Sunday, May 20, 2018

Sunday Selections

Joining with River and others for Sunday Selections. This week it is the usual hodge podge of photos taken here there and everywhere.

This area is within some circular entrance and exit ramps to a road tunnel below. It was once just native plants, but I think these shapes make it much more interesting. The photo was taken from Sturt Street. South Melbourne.


Who likes beige? Not me. This is a vast improvement.


It is cleverly done, by painting black on the horizontal facings and obviously, white on the vertical. Note even the rooftop is getting a black up, as I took the photo.


Oh, it does get hot quickly. 15 minutes and it has reached over 300C/600F.


To make some interest and attractiveness to a new development, someone thought to buy some plants in pots. Pity someone didn't think to water them.


The old building on the other side of Swanston Street was severely mistreated by architects. But I like what was done here.




A little hard to see but there four police cars parked next to the tram. A tweet came to my phone from the tram company; Outbound St Kilda Road services are delayed at Toorak Road due to a disruptive passenger.


The bare topped disruptive passenger was led away by our finest and hopefully charged with disruption.


Pretty flower very protected by spiky leaves.


Friday morning as I was getting ready for work at about 6, there was an almighty crash. It was dark and the camera did a better job than my eyes did at the time. It took me a while to make out, but a truck had tipped on its side, I expect rounding the corner from Toorak Road too fast. Of course some of you overseas people perhaps think the accident happened because everyone is driving on the wrong side of the road. The last of it was being cleaned up when came home for lunch at 11.30. I think they had separated the van part from the cabin and chassis, or maybe it just all fell apart.

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  1. The seventh and eighth photos make me feel a little sea sick. I don't think I could look at them for long in the flesh.
    You are so right about the architect atrocity on the other side of Swanston Street.

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    1. EC, I used some zoom. Probably better viewed from a distance. I am waiting for Storey Hall on the other side of the street to receive an appropriate renovation, some years later.

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  2. The white paint is definitely an improvement. Reminds me of the UN building. Must be from the same era.

    Our building is also getting repainted. I think they are choosing something dark so it will help us blend in a bit better with all the other drab grey buildings in the Docklands.

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    1. Ad Rad, in New York? We saw it but I can't remember it well. I think I have asked you before, but is your address Docklands or Melbourne?

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  3. Love the pics!
    Yes, the white is way better than boring beige. Hell is painted in beige.

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    1. Jayne, I would even say it is not an actual colour. Not everything in the 1980s was good.

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  4. Looks quite good the building they are painting.
    What a mess and delay in traffic with that accident.

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    1. Margaret, the traffic must have got a whole lot worse after I went to work, as peak hour kicked in.

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  5. What? You mean that people have to spend all that time and money on WATER for plants?

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    1. Cro, the photographic evidence seems to indicate so.

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  6. The watering is always the forgotten part of pot plants. I like the shapes in the first picture, but I think the black and white on that next building is a little stark, I'd have to get used to it over time.

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    1. River, it surely does look better than the bland beige. Remember the disaster of The Block exterior vertical garden? No water, I reckon.

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  7. That is so common to see, wishful thinking pots with plants, then no after care, and they're soon dead plants.

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  8. Love the quirky shapes in the first shot. OMG the architects who did that horrible thing to the building opposite on Swanston Street should be embarrassed! Those pots look very much like the pots in Aimee's back garden, don't tell her I said that 😀

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    1. Grace, yes the building is horrid, covered with what looks like green slime. Not as good in the garden as her mother then.

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  9. You see so much from your Highrise. You could not only present the daily traffic bulletins but also the weather predictions. Good use of black on that building.

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    1. Marie, perhaps I should spend less time gazing down on the world, but it is interesting at times.

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