Wednesday, September 09, 2020

Bling

Saturday we visited Prahran together and Prahran Square was so busy, but it was mostly kids playing and people walking through on their way to the supermarkets. Only one of us goes shopping as per government regulations. We bought a salad roll each and coffee and found a table to sit and eat. The umbrellas have been lowered to discourage people from sitting in the square and it was quite hot without shade.

Sunday we stopped off at Bay Street Port Melbourne for a supermarket sandwich and went on to the beach where we bought coffee. Mein gott was it busy at the beach. There were a couple of unmasked men near us and we did not hang around. We did not feel safe from germs.

But at Prahran on Saturday, I said to R, I am going up to the top to take photos and I will use the lift at the top to return to the basement car park. I'll meet you there. I didn't expect him to come up with me, but he did. The silver insects were sparkling in the sunlight. What a shame they are not sparkling in my photo.

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  1. How wonderful to see them.
    Himself took a photo of similar insects on a wall in China and I am this morning suffering from insect sculpture envy.
    I don't blame you for not feeling safe on the crowded beach. Our city is at the moment free of virus (as far as we know) and I am still averse to crowds (though I will join a small one tomorrow morning which is making me a bit anxious).

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    1. EC, we had some great golden bees here but I was unable to find them the last time I looked. As long as the insects in China weren't on the Great Wall. The beach wasn't crowded and everyone was distanced, but it just felt too busy. Good luck tomorrow.

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  2. On Labor Day, our beaches were crowded again. (Not that we were there. We saw this on TV.) When will people ever learn? One stat collector predicts 400,000 American deaths by year's end.

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    1. Cynthia, I wouldn't be surprised if you don't reach a figure of half a million dead next year. What a disgraceful and uncaring leader you have.

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  3. Well, it's nice to have excursions like yours. Enjoy while you can.

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    1. Gigi, we can't go far but we can go out for food, which we did.

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  4. What is the "wall" the "insects" are on, Andrew?

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    1. Oh gosh Lee, sorry. I should have said what it is. It's just a lift shaft to get to outside upper terrace.

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  5. Is the blue, decorated front wall made of glass? Can the office workers/residents see through the silver insects?

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    1. Hels, I don't think it is is glass. I am really not sure. I will check the next time Some resident of Pran Central and the Love and Lace building would see them.

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  6. Stunning sculpture.

    XO
    WWW

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  7. That does have a wow factor

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    1. Makes it a bit interesting Dora.

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  8. That makes all our local medieval buildings seem very dull.

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    1. Cro, medieval does tend to be dull albeit solid and sturdy.

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  9. How good is that building, something different modern but nice.
    Glad you both got to the beach, it's nice down there.
    Take care..

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    1. Margaret, less than two kilometres along the beach from Station Pier.

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  10. I'm not sure what I'm looking at there, but it sure is interesting, even if the insects aren't sparkling.

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    1. Just a lift shaft Kirk. Sorry it is not more interesting.

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  11. Those insects are huge! So glad they aren't real. Imagine trying to swat flies that size every day.

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    1. River, it would be the Mortein to deal with them.

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  12. Looking forward to hearing where those flies actually are so we can go look at them for real when we are allowed. Was there a charge to go up top - wherever it was?

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    1. Cathy, it is the new Prahran Square. Just a lift shaft to get to the top terrace. No charge and parking just $1 for two hours.

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  13. They are sparkling a little bit Andrew 😉 They look pretty amazing up there, thank heavens for artists and their imagination 💜

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    1. Grace, I agree about artists.

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  14. I love the bugs, the world needs more public art.

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    1. Yes Travel. When old blokes like me take photos of such things, it is good public art.

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  15. Cool insects! Crowds CAN seem very forbidding when people aren't being careful.

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    1. Steve, like the photos of Old Compton Street I saw, scary.

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  16. Love those insects. It is scary for you to be out and about but great to see the numbers coming down. Sonya has had enough of home schooling and now the eldest will be home for the rest of the year.

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    1. Diane, we are so careful. Always masked, keep distance and constantly sanitise and wash our hands. Yes, like Jo will be home for most of the rest of the year. It ain't great.

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  17. Love those insects and that's something you don't normally hear me saying:)

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    1. Sandra, yes many of us dislike insects.

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  18. I voted yesterday in our Primaries. I wore a mask, as did Jack. When we returned we washed up well. I felt offended when a few people showed up with no masks. I'm sure they will be the same ones who will complain about our upsurge of Covid-19 cases.

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    1. Maribeth, is that all the voting you have to do? Non mask wearers are very selfish people.

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  19. No, the General Election is in November.

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Democracy is all very well, but why give it to the people? - Audrey Forbes-Hamilton.