Sunday, August 27, 2017

Sunday Selections

I am joining this week with River, and I expect Elephant's Child, with Sunday Selections.

This one is not my photo and I've tested what it suggests a few times and it simply does not work. Try it yourself and let me know if yours works.


Did I show you these unusual iris before? Brown and yellow are the colours of the Hawthorn Football Club, the team Sister supports, so we bought her a bunch.


Lovely symmetry and I would like to revisit the house when the magnolia is larger, but I can't remember the location of the house.


Much work has been undertaken below The Highrise, which I will get around to showing you at some point. It is still unfinished. It's a pity it is dirty, but how terrific that these old electrical boxes were restored and reused. There are at least three of them that I have seen. M&MTB stands for the now defunct Melbourne and Metropolitan Tramways Board.


Several years ago a glass topped table on someone's balcony was lifted by a strong wind from a balcony and it landed on the open surface of the recreation area.


We rarely walk southwards on the eastern side of Chapel Street Prahran, so this came as a bit of a surprise to me.



From our building's noticeboard. Art of Stone in Oxford Street, Paddington! Wow!


"But honey, it was cheap, one owner and low mileage. And it has velvet lining in the back and we could sleep there when we have weekends away."


An interesting little display in Campbell's Arcade (Degrave Street Subway) about Tasmanian Aborigines and dingoes. I think both were eliminated from Tasmania.



This is replica of the Welcome Stranger gold nugget that brought about huge immigration to Australia in the 1800s as people arrived to find gold. Most who became wealthy from gold did not search for gold but supplied the miners. It is on display at the Old Treasury Building.


Somehow this building opposite the Old Treasury Building survived Whelan the Wrecker, with only is southern wing demolished. It was once a private house built by a wealthy pastoralist but is now offices.


Which dressing will I have? The almost empty one of course and get rid of it, because that is the kind of thing I do. I really like Zoosh dressings, but the supermarkets seem to now be not liking Zoosh so much. I can never find their nice French dressing.


Once the Koala Motor Inn, this building was converted to bedsit apartments and sprinklers were retrospectively fitted. A friend owned one for a short time. It had nice views over Albert Park. The late Dame M went to a rooftop party there when it was still a motel.


I think it was Marie in London who shared some photos of real English Tudor buildings. They looked a bit wonky to me. Isn't our mock Tudor so much nicer and practical.


Prahran Station surrounded by some very ordinary modern buildings. I entered from the newish southern platform entrance, which seemed to be so much bother to have made, as documented by Marcus Wong.


The two storey white building is the former Station Hotel, with the train bursting out from the front of it. I continue to remember this wrongly, even though I corrected myself back in 2012. (There is a good photo there)



R: I wonder why all the birds (Indian Mynas) are on the balcony.
Me: Why didn't you say so earlier? They will crap everywhere.
I shooed them away, but it was too late.


I had only washed this cushion cover two weeks ago and now I have to do it again. The covers are very difficult to get on the foam cushions. (I left it for a couple of days, hoping it would dry and scrape off. It didn't and had to be washed out. No stain)


Last Sunday we raided Mother's garden, picking some camellia flowers and japonica (flowering quince) R arranges flowers with great care and skill, but no sooner than they were arranged they were hit by the heating and the flowers started dropping off. Oh well, they float nicely .I think Mother has about ten camellias in her large garden.



24 comments:

  1. Must remember not to walk near highrise blocks in high winds. Want to go out and try out the speedy lift trick.

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    1. Marie, especially not ones with balconies.

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  2. My partner is the flower arranger here. I belong to the 'drop them in the vase' group.
    Love your float bowl of camellias. And the house in the third.
    I will try the elevator trick (if I remember).

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    1. EC, I try to arrange flowers but the end result is the same as yours. I may as well have just dropped them in the vase.

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  3. Those irises are intriguing. At first I thought they might have been dyed (like what they sometimes do to dendrobium orchids or carnations) but I can't tell in this case.

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    1. Ad Rad, I had a good look at them and there is no sign of them being dyed. I am not keen on dyed flowers.

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  4. Quite a varied array of pics this Sunday, Andrew.

    You're just going to have to make your own dressing now....and it will be tastier, nicer .... and cheaper. :)

    Have yourself a great week. :)

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    1. Varied, just like me Lee. Some may say scatterbrained. I say knowing very little about a lot. I may just very well make my own dressing. Google will help.

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  5. Bit of everything there something for everyone.
    Merle..........

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    1. But nothing appealed to you Merle?

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  6. The supermarkets are doing this to a lot of brands. If you have an IGA nearby give them a try, and if that does not work but you really want to find your product contact the company via their website and ask who stocks it near you. ;)

    I nearly lost it yesterday when I thought my eggs had been removed from the shelves, turns out they just got moved to a new spot. If that ever happens I will throw myself on the floor and have an actual tantrum like a 2 year old. :)

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    1. Snoskred, we only have small IGAs. The large one in my mother's town closed down. I reckon I could find it if I tried really hard, but I am just cross at Coles for no longer stocking it, never mind R's Bushell's Coffee Essence.

      Some things disappear and are replaced by something else, just as good. I noted yesterday when shopping that you can no longer buy Pure and Simple oil spray. It probably disappeared decades ago.

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    2. Try Woolies. The big two often interchange items. Well, they used to. Do you have a Foodland there or is that just SA?

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  7. Very nice selection this week. A question about picture #8, the sales notice.
    Item #5: 1 stunning long gloss white (purchased for $2500.00 at designer furniture store in Chapel Street South Yarra) just gorgeous.
    'stunning long gloss white' what?

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    1. River, I noticed that too. I expect it is a sideboard of some sort. Just between you and me, the seller was the former wife of Famous Bearded Media Person, now a Senator in Parliament. Think of an expensive perfume and you will have her name.

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  8. A wide variety in your selection today. I love the camellias.

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    1. Diane, we walked around Mother's garden and I think she has about 12 different camellias. A couple aren't looking great but most were.

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  9. The Edwardian treasure with the lovely symmetry is gorgeous. But it was very big for a family home, so perhaps it was used as a hospital, aged care unit or school.

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    1. Hels, I have a feeling the house was in Camberwell and there are some exceptionally large houses there.

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  10. The metal electric boxes look classy. I like them. Don't get me started on bird droppings. The Canada Geese, who will soon be arriving from the north in massive flocks, always seem to get me, or my car, like they're spotting for me, as a sport. I run for cover when I hear them honking from above. What is that a confounded robot, the building side painting?

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    1. Strayer, I would imagine what the geese drop is of quits a size too. I have no idea about the robot.

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  11. Haha! Do you do the Zoosh face every time you have a salad Andrew.. can just see it 😀 Super Sunday selections!

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    1. Grace, is that in a tv ad? I will ask my expert commercial tv advisor when he wakes from his nap.

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  12. Btw I meant to say, the incredible large scale art work is by English street artist Phlegm, it's brilliant!

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