Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Pre Lockdown Mk 2

Jo stayed for a couple of nights. We took her into town, cautiously of course, and she chose a book at Dymocks we bought for her for her birthday. In the afternoon we took her to Princes Pier which is now some kind of attraction and it is nice enough. While I've shown it before, I am rather pleased with my photo of the redundant pylons.

A few other random photos thrown in. I cleared out a drawer of redundant spare light bulbs. They are not recyclable and so went into landfill. We still have spare incandescent light bulbs for overhead lighting in the lounge, dining and hallway fittings that are only used once in a blue moon.


No motorist in the top of the photo. The tram track is for trams, not for cars. You can't even see a traffic light, red or green.


Melbourne Bakery is problematic as it only uses cash and I don't use cash anymore, but I have to here if R doesn't pay. We sat outside and clearly someone had it in for the Bay Street, Port Melbourne bakery. There was beauty as the sunlight refracted through the smashed glass. A month later, and it still has not been replaced. Tardy insurance company?



A clever display of the name, but you need to get the angle and distance perfect, and I didn't.


Trains once ran out onto Princes Pier, to move freight and arriving immigrants.


The money shot. I am rather pleased with this photo, even if I say so myself.


A very strange car. Needs further investigation. Later: It is a Shelby Daytona coupĂ©.


19 comments:

  1. Take care. I love your photos.

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  2. Some beauties - and that money shot is a very rich money shot.

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  3. That looks like it could be a Ferrari.

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  4. Yes, indeed, that shot of the posts in water is excellent.

    Too bad about the smashed glass at the bakery. Why do some people get their jollies from destruction? Oh, don't get me started! :)

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  5. Stay safe. I am one who not fan of using cash either. I am afraid I will be dropping it

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  6. It sure is a money shot! Very beautiful!

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  7. Trains once ran out onto Princes Pier, to move freight and arriving immigrants... what a great idea, that was. I wish we had the trains going from the airport to the City, even now.

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  8. I like you pylons look like all standing to attention and the confused electrics too.
    Merle..........

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  9. I would have thought the Shelby was more of a track car.... maybe he uses it for both shopping and racing.

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  10. Goode collection of photos.
    I do like your pier photo, you did very well.
    Rather like those carved out names, they are different and indeed clever.

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  11. I like the pylons photo very much. I was in Dymocks myself just yesterday, buying a book for a soon-to-be-born child. I think it's important to read to them from a very early age. Two of my grandchildren were read to from the day they came home from hospital.

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  12. The Pylon pic is good. If that is an original Shelby, it is rather valuable. The corner of the white car on the left, looks like a VW Eos, I have one in that color.

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    1. By the tail light it looks like a ten year old car. I don't think we called them Eos here.

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  13. Has that bakery suffered a loss of clientele during the lockdown? Could be they can't afford to get that window fixed.

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    1. No more than any other similar business. I expect it would be covered by insurance.

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  14. Excerpt from memoirs.1971,Aug 1.The ship then called into Port Melbourne and unloaded a large number of Greek and Maltese immigrants, we then travelled to the city on a dilapidated dockside tram that had been adorned with many rude four letter words and other startling pornographic statements. (page 208)

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    1. Vest, I will have to look that up in your book. I am surprised I don't remember it. The transport will have been a train and not a tram.

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  15. The pilings shot is good, Andrew, with the reflections. Nice job. I have varous old lights bulbs on a shelf in the kitchen, of various wattages. I have two light fixtures in this house, one in the dining area, that hangs so low I can't go under it without brushing my head on them, and one in the bathroom. If one bulb goes out, must be replaced with same wattage bulb. I can never find that right wattage in my pile of bulbs.

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