Monday, October 21, 2019

Monday Mural

Perhaps this very large mural demonstrates the diversity of the inner eastern suburb of Richmond. It certainly has a great diversity of drugs to be bought on the street. But yes, regardless, it is an interesting and has a very diverse population. There was lots of police on the streets as there is a nearby drug injecting facility and the open on street selling of drugs was a problem. But my god, how cheap are the fruit and vegetables in Richmond. A few days later we were in the western suburb of Footscray, another quite diverse area, but the Richmond fruit and vegetable prices beat the Footscray Market hands down.

As always we brunched at the Victoria Lounge Cafe and Sandwich Bar. The Asian owner is so handsome, the food is great and not expensive, the service is good and it has on street seating in two streets. Hey, I should get a free meal for such a glowing review. No website but reviewed at Tripadvisor.

Why were we in Richmond? Household Management needed a large packet of satay powder. It's the only place we know where we can buy it. I can always find the shop among the many grocery shops because it is called Hung ??? something. Make of that what you will.



31 comments:

  1. Love the mural - and smiling at your commentary.

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    1. That's a nice compliment EC. My ego needs them at times.

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  2. Noticing the handsomeness of a cafe proprietor is a new one on me. You hand’t partaken of the wares on sale in Richmond, had you?

    S

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    1. Friko, in spite of your ever so advanced years, you don't notice handsome men who serve you? No, no drugs apart from the legal ones since the early 90s.

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  3. Any of those people famous?

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    1. I don't know Kirk. I don't recognise any of them.

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  4. I really like the mural because everyone looks happy and the man wearing the cool shades looks as though he's looking out from behind the tree.

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    1. Cheryl, with the advantage of having being there, it is woman looking out from the trees. Thanks.

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  5. Sound like great combo when food great and cheap.
    Coffee is on

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    1. Dora, and we hunt out an know such places in our city.

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  6. IN the first picture the man on the far left looks like a Mafia Boss or something. Kinda scary! Love cheap food deals!

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    1. Mribeth, I agree. Perhaps it is a portrait of the local drug lord.

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  7. Don't know Kirk, but they are very believable portraits.

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    1. Hels, I think you are correct in that they are portraits, but of who?

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  8. Very realistic murals but who are these people? Are they on the wanted list?

    XO
    WWW

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    1. WWW, absolutely no idea. I wish muralists would sign their work so I can find them on the net.

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  9. Food sounds delicious at the Victoria Lounge Cafe. Yes, free meal for you!

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    1. Strayer, in spite of deserved glowing reviews of many places, I've never received and offer of a freebie.

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  10. Nice work; are they local residents?

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  11. I remember we drove through Richmond on our way to some other suburb when we lived in Melbourne; it looked rather seedy, rundown. Not a place I'd want to get out of the car and walk around with small children. Hopefully it's better now, but the drug problem suggests not. I like the mural.

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    1. River, it is still rough around the edges, but the property prices are astronomical.

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  12. I took a quick trip over to the Victorian Lounge Cafe and Sandwich Bar.
    I told them you sent me. Your free sandwich should be in the mail.

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    1. Haha No Thoughts. I will await my sandwich with great anticipation.

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  13. Murale molto belli.
    Buon inizio settimana.

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  14. Scary neighborhoods, become better places, when good people brave the streets, engage the people, go in search of the things that make the neighborhood unique (at least the legal kinds of things that make the neighborhood unique.) Nice murals.

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    1. Travel, you are right and we did our bit, although we didn't engage.

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  15. A diverse and interesting group of faces looking out there Andrew.. they will mean something to somebody I'm sure 😊

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    1. Grace, perhaps, or they are just representative of the people of the suburb.

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