Selections are here and Elephant Child's are here.

Puzzling. What connection does Melbourne have to Ghurkhas?


Formerly the famous and infamous Chasers nightclub, I think. As always, in one of Melbourne's inner suburb's  busiest street, I managed to take this photo without a person in it.


South Yarra's Temperance Hotel is promoting a whiskey night. Does temperance not mean what I thought it meant? I am unable to easily establish if this pub has always had the same name. Apparently it is a blonde, fake tan, stiletto venue and for those who are attracted to them.


Once a Baptist Church, Bridie O'Reilly's has been around for ever. You can guess the theme of the interior by the name. We have had a drink outside but never entered. Note there are two people in one of Melbourne's inner suburb's busiest street.


A little curious art work in Toorak Village. Up and down the wealthy Toorak creatures parade yet I have managed to make the street look empty.


Kind of cute.


The dawn correctly indicated it would be another grey and damp day.


The gay man across the road often changes his balcony around. As well as the two fake dogs, he has two small real dogs. Worth clicking to embiggen.


33 comments:

  1. Non-alcoholic whiskey? Couldn't be any worse than the real deal. And yes, I am with you about the meaning of temperance.
    Love that snail. And your view.
    And your skill at capturing people free shots.

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    1. EC. Whiskey is delicious. Pleased I am right about temperance. I too liked the snail, which is why I went well out of my way on a wet day to snap it. I do not try to not include people in my photos. It just happens, as Victor once pointed out to me.

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  2. If it wasn't that I have visited on a number of occasions I might wonder from the regular absence of people in your photographs whether Melbourne really exists!

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    1. Victor, in such busy pedestrian areas where I took the photos, I can only defend by saying the weather was ****full, hence the quietness in the streets.

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  3. I envy your ability to get people-free shots... people see me trying to get a shot and veer over so they can walk through it, lol.

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    1. Jac, people must run away when they see me with a camera.

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  4. I wondered about the Gurkhas as well because one of my uncles served with them during WW2 (Major if you don't mind lol) Seems it's an educational college - ghurkhas means people of Nepal. Hopefully they aren't out to make a quick buck from international students.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gurkhas_Institute_of_Technology
    http://rgit.edu.au/
    http://rgit.edu.au/about-us/management-team
    Love the snail who ventured out into the rain as they do - was he down at the village as well?

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    1. Cathy, name dropping is quite acceptable on my blog, a rank included. You took a wee search and came up with just what I thought. I hope it is not a rip off college. It looks very grand for the number of Nepalese in Australia. Yes, the snail was in Toorak Village too. There was another sculpture I wanted to snap, but the rain had arrived, I was heavy with cold and a tram was approaching to get me home.

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  5. I love that snail. I zoomed in and thought how cute those fake doggies are! ;) I could talk The Other Half into those because I am betting they don't poop. :)

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    1. Snoskred, so The Other Half does the pick up duties?

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  6. Very cute snail, I'd like a smaller version for my garden.
    I LOVE the view from your lounge and had a giggle at the fake dogs.

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    1. River, he has had the dogs for about three years now and he moves them around on the balcony to different positions.

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  7. ANDREW the club looksinteresting. But I love the monument of snail, masterpiece

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    1. Gosia, might be quite at home in Brighton!

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  8. Got to love your neighbour changing his balcony around to keep you entertained. How thoughtful of him. Imagine looking at the same thing day in day out ~ like that view (green with envy)

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    1. Carol, his place is interesting to watch at various times, for more reasons than just his balcony decoration. My last view from the kitchen sink was ficus on a brick wall and potato creeper on a paling fence about two metres away. I do rather like my present view.

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  9. Does that night club wall really say "poof" or is it another "doof" (not that I know what that means?! Your view is magnificent - I can see why you like living there. Your neighbours balcony looks like it should be found in the Tate Modern in London!

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    1. Craig, I think it was a gay night the club used to run. It may well have closed down. I don't know. I am quite out of touch with matters of the gays in Melbourne. Tate Modern, not quite, but he does seem to have very good taste, in occasional visitors too who we have seen a bit closer up at times.

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    2. Poof Doof is still going...

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    3. Thanks. It was Chasers, wasn't it?

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  10. In such a large city capturing photos without people or with just a couple of people is a skill, I suppose, but it seems strange that you could even do so.

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    1. Strayer, it is not something I set out to do, but as Victor pointed out in the long past, I seem to have an unerring talent for it.

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  11. Nice selection. Amazing no people about, would expect that here in Launceston. Nice view from inside you have...

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    1. Margaret, I will blame the weather on the normally bustling places being a bit quiet. I should have stayed home myself and recovered from my cold. A point about views, water views can be nice, but they are black at night, as are park views. Our view is as interesting at night as it is during the day.

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    2. Lights make a difference with a view, always something flickering. Each week I stayed with my (late) dad the sea was always black unless a ship was passing by. Plus there were lights to the right of his house in the distance....

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  12. Is that your view Andrew.. Looks amazing at night, rather glam! I so wish I didn't have a problem with heights. Know what you mean about the lack of people, so many of my shots make Perth look like a ghost town, it really isn't :)

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    1. Grace, it is. Glam at night and interesting during the day as we see what is to be seen. And then there are times we look down. See tomorrow's post.

      Not at all about Perth. You make it seem like a busy a vibrant city, truly. Whether is or not is beside the point. I remember a photo of Perth Railway Station taken for the book A Day in the Life of Australia in the early eighties. There was one person crossing the wet street.

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  13. I'd put the snail on my patio.

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    1. Susie, without knowing the construction of your patio, it will need to bear a lot of weight. The snail is big and heavy.

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  14. I really enjoyed these collections. I'd also put the snail on my patio (well... terrace). Great photos. Your flat looks so big-city and the view is uplifting!

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    1. Mitchell, so much nicer to be in the close inner suburb than the city itself. Your views are so interesting too.

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    1. Ad Rad, there did not seem to be any information about it. It is a nice work.

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