Monday, August 20, 2018

Monday Mural

BAD is in Miami.

If Jayne was around, she would know these very well as they adorn the platform of Oakleigh Railway Station. They aren't exactly murals but contructions attached to the wall. Lads carrying boomboxes. How cute, and I remember the time well.


Skater fashion hasn't really changed a lot.


Bit blurry.



There are works on the other platform too.


Oh lookee, here comes an N Class diesel electric locomotive towing nothing, not a suburban electric train.


And there she goes.Umm, where am I now? Clearly not Oakleigh. It must be the new station at Carnegie, with many stairs and no lifts as yet. I took some lunch and called into our travel agent to tell her our Late Friend is dead and no more profits were to come to her from him. She had wondered as from his hospital bed in February, he had arranged a sponsorship deal between her travel company and Golden Days Radio, and then not heard back from him. Second baby happened yet, I asked our travel agent? No. Lovely to see her and have a chat and her about five year old son Hudson who is doing well. Just having local holidays, I lied to her. I did not tell we have are going to South Africa on a tour and booked it ourselves, along with the airfares. We will use her services next year when we plan to tour England, rather depending on how we cope with this year's overseas holiday.


See what Grace, Sami and Jackie have on offer for Monday Mural

18 comments:

  1. I'm my own travel agent, too. I drive myself to the shops at North Tamborine and back again. A trip is planned this morning. I've venturing a little further, too, so I've grabbed my passport. I'm off to the local rubbish dump to off-load some rubbish. I just have to remember not to leave myself behind!!

    Great artwork. :)

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  2. I love the murals! You know I would so rather see those then just useless spray paint.
    Wonderful a trip to South Africa! I have not been there. Have you been before, or is this the first time?
    Do you have any special tours planned?

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    1. Maribeth, we have not been there before. We arrive and immediately join a tour and leave as soon as the tour is over. As is my custom, I don't blog while we are away, but write the posts with photos once we return.

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  3. I do love murals. And street art more widely. Including the pieces that I don't like individually, because I am grateful that it is there.

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    1. EC, quite true. You don't have to like the work to be able to say the work improves a place.

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  4. Love the murals!
    In Montreal for weekend, family stuff.

    Depends, sometimes we book our own stuff, sometimes use a tour company. Haven't used a travel agent in years.

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    1. S'pose you speak French too, Jackie. The travel agent did some terrific work for us for our last holiday, Dubai, Lisbon, Porto, Barcelona and then the Mediterranean cruise. She had some good inside knowledge of the cruise ship and some good hotel deals, in the right locations.

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  5. Great murals something a bit different.
    I use a travel agent even then things go wrong.
    Merle............

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    1. Merle, things go wrong for us too, but nothing really major.

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  6. Nice mural Andrew. I haven't used a travel agents for over 10 years, but I suppose they are useful when planning more complex holidays.

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    1. Sami, yes, for more complex holidays, or if it all just seems too hard at times. You are a good organiser, I know.

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  7. I like those 'murals' they're different but still easy to look at.
    Africa? looking forward to those photos. On our way out from Germany in 1953, Dad wanted to stop in Africa and get rich in the diamond mines. Thank goodness Mum put her foot down and we made it to Australia.

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    1. River, that's interesting. I expect by '53 the diamonds had already been exploited and your mother made a wise decision to continue on to the 'Lucky Country'.

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  8. I knew you would get sidetracked by the trains Andrew 😀 Constructions attached to the wall? That sounds intriguing! My Monday Murals often end up as Tuesday posts ☺

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    1. Grace, I think they are painted plywood screwed to the walls. They could do with another repaint really but I love the way they capture a certain period.

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  9. Nice looking train.

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    1. Strayer, old now, but still widely used.

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