Sunday, November 17, 2019

Sunday Selections

Very random photos for this week's Sunday.

The men in white while works were happening below are taking refreshment before the start of their night shift.


Can't remember where. The words say, The Practice of Beading, and then, Fortunes. Makes sense, no?


How could no one notice the trees on our podium level were dying because the watering system had failed. Trees look sick before they die. The whole area has been redone and is looking good.


Dilapidated in Chapel Street.


A gathering in the Altona Village park. Was it the advertised Easter Festival?


I've looked long and hard several times and I can't find any mistake. Wow, I just did. It is just like I write at times. Can you?


Dilapidated in Geelong.


Not dilapidated where I had my skin cancer surgery.


With a nice garden.


I can't remember the first name of the Lady Clarke who attended an antique auction where we were also, along with her husband the late Sir Rupert. Is it feasible that this woman could be Sir Rupert's mother? I forget what the display was about now but  I think it was in Flinders Lane. I have checked, yes, Sir Rupert's mother and she and her husband built Cliveden, a huge 28 bedroom mansion in East Melbourne, demolished to build an exceptionally ugly high rise brown brick Hilton Hotel, now a Pullman Hotel.

Now if you go back to the two photos above, where I had my surgery is known as Epworth Cliveden, once called the Cliveden Hill Private Hospital. There is no connection at all between the hospital and the demolished mansion.


Curious that 'the' looks like an afterthought, squashed in up the top. Queen Victoria Gardens.




"Every Saturday morning we would sit on the bench by the railway track & eat our sausage sizzle. We spent the morning waving at passengers on train." Plaque at one of the stations in a very expensive area along the Sandringham train line.


No idea where The Jam House is. Maybe mistakenly left over from England photos?


Thinking about installing these in our bathrooms, but now the weather is warming, they are on the back burner.


Why did I save this photo? I think because it looks like an old fire station with an opening too small for large modern fire trucks.


A professional truck driver decided to drive along the St Kilda Road tram tracks. No man, that is for trams only.


24 comments:

  1. Ahhh...modern conveniences and technology! Where would we be without them?

    Have a good week, Andrew...take care...have fun. :)

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  2. I suprise trees down under loose all there leaves.
    Coffee is on

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    1. Dora, mostly imported trees from Europe.

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  3. Epworth Cliveden is gorgeous. My beloved has rooms there.

    Mind you, half of East Melbourne is still gorgeous.

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    1. Ah Hels. I didn't even have to stalk before you coughed up. It's rather a rabbit warren inside.

      Step away from the main roads and East Melbourne is so quiet and beautiful.

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  4. I found the mistake, but had to read it three times first. Do NOT put the bathroom essential on the back burner. Install it now so when you eventually need it you just have to flip the switch. I'd love to have one here, but electricians charge an arm and a leg and maybe my firstborn great grandchild too. Not that there is one on the way.

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    1. River, you are right. Now is the time to do it, ready for next winter. The air con heat doesn't push through to my bedroom and bathroom so well. Yes, it will cost a lot. I may well be living beyond my retired person's income as it is. Our electrician won't quote, but he charges fairly in my opinion.

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  5. Really great building where you had your op.
    The memorial is also good.
    Poor house needs a coat of paint.

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    1. Margaret, good house, basically sound, but really in need of paint.

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  6. Amazing the photos we take and then wonder why we took it. I am slowly deleting a lot of photos on my external hard drive. My theory is, if I can give it tags to find later then I don't need it.
    Further to your comment on my post, yes it is much colder than normal for November and more snow than normal.
    https://www.theweathernetwork.com/ca/news/article/early-november-cold-sets-new-record-streak-for-toronto-ottawa

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    1. Jackie, I don't usually go back to stored photos. While I have a filing system, it requires some memory work. I'm sure the record cold is nothing to do with climate change as it is supposed to become warmer and more humid ;-)

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  7. I found the mistake on my second reading. We had those heaters/ventilators/lights installed in our bathrooms recently, really happy with them, we still used the heating a couple of days but mainly it's the ventilation system that is so much better than the simple fan we had.
    Have a lovely week Andrew

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    1. Sami, we have one large exhaust fan ducted to the bathroom, the toilet and my ensuite, so that is not an issue for us. I need to know if there is clearance above sufficient to install them. I did email our electrician but it seems, cute and hot as he is, is not an email person. I will have to ring him.

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  8. When my bathroom is remodeled, I am going to have the heat lamp removed, I almost never use it.

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    1. Travel, you would have central heating no doubt, so not much need for it then.

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  9. I notice that everyone who says they spotted the mistake didn't actually say what the mistake was.. bit suss if you ask me 😉 what was it? Your cancer removing spot is much nicer looking than my cancer removing spot, more heritage looking 😁

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    1. Two "the" together, one at the end of one line and the other at the beginning of the next line.

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    2. Grace, yeahhhhhh. But River below is on the ball as always with spelling, grammar sentence construction and (smiling to myself at the memory) correct expressions about religion.

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    3. River, it was sneaky of them to put it where the line broke. Had the two the had been on the same line, I would have spotted it straight away I expect.

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  10. Oh how on earth did I miss that!

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    1. Grace, I missed it for a long time.

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  11. That last one, how in the world?

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    1. Strayer, I've never seen it happen before.

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