Maybe it the good rain of the past couple of years. Maybe it is the colder winter we have just seemed to have come through, but the magnolias look glorious this year.
This soulangeana is a pretty good example. Toorak Road West.
Imagine what it would be like to have that little tower to sit in on a Sunday morning while you nibble a croissant, sipped your coffee and read a Sunday newspaper.
Nice Deco lines as an expensive renovation goes ahead.
Our traffic light poles used to be painted yellow, with school crossing light poles painted as above. Some years ago one local council queried of Vic Roads why a new set of traffic lighta had not been painted yellow. Vic Roads replied, if you want them painted, paint them yourself. I am not sure if Vic Roads still paint school crossing traffic lights on the roads they control, but I suspect not. The red and white will disappear.
Whatever this is, it was much taller at some point. It is hollow in the centre. I am pleased to say that I don't think it was a sewer vent. Park Street.
Magnolia denudata. There used to be three within thirty metres years ago. Two have gone. Crime!
A very ugly house was demolished to construct this quite good new house. Who said I did not like modern architecture? The house next door is getting a new roof. The house was in a very poor state.
Behind these doors are quite normal Victorian period houses. Why the high walls? Society, I vant to be alone. Day Street.
Oh look, there is the Highrise in the background, behind the tennis courts of Melbourne Grammar, who's students travel business class on their international school excursions, with some of their costs being subsidised by Australia's working poor. I haven't ascertained where the school's four swimming pools are located. Domain Street.
He was a friendly chap. We couldn't help but smile as walked past him while he was walking his four Cavalier King Charles Spaniels. He returned a wide smile. I think he might have been, you know, one of those types. A ho...........I can't bring myself to say it. We had a friend who had a King Charles. It was the most stupid and idiotic dogs I have ever come across. Bromby Street.