Sunday, January 24, 2021

Sunday Selections

Joining in with Elephant's Child and others for Sunday Selections and this week I took a stroll down St Kilda Road.

I believe this sculpture is called Waves and it sits on the lawn between Hamer (concert) Hall and the Arts Centre.


Eureka tower. See the protrusion at the top left of the building. That is the glass bottom viewing platform that slides out, much to the delight or terror of those who have paid for the experience. We visited in 2007 and I think we took Hippie Niece. Wow. She would have only been 15 then. 


Another building with very significant protrusions. 


The Floral Clock, again, looking fine.


It was still a gift to Melbourne by the watch makers of Zurich. 


The Walker fountain. The late Walker was once in charge of the Australian Grand Prix corporation and donated the money to have the fountain built.


The rear of Police Memorial with the names of all officers killed in the line of duty inscribed on the rear.


The front of memorial. Victoria Police use a blue and white checked pattern as part of its 'corporate' colours.


You should be able to read the plaque by clicking on it.

17 comments:

  1. A wonderful selection this week.
    A glass bottomed viewing platform? I am not at all sure how well I would have coped with that.

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    1. Aw, thanks EC. I forgot that it is frosted when the platform slides out and then goes clear, just to make it worse in your mind.

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    2. Just like being in a plane and watching the clouds part below you.

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  2. The Floral Clock always looked fine. What I didn't remember was that the clock was a gift to Melbourne by the watch makers of Zurich. Thank you, Zurich.

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    1. Hels, I wonder why the watch makers did that? Any idea?

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    2. Apparently the International Exhibition (?1880) in Melbourne had a floral clock that was to be replaced eventually. But it wasn't until 1966 that the Swiss ambassador organised fund raising back at home to establish the new, beautiful floral clock.

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    3. Most interesting Hels. I won't forget that.

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  3. I like the floral Clock and the other photos, but I stared for quite a while at the fountain. Water does that to me, it's calming, soothing. I had my own version last night when I went out after dark and put the sprinkler on the front path where it could water both sides of the lawn at once.

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    1. River, I get you like of water. I do too. I find it mesmerising.

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  4. Look like lot to see in Malborne.
    Coffee is on and stay safe

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    1. Dora, there is much to see, but no overseas visitors now.

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  5. Those protrusions in the second picture almost look like giant air conditioners.

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    1. Ah, I see Kirk. Like the in building air con units used all over New York but here it now all split systems or building air con with the plant on the roof.

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  6. The Police Memorial is a good idea.
    The clock is looking good and those buildings are tall and not so attractive in one way - but that's the newer building of course, not always pleasing to my eye.

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    1. Margaret, while I am not sure I like ours, the sentiment is good and I think all states should have them.

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  7. Oh my, that'd be an experience, to be on that viewing platform.

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    1. It is Strayer, and it was quite popular too, at about $30 per person.

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