Sunday, April 08, 2018

Sunday Selections

See what River and Elephant's Child have posted for this week's Sunday Selections.

I see the light, but only the reflected light.


Our friend died in Cabrini Hospital. After visiting, usually arriving by tram, a couple of times we walked to Malvern Station and caught the train into town. I thought the history of this house in Wattletree Road was interesting.



Once after visiting our friend, we decided impromptu to catch the train in the other direction to the new train station at Southland. It all worked well, but I see no reason to revisit Southland unless to meet Copperwich. Did we travel on the longest travelator in the world?


How do cars possibly get into such a position and block a Route 58 tram from turning the corner. The world is full of cretins.


Unusual flowers a few weeks ago. No idea what they are. This week's are sun flowers, in memory of our departed friend who loved them.


The gubbermint has sprayed us again with chemicals designed to keep us peaceful and not rebel. Always keep you tin hat at hand.



The paperless office never eventuated, and nor has paperless travel.


The cruise ship season has pretty well ended in Melbourne, but it never stops in Sydney. Something really went wrong with shipping schedules this day. Neither the port bound or outbound ship should have been in view at the time I took the photo. Ships and boats always travel on the opposite side of the road to what we do.


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  1. Love the idea of sunflowers in honour of your friend. And had no idea that ships and boats travelled on the opposite side of the road to us.

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    1. EC, I took a photo of the sunflowers today and of course I thought of him.

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  2. The ships captains were probably exchanging Grindr profiles...or recipes for pink gin....

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    1. Jayne, a clever reinvention of knitting patterns. Hmm, Grindr profiles on cruise and cargo ships. How do I do that?

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  3. I totally agree re your "cretins" observation. The trouble is they're multiplying faster than rabbits are, I think!

    I hope the coming week brings much light and happiness. Take care. :)

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    1. Driving wise Lee, for sure. Off to Sydney on Tuesday for the opera. Seeing Mother on Thursday. Twins 1 year old birthday party Saturday. Couldn't be better.

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  4. What a fantastic idea... putting the history of 19th century houses in Wattletree Rd on a plaque-type thingy on the front fence. I am in Wattletree Rd weekly and will love to read what looks like detailed information.

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    1. Hels; visit North Adelaide, where lots of older homes have information plaques on the front fence.

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    2. Hels, just on the other side of the road from Cabrini. Hard to imagine a pub being there now.

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  5. Varied selection of photos. Still paper, wonder will there always be paper.
    Like the idea of sunflowers, always bright and cheery.

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    1. Margaret, I don't think paper will ever go away. People really like the physical proof of what is on paper. Would trust the title of your home to be a document on your phone?

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  6. Here in France, NOT keeping ancient paperwork is almost a criminal offence. Being from a more liberal country I tend to chuck everything, but my friends gasp in horror! Paper is alive and well in France.

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    1. Cro, knowing technology as I do, and having lost thing tech stored things, I don't think paper records are so bad. Perhaps France is like Japan, where everything is high tech, but still also done on paper.

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  7. When a vessel enters a harbour , It keeps close to the starboard bouy( right side)starboard or green marker post, On leaving the left or port side of the vessel keeps close to the green again. ie Right side In port side Out.

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    1. Yes Vest, and that is how we boated on the Murray River and learnt that. Bit weird for Australians though.

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  8. Question. Who was the first person to leave the RMS Titanic when it left Southampton on its fateful voyage? Name please.

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    1. Vest, I was going to say the barnacle scraper, but it was a new ship on its maiden voyage, so no barnacles. So the ship sign writer who wrote RMS Titanic on the side. Ok, I give up.

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  9. Lucky shot getting both ships in the frame. The old cottage looks pretty, I hope is it well maintained inside. I haven't got a clue about the flowers.

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    1. River, I suppose it was a lucky shot. One of them must have been an important ship for me to be taking much notice. It was the time of nearly daily cruise ship arrivals and departures. I expect the house is very nice inside. Only rich people can afford such an overgrown garden and not care about it.

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  10. I love sunflowers and have planted them every year here and will do so this year, should the weather become normal.

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    1. Strayer, spring has certainly arrived in Europe, so maybe your weather will improve soon. We don't buy sunflowers very often. Not sure why.

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  11. I live within walking distance of Cabrini, you could have dropped by for a cuppa x

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    1. Fen, you may be scared to know how close to your place I am at times when I am at work.

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