Sunday, April 03, 2016

Sunday Selections

Some randomness and Grand Prix photos. Check what River and others have on offer this Sunday.

I did not enter to win this Mustang on display in Bourke Street Mall.


Early morning sun reveals a ball Dog Jack left behind.


Look up in the sky. Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Yes, several.




The Roulettes flying over the Grand Prix circuit on the final day.


They were also looking at this, an RAAF F18 bomber. The noise the machine makes is both horrendous and scary. 0:7 Unfortunately YT changed the colour.



 A funny little sculpture at Middle Park Beach.


The only dish I cook. Not sure why R took a photo.


Over Easter they took away our trams for some tram track replacement and replaced them with buses. In spite of all the information on the web and Tweets I could read, I had to ask someone where to catch the tram to the city. We walked to where the tram was terminating and boarded at the outbound stop to go inbound. Pretty instinctive, no?

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  1. Should be more random photos of fried rice featured on your blog Andrew.

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    1. Carol, my fried rice is rather nice.

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  2. YT did 'prettify' the sky didn't they? A shame. I think the grey and sombre sky is more appropriate. I like the Middle Beach sculpture. Did it remain?

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    1. EC, it was the nice blue of a clear day. I can probably undo it. I just wanted it stabilised. That sculpture is bronze and well attached and has been there for a number of years.

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  3. Did you not want the mustang, if you won you could give it to me I don't drive but it would look nice; sitting in my driveway.Noisy planes so glad we no longer live under the flight path.
    Merle..............

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    1. Merle, I am puzzled by you saying you no longer live under a flight path...ah, perhaps you mean you lived elsewhere. Yes, of course.

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  4. The mustang would certainly stand out and make a statement when you went for a drive.

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    1. CM, I would be embarrassed to be seen it.

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  5. Good looking vehicle.
    Those bombers do make a noise and we don't often have one down here.

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    1. Margaret, I think they are based at Sale in the east of Victoria. Unless we have to defend Antarctica, I guess there is not much reason for them to fly over you.

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  6. That funny little sculpture doesn't commemorate Harold Holt's clothes? the ones he took off when he allegedly walked into the sea?
    Fried rice is all you cook? Tsk. Get into the kitchen and learn at least one other dish and a dessert.

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    1. River, it may well do. Cranky sent me a nice recipe to try and I tried to get R enthused to cook it, but he is not, so I may have to do it.

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  7. That's so funny, everyone congregating and staring up into the sky, then come the planes. Love the light highlighting the ball. Nice.

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    1. Strayer, they were mainly gathered to watch the Grand Prix and socialise. The planes were a bonus.

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  8. I like the unusual sculpture. At least you won't starve if anything happens to R.

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    1. Diane, I might starve as I only cook it about once a month. Any more and we would tire of it. So I will starve. Meals on Wheels may be a good option.

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  9. Andrew I woul like to have the car..

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    1. Gosia, you will have to come to Australia to collect it and then drive it for a few days to the north, put it on a ferry to Singapore and then drive it home.

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  10. I've never been crazy about mustangs myself. In my younger days I desperately wanted a Trans Am, however. These days something small and fuel-efficient is my preference. When I drive, which is seldom.

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    1. Cranky, I can just remember Trans Am. I think some may have been privately imported and converted to rh drive here. We used to have specialist motor shops to convert cars as it was rarely economical for US car makers to make a run of rh drive cars.

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  11. Love finding funny little sculptures and murals unexpectedly. Wonder if this one does represent HH's discarded clothing :) The Roulettes attracted quite an audience Andrew, noisy beggars :)

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    1. Grace, I think the sculpture just represents someone have stripped off and gone for a dip. While the Roulettes are noisy gnats, they don't make a noise anything like the F18. I'd hate to be in a war zone and hear that sound.

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  12. So if you win that car will that be an end to travelling on the Melbourne trams?

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    1. Not at all Marie. Trams are often quicker and no parking stress. I've driven into the city once late on Saturday afternoon once since we have lived here.

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