Sunday, December 01, 2019

Sunday Selections

Joining in with Elephant's Child and possibly River for Sunday Selections. This week, random photos, mostly mine but some by others. Gosh, I don't think I will have any SS photos for next week.

Organ builders! Can I design and have built an organ to suit my purpose?


Reminds me of where I worked before retirement. So many chiefs and the number of indians kept to a minimum.


I was worried that this house was being demolished so I took a walk. It is not, just under renovation and extended.


Bromby Street has some nice art deco.




And some nice Victorian terraces.


Not really art deco. Hels? Royce Hotel, once a Rolls Royce car dealership.


To get this you have to know what Tinder is and also the broad New Zealand accent.


Poor James O'Brien and his fellow workers at our national radio and tv broadcaster, Our ABC, who have to deal with this. We go from winter time, all very orderly, to chaos as some states embrace daylight saving and some don't. (Damn English language! I had to change have to has back and forth as I changed what I wrote)



 A two door Chrysler Valiant from the 1970s, designed and built here in Australia. What a great car.


Geez, another UK photo that I have no idea about was in my To Post folder.


Published around the time of the Melbourne Cup horse race. I am not sure I like this tv show either but what choice do we have.


Oh my Mr Wolf. What big waves you have. Anyone know where they were taken?



How will the under constructions Metro Tunnel get under the Sandringham train line. "We will just raise the level of the Sandringham line", and they did.


Another great photo from Shorpy.com Is implaccable a word? They are not happy. They are not sad. They are not thoughtful. They are as I think the word implacable means.


One for Sami, and if she would be kind enough to translate Tuga? Food?


Rainbows are but a distant memory. I would call this a stub of a rainbow.

27 comments:

  1. I liked that you finished with a rainbow - any day with a rainbow in it is immediately improved.
    A lovely, and very varied selection today - thank you.
    And yes to the chiefs and indians. These days we sack the indians and hire an outsourced indian (often from overseas).

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    1. EC, yes, the corporate world is cruel to those on the lowest rungs.

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  2. My, oh, my...this certainly is a varied, interesting array of photos for us to ponder over!

    Have yourself a good week, Andrew. :)

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  3. A marvellous selection and thought provoking. I love that Victorian with the upper gallery and I am stealing the fire Dave picture.

    XO
    WWW

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    1. WWW, well designed for hot weather but we don't do that anymore.

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  4. I agree with Elephants Child, a day with a rainbow would be lovely. The Kathy Wilcox Reality TV cartoon is spot on. Thanks for sharing all your great photos, now we are going out to feed the cattle.

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    1. Cheryl, sexism in all of us. I assumed the cartoonist was a he. May the heavens open upon you.

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  5. I love Victorian terraces and would have lived in one if I had my own choice, but husband didn't want to move to Carlton, East Melbourne etc. Deco homes are very different but are also a delight.

    The Royce Hotel was originally built in 1920, on average a decade too early for Deco in Australia. So see it you can find a photo of the building when it was first built; otherwise it might have been redesigned later.

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    1. Hels, Victorian terraces come with stairs. Not a great idea for when you are older. Gosh, your husband could have walked to work if you lived in East Melbourne and so could have you.

      I think you may be right about the Royce Hotel.

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  6. The waves photos are pretty spectacular :)
    I love the Terraces and the Valiant.
    HATE daylight saving time. I read a wise old Indian saying online recently that said "only a white man would cut a foot off the end of a blanket and sew it onto the other end and think he has a longer blanket" Ditto daylight "saving". It's a stupid idea and should never have been thought of. Australian summer days have enough daylight at both ends already, and when the DST is begun and ended too soon and too late, as it is now, nobody is happy about getting up in the dark and getting home at near dark. NOBODY.

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    1. River, what the Indian man said is funny. I don't mind daylight saving. I was nearly always getting up in the dark when I worked, regardless and I did like the later daylight evenings.

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  7. I like alsort of art and I forgot about Chrysler Valiant.
    Coffee is on

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    1. Ah Dora, you had Chrysler Valiant too. I don't think they were the same car though.

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  8. Love the art deco houses Andrew. That tinder sign is so funny :)
    Tuga is the slang word for Portuguese. In fact today we're having a Christmas picnic in Kings Park with the all the Tugas I know, and some I don't know :)

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    1. Thanks Sami. That is interesting. Toogers or Tuggers?

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  9. Some great pix there Andrew. May I borrow the one with Dave?

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    1. Cro, given I 'found' it on the internet, of course feel free.

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  10. Two lovely Art Deco homes here Andrew.The Tinder sign made me laugh out loud, I love the New Zealand accent, always makes me smile. Gosh those waves are tsunami big 😱 Super series of Sunday shots!

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    1. Grace, word play as on the Tinder sign always amuses me. Thanks.

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  11. Btw daylight saving is a pain in the proverbial, it's just not natural AND it means we are now three hours behind Sydney which can occassion very early calls from grandchildren eager to impart news 😁

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    1. Grace, it is a pain when other states don't participate. Very early calls. Thinking it through. Yes. but I bet you don't mind really.

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  12. Mandy different photos there in your Sunday collection.
    Didn't realise you are retired, recall you posting that you were then you weren't.
    Must have happened whilst we were away.
    Remember the Valiant.

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    1. Margaret, that is kind of true. I was retired and then not but since September I am retired. How cool were Valiants.

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  13. I've been dealing with it for a few years now, so it's not too bad. Nonetheless, I would like SA and NT to go on one hour difference from the East Coast instead of 30 minutes. That way, ABC Radio could deliver more live programming to those states.

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    1. James, that really would make sense.

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