This metal utility cover looked new to me. Surely there is not an iron foundry in our inner northern suburb? Apparently there is, although it has moved to Coburg, which is still quite close. Davies & Baird is a very sophisticated and modern company.
What a queer plant. I think I may have seen a photo of one on River's blog. What is it?
Dan Murphy's, the liquor retailer moved from an old premises in Chapel Street to a new one across the road perhaps a decade or more ago. Dan's is now owned by Woolworths, a South African company, I believe. The clock that sat very comfortably in the old premises in a alcove came across to the new premises where it does not really work very well visually, but I am pleased it was kept.
There is a scare campaign underway about the construction of Metro Rail underground and the Domain Station, which will be constructed by cut and cover rather than like most of the rest of the tunnel which will be bored. Many elm and plane trees will be felled, but replanted. The figure for the number of trees to be cut down varies wildly, depending on which vested interest you listen to. The project will affect us, hopefully in a minor way. I don't mind the scare campaign though, as it may result in a better outcome. Our building is one of 12 apartment buildings, the G12, which is protesting against the impact of the construction of the station. I may write more about it later.
While I had seen crested pigeons in northern Victoria, I am fairly sure they have only been seen in Melbourne for around the last decade.
I had not seen the newspaper marker's marks for a couple of months, but he or she is back at one of my favourite outdoor cafes.
A little Swan Lake to promote an exhibition of the works of French impressionist painter Edgar Degas at the National Gallery of Victoria. The lasses were returning to the College of the Arts on the same tram I caught home. They were very good.
I think the Chemist Warehouse has closed at the corner of Elizabeth and Bourke Streets and has now opened its new shop where the electronics retailer Dick Smith's premises was, below ground level in the company of Japanese retailer Daiso. Daiso must be very happy with the extra bodies passing by the entrance to its store. Chemist Warehouse in the city is incredibly busy.
Another day, more newspaper markings. There does seem to be a focus on numbers.
Can you read this? We only bought a couple of things and something must have gone wrong with the scanner. We paid $00.04, 4 cents that is, for half a butternut pumpkin. Bargain, and we did not complain that we were being undercharged.