Some photos are mine. Some are not. I wish I had labelled this one, but I think it is the foyer of Astor Theatre, possibly to close next year.
I don't think nunnery is really the polite word to use. I've got it now, a convent. The Convent of the Good Shepherd occupied a huge area of land on Beaconsfield Parade in Middle Park. I think this is the old school house. Most of the buildings have been demolished and the land is now used for both private and public housing. The wall in front of the building stretched for a long distance. While a good bit of the wall has been retained, and at times incorporated, there are gaps. R remembers the nuns being out and about at times.
Sixties I suppose, at a well known Melbourne location. Photograph by Angus O'Callaghan. The couple almost look like stylised drawings. She looks great but I don't like the way his coat drapes or the length his trousers. Great photo though.
Slightly interesting rays of light on the horizon.
Another great photo from Shorpy.com. I make no comment on the hat, but interesting lighting.
I just could not get the camera to focus exactly right for a close up of the cactus photo. The flowers are really small. Perhaps I expect too much from a point and shoot, even after adjusting settings.
Do you tire of seeing balloons? I don't.
Although I have never seen balloons out in such inclement weather as this.
I suppose Shannon Bennett could be called a celebrity chef. He owns Vue de Monde, an upmarket city restaurant. There is also Bistro Vue, along with three Cafe Vues, Little Collins Street in the city, Melbourne Airport and Heide. Cafe Vue in St Kilda Road, across the road from us, opened with huge publicity and for a while was very popular among the glitteraty. I guess you can call it a failed business now. We went there maybe four times, for coffee only, with a view to dine or breakfast there in the future. The service was so lousy, so slow and so full of attitude, we never did have more than coffee there, and that alone was a demoralising experience. We really felt types like us, not dressed to the nines, were not welcome. Fine, we won't go then and we didn't. It has closed. Bennett is an experienced business person, so I am surprised he got it all so wrong at Cafe Vue in St Kilda Road. Snooty is a good word, to describe the service. The online restaurant reviews prove the point, so it wasn't just us.
That's your bloomin' lot for the week, to quote a famous Tasmanian.