Sunday, February 28, 2021

Sunday Selections

Joining with Elephant's Child and River for Sunday Selections, this week quite random.


My grandparents house in North Road South Oakleigh is of a similar vintage and was built with cream bricks. My grandparent's house also had a port hole window near the front door. I think there was a sand blasted bird on the glass and it was too high to see out of, so purely decorative and for light. 


An untimely Halloween photo that became lost. 


Melbourne Grammar fence shadows.


The fence changed styles.

 
Where I buy coffee at times at Kettle Black.


The Yarra Trams officer found a nice shady grassed spot to park while there was nothing requiring his attendance, and his work car was bogged and had to be winched out. I can imagine the radio chatter about that.
 

R loves his new Samsung S21 and bought a phone case for it at a shop in Chapel Street, and a screen protector. At the last minute for $19 I bought a new clear case for my phone. You can have some Lego play in the shop.



I assume these are phone repair tools for use at the shop. Clever and amusing. 

17 comments:

  1. Definitely an eclectic collection this week. There is a house quite near to where my mother lived which has a port hole window beside the front door. And now I am wondering whether it too is sandblasted. I will have to try and remember to check that out next time we go by.

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    1. Yes, do take a look EC. I think it was a couple of birds sitting on twigs.

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  2. Love the idea of Lego play. I also bought a new phone cover this week, same style, different colour. The magnetic closure strap on mine is worn and split to the point where the magnet keeps falling out, so I have it taped up with black gaffer tape. My new one should arrive in about ten days and is red, because the black was out of stock and I didn't fancy pale lavender. Why can't they make them in a nice deep teal?
    That first house looks lovely. Porthole windows are out of style now, but I remember seeing quite a lot of them in Port Pirie when I was growing up.

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    1. River, where would we be without gaffer tape. If the new one is coming locally, ten days seems excessive. i am surprised Port Pirie houses had port hole windows. They were fashionable for such a short time.

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    2. It's coming from China.

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  3. The house in photo 1 looks as though it’s been transformed into flats - internal staircase to upper flat with the port hole windows- what do you think?

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    1. Cathy, thanks for the rabbit hole I've just been down. Quite interesting really. You can see older photos of it at this site https://www.realestate.com.au/sold/property-unitblock-vic-south+yarra-105840119 and see the stairwell on our right and take note of the side photo and compare it to what it looks like at the rear with a reasonably current Google street view, https://www.google.com.au/maps/@-37.835275,144.9806432,3a,75y,136.31h,105.07t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1slEsQsSN6Bz8yN3zoltnzAQ!2e0!7i16384!8i8192?hl=en
      There are two mail boxes and from what I make out there is one 1 bedroom and one, two levels perhaps, 3 bedroom.

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  4. Kettle Black is gorgeous. After coronavirus ends, look out for a short lady with white hair and a pile of blog notes :)

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    1. Hels, it went off like a cracker when it opened with queues for weeks. It's a little quieter now. It was one of my go to places for coffee during lock down. I was there last week. Should I see such a person as you describe there I will ask her if I can join such an attractive woman for conversation.

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  5. I was looking to see if anyone had written something rude with the Lego; what a polite bunch you are in Melbourne!

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    1. I could remedy that Cro, when staff is occupied with sticking on screen saver film.

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  6. I'm guessing the first is a a picket fence and the second wrought iron. Don't seem like two such fences would be in the same neighborhood much less on the same street.

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    1. Kirk, neither would be old but different times of development. They pretty well run together. One is timber pickets and the other, the thin ones, would be aluminium, a word which you and I would say very differently.

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  7. So much for me to see should I ever make it to Melbourne town again... love these magic little moments. Feeling a little ashamed that my neglected bush blog sank into your 'RESTING, DEAD OR INFREQUENTLY UPDATED BLOGS, OR THOSE WHO MADE A TERRIBLE MISTAKE AND HATE ME' compilation! LOL. Definitely not the latter. Love from the north! x

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    1. BB, I am laughing at my own Resting, Dead etc last line. I forgot about writing that. It was good to see your new post.

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  8. Tres observant of Cathy re the first house I was wondering the same thing and your detecting seems to confirm! Super Sunday selections here Andrew ✨

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  9. I like the portal windows. I'm sure they are just decorative but they work for me. The lego board reminds me of the magnetic letters or words you could use to form sentences or poems on the frig. Those were fun.

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Before you change something, find out why it is the way it is in the first place - unknown.