Sunday, November 08, 2015

Sunday Selections

 Take a look at River's and others' Sunday Selections. My effort this week is a little meagre.

A rather attractive building I came across in town,  maybe A'Beckett Street.


Some work went into this wall in Fitzroy.


I suppose I've added this before to the old signs site.


The formerly popular bar One Twenty has closed down. Very interesting building.


I think this is the same blimp River saw, or at least it looks the same. I took this photo just days after she saw put up a photo of the same.


Note to self, the camera requires some fiddling with when taking a photo of a black person. He so focused on his music, maybe he hasn't realised his pants are falling down.


Buskers come in many forms and this one writes poetry for you.


See Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum in matching ourfits. I was a bit slow with the camera.


This bloke has been dancing and writhing around in the streets for years, at times wearing a dress. Surprisingly he does pull a crowd at times.


18 comments:

  1. There were so many buskers in the Mall last time we were there it was hard to walk on the footpath - we took to the 'road'. Thankfully the trams ring their little bells as they make their way down there

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    1. Cathy, there are just so many of them now, in Swanston Street and the Mall. Did you know they have to audition when starting out to get a place to busk?

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  2. How prevalent is busking in Melbourne Andrew? Would I see dozens in the city or just one or two? I was just wondering if it is entertaining or a nuisance?
    I love the typewriter and granny blanket touch of the young poet.

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    1. Carol, dozens. Generally it is entertaining. They are tightly controlled by the City of Melbourne. At times they can be a bit loud. Funny that a young person would know how to work a typewriter.

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  3. Yes, that's the same blimp. As for the busker, his pants aren't falling down, that's how they wear them. On purpose. Stupidest fashion ever. How does he think he is going to run after you or anyone who might steal his takings? Plus we really don't need to be seeing his underwear.
    I like that Fitzroy wall. Not enough to have the same on my home though.

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    1. I agree about the pants falling down River. It is a stupid fashion. Now if he wasn't wearing underwear and it was flesh that was exposed, that would be quite different.

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    2. And equally repulsive.

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  4. I really like the Fitzroy wall too. Perhaps the pant's falling down is a subtle plea for money 'look I am so poor I don't eat enough to keep my pants up'. Not a good look on most people who wear it though.

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    1. PS: Which I should have asked first: How is your chest? Better I hope.

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    2. EC, you may be right, a plea for money, but I think it is just a fashion and one that most young people have left behind. I didn't feel there was anything wrong with my chest, so yes, it is fine. I s'pose the doctor will call tomorrow.

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  5. Your camera does produce somewhat dark photos.
    How you feeling dear?

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    1. Fen, it is something I am aware of and I often have to compensate. The camera can take brilliant photos but the medium distance ones seem to be an issue. I'm fine. R, not so fine. He seems to have caught it.

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  6. Andrew, I always admire buskers but I hate asking for money

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    1. Gosia, they never ask for money when they are busking, but plenty of beggars do.

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  7. Very good. That wall is different but also excellent.
    Taking photos of black people against a dark background is not the best idea, they the blacks always come out too dark...

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    1. Margaret, you have to get a tight focus on them with an automatic camera.

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  8. Super piece of street art on Fitzroy St. Happy to hear that you're feeling better Andrew, poor R, has he caught your man cold? Can't believe the pants falling down thing is still in fashion, it's been around for years, fads aren't usually around so long.

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    1. Grace, I guess he had caught my cold. The falling down pants is hanging on with some diehards. Fitzroy is the best suburb for murals, but I don't go there often.

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