Sunday, May 06, 2018

Sunday Selections

Joining in with River, Elephant's Child and others for Sunday Selections. All very random this week.

I expect the solar panels are worth more than the vehicle they sit upon. But I have noticed some people do like these older recreational vehicles for the simplicity and reliability.


Found in my phone last week. I don't know the name of the bridge but I know where it is and what it crosses. Any ideas?


In Mother's local shopping centre.


On the way home from our Sunday drive last week, we stopped off at a plant nursery and bought a potted cyclamen for the balcony. The nursery was very nice and such a lot on offer compared to the hit or miss big green tin hardware shed plant offerings. The nursery had a few budgies in large cages, mixed in with cockatiels. There were young birds and so kept seperate.


Action shot.


This reminds you of?


If you are of a certain age, probably this.


A bit different, I suppose.


They may be nice enough inside, but they are disgusting on the outside. Talk about utilitarian.


Firefighting Nephew loves this building and as well seaside house, would like an apartment in this building, that is the tall skinny blue framed one.


The Forum is undergoing restoration in a deal that will see entrepreneur David Marriner get approval for a highrise block in behind.


A recent discussion had us wondering if Traveller's Aid still operated. It does, at Flinders Street Station and Spencer Street Station.


Well, here is a new balcony sighting which I need to mention. Magpie, mudlark, two corella species, rainbow lorikeets, sulphur crested cockatoos, butcher bird, sparrows, Indian mynas, ravens, and probably some I have forgotten have made an appearance on our balcony. To this I can now add a currawong.




25 comments:

  1. We used caravans and campervans in the olden days (1950s and 60s) for holidays that were far cheaper than hotels. The recreational vehicle you photographed was even better, especially with the mod cons like solar panels.

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    1. Hels, yes, caravanning was once so cheap. Not quite the bargain it once was, but the standard of parks is much higher too.

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  2. I really need to look at buildings when I am out and about. They seem to escape my consciousness, though I always like to look at the ones you feature. The currawongs, like magpies, have a beautiful call. Which our 'prettier' birds so often don't.

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    1. EC, thanks. Yes, and I am hearing more and more currawongs, closer and closer.

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  3. That bridge looks like the Batman Bridge down the Tamar Valley!
    The colours of the birds are rather pretty..
    Building are looking all ok too.

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    1. Margaret, I would have been disappointed had you have not known. So, it is called Batman after the chap who escaped Tasmania and set up Melbourne.

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    2. Yes, that's it Andrew - the Batman Bridge :)

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  4. I did not recognise the bridge at all. Thank you Margaret!
    The campers are getting so much more popular now - for the 20 somethings at least! Cheap way of touring around. Van life is so on trend at the moment... apparently!

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    1. CM, having tried it two years ago, we decided it is not for us.

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  5. Just loved the forum!!! Saw so many movies there when young and it was a treat to go there.

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    1. Lady J, I went to something there once in eighties, but I can't remember what. We get a restored Forum, but another high rise tower. Fair deal?

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  6. I'm very glad to see Traveller's Aid still functioning, I used their facilities many years ago to warm food to feed my baby girl while train travelling between Brisbane and Adelaide.
    That window placement is unusual and quite pleasing.

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    1. River, I didn't see that comment coming. You used Traveller's Aid for the purposes it was intended for. Yes, I don't mind the windows.

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  7. That bird certainly has a bird's eye view!

    Have a great week, Andrew. :)

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    1. Lee, and probably with better eyesight than I have.

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  8. I've also seen quite a few camper vans with solar panels, must be some trend.
    That narrow blue building is interesting, it's probably only one room's width no?
    Some great visitors to your balcony, how nice.

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    1. Sami, I wonder what the panels charge? Batteries I suppose. Yes, I think the frontage would be one large lounge room. It's taken 15 years to get a currawong visitor. I thought the butcher bird was to most unusual.

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  9. I loce a bird on the balcony Greetings

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    1. Gosia, quite an aggressive bird but it does have a lovely song.

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  10. You have a tres diverse selection of architecture for us here today Andrew.. I should imagine with your balcony so high up it would be perfect for passing birds to stop for a while ☺

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    1. Grace, yes, quite diverse. Only mynahs leave evidence of them being on our balcony, aside from the great 2004 cockatoo massacre of a balcony plant.

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  11. That narrow highrise is something to see. How wide is it, in reality, do you know? It looks so skinny between the others.

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    1. Strayer, I am going past today, so I will check. It is very narrow.

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  12. I have sat near the Bunyip and the dog, sadly they did not reply when i prattled away to them.
    That building is revolting, the architect needs hauling over coals.

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    1. Jayne, is that what it is? A bunyip. It seems friendly enough, if not talkative. Maybe the architect has cubism fantasies.

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