Sunday, March 12, 2017

Sunday Selections

Joining with River and others for Sunday Selections, this week with random photos. Some are phone photos.

Chinese Dragon Day, aka Chinese New Year. Noisy, chaotic, smoky and great fun. We were not there to participate though. This is as close as we got. Noise, crowds, smoke and chaos are not fun for me.


An old Australian saying is calling someone 'a bit of a galah'. After watching these galahs swinging around on the footpegs of this communication tower, I understand where the term came from. The birds were having great fun. (A couple of weeks later, I saw corellas and and galahs in battle at the same place. Were they all having fun or was it territorial?)


On guard in the Block Arcade.


A little blurry, but these are starting? to appear at barber shops, upholding the long tradition of the coloured spiral pole to identify a barber, perhaps once for the illiterate. They are lit and the spiral rotates.


Which building do you like? Not a hard question for me.


This one is a bit harder. The crowning glory, 'though not literally, is the modern ANZ bank building and I quite like it.


How to buy Maccas #101 when travelling. It is so easy. You drive your car and trailer across a pedestrian walkway and then and stop illegally, and then reverse into an illegal parking space. Nothing to do with the car in the photo. I am talking about the the space between the yellow traffic light pole and the black and white direction arrow sign. That is where the car and trailer drove across.


Once positioned, then reverse into a no standing area, and go and get your McDonalds rubbish. 


14 comments:

  1. So driving in Melbourne is as bad as Sydney.
    Merle..................

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    1. Merle, I think it is worse here.

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  2. I love the idea of the coloured spiral pole coming back to identify a barber. But don't forget that barbers used to perform surgery on customers - I suspect the bowl at the bottom of the spiral pole was used to catch the blood.

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    1. Oh Hels. You sure know how to cheerful on a Sunday morning. Did they remove teeth?

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  3. I love the bronze guard puppy :)
    I thought barbers poles were only red and white, perhaps the ones with green had an extra service available, like surgery as Hels says.

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    1. River, that may well be. Yes, they were only red and white.

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    2. As you mentioned to Hels, some barbers did also extract teeth, perhaps that's what the green spirals meant.

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  4. I can't imagine being that desperate for a Maccas.
    Loved the guard puppy - and like the lower building.

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    1. EC, the puppy is cute. I think the status quo would go for the lower building.

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  5. Goodness, what cheek to drive across and park where you are not supposed to park, yes have seen people do that.
    Like the idea of the barber light , can't recall it from years ago yet it looks familiar.

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    1. Margaret, I can't actually remember seeing the barber poles in my childhood, but I certainly knew about them.

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  6. Wow, the direct route, forget all the signage and legalities, to park where you want when you want. In some ways I admire the audacity.

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    1. Strayer, the chances of the person being caught and fined is slim. Our society only functions because the vast majority of people do the right thing.

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  7. And today, Monday, is the Moomba Parade, which is on as I type!

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