Sunday, July 02, 2017

Sunday Selections

Joining with River and others for Sunday Selections. Again as last week most are older photos and there could be some repeats.

Winter solstice sun as dawn breaks. In a couple of minutes the sun will disappear behind the building and that is our bloomin' lot of sun for the day.


"Make sure Little Jo does not sit at the computer all morning", said Sister. We walked in Fawkner Park and she quite enjoyed the walk did not complain.



I don't think it was our large department store Myer. I also think this is where the Butterfly Club once was.


We were checking out Arbory, built where the former train station platform 11 once was. We decided against a brunch there. It was too closed in.


Push pull. Muscles are bulging, and the men's too.




Flinders Street Station is now covered with scaffolding, while it is repaired and repainted. In this photo, the vents have been covered over in preparation, then scaffolding and screening went up.


At South Wharf, I think that is what it is called.





Dog Jack has gone to live in Launceston in Tasmania with his mum. It is unlikely we will never look after him again.


A new leaf on the indoor plant is not welcome. The plant gets too big and has to be done away with. This is the third palm plant we have had here. We tried trimming back and root cutting, but they died. Easier to just buy a new one. Our disposable society, hey.


This is the outbound lane of the Toorak Road West/ Kingsway/St Kilda Road intersection. Gas, water pipes, storm water pipes, telecommunications and power are all being moved, leading to some traffic congestion.


I expect this scene of a van going down the wrong way along the road will be a thing of the past, once the works are finished.


The van is from out of town, Tarra Valley.


This intersection will never look the same again, least of all because many of the trees have been cut down. 


A rain front approached.


And missed us, as often happens.


Often an old sign will be exposed when a building is demolished. Our land line phone numbers have gone from 6 digits to 8, but I can't see any need for anymore as so many people no longer bother with a land line.


I complain how little our local council does for us in our neglected and foreign strip of the City of Port Phillip, but they have installed some exercise equipment in the Little Sandy Desert. The equipment appears to be designed for older people, with some simple co-ordination items.


Nice work. Majorca Buildings, Centre Place, Melbourne.


Autumn arrived. Now it is winter.


It was hard to work out where the sky met the sea and this ship almost seemed to be floating in the sky.


We are very close to our neighbour's windows. Why do they insist on having them open even midwinter? Lighting the barbeque which sits less than a metre away on the balcony soon has them shut.


Colours of autumn.


One for Lee. But not of Queensland beans, methinks.


23 comments:

  1. Loving your very varied selection. You are right about the ship floating on air. At least the windows of your close neighbour don't reveal them doing naked early morning exercises as one of ours did for far too long. Not a pretty first sight of the day.
    And I always watch the rowers too.

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    1. EC, it rather depends on what the neighbour looked like. Not great, I guess.

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  2. Yes...the Nestles factory has been in Gympie for many, many years. I was in primary school...1953...when the factory first opened for operation...making powdered milk! It was quite an event...and through the years it's grown in production and has given many of the locals jobs.

    There's nothing quite as enjoyable as al fresco dining. I prefer sitting outside to dine enjoy a coffee than sitting indoors.

    Have yourself a good week, Andrew. :)

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    1. Lee, a light has just switched on. Nestles Nescafe. How come I never connected the two. Yesterday for brunch out was the first day this year where we sat inside, otherwise we always sit outside. Yesterday was about 4 degrees, so finally the weather beat us.

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  3. You really should consider buying a plant that doesn't grow beyond the size you prefer. There has to be some available.
    Your views are lovely, the dawn sun in particular.

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    1. Quite so River, about the plant, btu I look after outdoor plants. R does inside plants. He does well with flowers, but maybe not with indoor plants. Yepm, our views are pretty good.

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  4. An interesting and varied collection of photos. I really like your sunrise capture. Stunning!

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    1. CM, I went back and had a look at the photo, and yes, it wasn't too bad. Thanks.

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  5. That is the ship from The Pirate Movie! ;)

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    1. Snoskred, I can guess, even though I have not seen the movie.

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  6. Andrew I love your winter and colourful leaves. In Europe we have cloudy and rainy weather not typical for summer.

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    1. Gosia, after such early hot weather! We are getting to the point where we really need rain.

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  7. My office is opposite the Majorca Building and I really enjoy the sea tiles, the gold pillars and the shells. I haven't seen the holiday flats upstairs, but the small coffee shops and cafes below are perfect.

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    1. Hels, we love Centre Place and are often there. I think your have your own secret post office where you work.

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  8. Awww Jack is a sweetie, he looks exactly like my sister's dog! You really need to get a long lens so we can see the pushing and pulling of those muscles a wee bit clearer 😀 Andrew it must be quite interesting looking down onto the traffic below, it's a really busy intersection, are there many accidents? One thing I did notice was that the big McDonald sign seems to be gone off the roof, was that due to complaints from public?

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    1. Grace, yes, I need more zoom. It is interesting and it is very busy. There are fewer accidents now that when we first moved here, due to improvements in the traffic lights and it is now at times quite congested so no one can drive fast enough to run into anyone. Someone across the road from McDonalds may have complained to the City of Melbourne who were quite cross and acted very promptly. I have a win at times.

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  9. I don't know why but it made me unreasonably sad that you keep throwing the plants away and buying new ones.

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    1. VV, it makes us sad too, although the last one was nearly dead after its trim. I have responsibility for the balcony plant and twice a year, down the rubbish chute it goes. It used to upset me and we would offer a plant to people, but no one really wanted them. I have become hard hearted about it now. Thanks for the comment.

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  10. That's funny you light the barbecue to get your neighbor to close their windows. When neighbors use the stretch out front of my window to park their excess cars, I simply move a bird feeder out front. Takes care of the problem!

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    1. Strayer, I hasten to add that we don't light the barbeque to get them to close their windows, but that is a result of when we light the barbeque to cook. Terrific idea about the bird feeder. No one likes a spattered car.

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  11. Give me your plants!!!!! I love indoor plants.

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    1. I'll try to keep that in mind, Fen.

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