Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Where the thieving went on

Remember the park where we went and a woman and her son were stealing flowers? If you missed it, this is the link, https://highriser.blogspot.com/2022/05/a-park-visit.html

With all the political happenings of late, I realised I hadn't post about the park itself., so here are few photos taken on the day. I really wish I'd snapped the flower thieves.



Some trees seem to missing, as you can see by the iron hoops surrounding a vacant bed for a tree.


A wall for boys to bounce their balls against, well girls can too of course. Towards the end was a couple of basketball hoops.


Shelter with a barbeque facility.


Some nice panels.


These were the flowers being stolen. I don't know what they are.


A few of the panels.


This one was nice.


This is a little hard to see unless you embiggen it.  It relates to flooding in Victoria and like many of the panels, had no relationship to the local area.


This one left us scratching our heads. It was kind of an elaborate park entrance from the side street.


I briefly lived not far away from Booran Reserve and it was some kind of water storage reservoir. Let me check...


This photo is from the local City of Glen Eira website. From what I can work out, it was only water storage for use by the local council. While the park is not as new as I thought, the reservoir had certainly fallen into disuse by 2000. 

21 comments:

  1. Thank you for showing us some more of the park. I do remember that post and hope that she has changed her ways. I doubt it, but can hope.
    The reservoir has certainly seen better days.

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    1. EC, yes the reservoir had seen better days and it is much better as a park.

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  2. Yes, spoilers are spoilers and won't change. Glad you managed to show us some photos of the park. that entrance is most unusual.
    XO
    WWW

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    1. WWW, it was the brazenness of it that got me, as if it was her right. Yes, the entrance was odd. It seemed designed to impress, but did it?

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    1. Hels it's such a well known verb; to enlarge, to make bigger. I thought your knowledge of our language was better.

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  4. Its A Peaceful Location - Stay Brilliant Brother

    Cheers

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    1. Yes, Padre it was peaceful but I imagine when there are a lot of children around, maybe not so much.

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  5. My inlaws lived off Booran Road for decades. I remember driving past the reservoir when all you could see was barbed wire fencing and a high bank. It always seemed sinister.

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    1. Caro, I briefly lived nearby and I remember it and wondering what it was but I didn't find it sinister, although perhaps the fencing should have made me think it was.

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  6. Lovely park for a stroll. Yes, I remember the post about the stealing of the flowers..

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    1. A very pleasant and peaceful place Margaret.

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  7. Quite a nice park. I really like the barbecue area being covered. I can't tell what those yellow flowers are, you'd have to get a closer shot, even then I might not know.

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    1. River, are they like Spanish bluebells but the wrong colour?

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  8. From a pond to a park…..a great idea for a piece of surplus land

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    1. Cathy, it was a rather long process too from what I've read.

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  9. I like the "mod" park entrance. I think those flowers are aloes?

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    1. Ok Steve. Your area of knowledge.

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    2. I looked but inconclusive. Could be aloes.

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  10. Reservoir looking a little slimy.

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    1. It did Strayer. Long time gone now.

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