I am joining in with Elephant's Child, River and others for Sunday Selections, this week just random photos, mostly mine. Note: I am over trying to place photos and text. They will appear where Blogger decides.
Rather a contrast isn't it.
No Andrew, Bond Store not Bondage Store. Don't get yourself excited. I think bond was something to do with wool or wheat export. Your Google is working? Look it up.
Milton House is in Flinders Lane in the city. Quite an unusual building, I thought and took this photo before I read the blue plaque below.
It looked nice but the chocolate mousse was actually cake. I was disappointed but it didn't stop me eating it.
Honesty in advertising is a good thing. Nude up you lasses and note some tabs have been torn off by those who will become world famous models or actors.
It was always terrific to catch a modern blue Harris train that were so much quieter and smoother than our red rattlers. Once done with they weren't salvaged for scrap but dumped in landfill as they were full of asbestos.
I miss these old semaphore signals. It was good to see mechanical action. These are on the viaduct between Flinders Street and Spencer Street, now replaced by lamps.
I know the feeling.
I had planned to take photos of my cleaning of the central exhaust fan. The unit is under this flap in the main bathroom. It was such a difficult job I forgot all about taking subsequent photos.
It is so badly positioned and this is the third time I have cleaned it in twenty plus years. I cleaned soon after we moved here and then not for about eighteen years and the fins were completely blocked. I dug out the compressed dust and it went back to working well. About three years later, a few weeks ago I again cleaned it. Not by my doing but some screw holes have stripped thread and only about two screws hold the base plate in place. Once I put it back together, it rattled. I stuck in a bid of cardboard to stop that but it seemed nosier.
The large exhaust pipe is obvious but three smaller duct pipes come from the bathroom, the toilet and my ensuite. The large pipe along the way to exterior exhaust picks up the stove range hood, and used to also pick up the clothes dryer ventilation until we blocked it when it became redundant.
R says it must be replaced, and we will get to that this year, after the kitchen tap replacement and the air con dripping issue.
While it is an interesting photo if you embiggen it, I am not sure why I saved it.
Nicely done and I was not crass enough to tug off a leaf to see if it was real or fake.
I do like wandering with you. Free x-rays? It does seem to have worked. Tuberculosis is rare now. Sigh on the maintenance issues. Home ownership is an expensive business. We need to have carpet replaced and I am putting it off until I can face moving everything.ReplyDelete
EC, you just have to factor in the cost of an extra carpet layer so they do the furniture lifting. You do still have clear out bookcases etc. Never mind the wiring of your entertainment systems and other tech stuff.Delete
Flinders lane is a wonderful classic lane to wander through. I enjoy the cafes on it too. A nice lane to spot expensive classic looking cars too. I recently just paid to get central heating unit replaced as well as painting on the back of the house. They cost dearly.ReplyDelete
Roentare, just be glad that I and you can afford to maintain our homes. Many can't and something breaking down can be a financial disaster for some.Delete
A bonded warehouse was a secure area where goods were taken off their transport, piled up in secure facilities and had value added before moving on to their final market. So it might look like a gaol, but it did its job very well.ReplyDelete
Thank you Hels. I should have known you would know. I did too once you mentioned it. The river banks must have been full of such secure storage buildings.Delete
The last building looks interesting, I would have wanted to see inside. The old hospital looked to me as if it might have been an old private school, I was surprised to read it was a hospital. I'm surprised your aircon is still dripping. Where exactly is it dripping?ReplyDelete
River, I think I now remember roughly where the last building is. It may become a new post. Wait list for air con service was until the 1st of Feb. The drips come from two places at the base of the interior unit. They drip into buckets instead of onto our carpet. It is very random about when it will drip. The weather hasn't been too hot of late, so air con is not used much.Delete
What brand is it?Delete
Another bunch of great photos. I always like the juxtaposition between old and new. At what point does the building committee (owners' corp?) take over repairs in your place?ReplyDelete
Caro, at the Owners' Corporation it was explained to simplistically that if you turn your apartment upside down, what falls is your responsibility and what doesn't is the Owners' Corp issue. Our balcony door glass would not fall out in such a scenario, yet we had to pay for it. But twice insurance has paid for our broken balcony window glass. People with badly built and sealed balconies that leaked water to below, they don't fall down if upturned, have had to pay thousands for rectification. You have to fight back if you think you are in the right, and that can be very hard work.Delete
Not only does that sign say female only and nudity required, but also that it's "queer friendly." Girl-on-girl porn I'm guessing.ReplyDelete
Kirk, with no knowledge of the porn industry *cough*, I would guess lezzo porn made for straight men. If you look at the length of female performer's finger nails, you can tell if it is made for straight men or lezzos.Delete
The Bond house is probably the house where James Bond (my name is Bond) was born. So no mistery and or bad thoughts. You saved this picture, which you don't know why you saved it, because the guy drinks milk instead of beer which comes out of the pump !ReplyDelete
I wonder which Bond might have lived there? Not the latest I think. I really should do this before I put up a stolen photo but I have looked closely now. There is some fakery in the photo but top right there a young man with his mouth wide open, perhaps in shock.Delete
The Art Deco facade with the sun motif is at 163 Bourke Street. Currently used as White Tomato Korean Grill at street level.Delete
Thanks. White Tomato Korean Grill does not excite me much but the sun motif does. I should investigate.Delete
I suspect The Bond Store is where they store thousands of small plastic figurines of 007 (James Bond). It's hard to tell what is happening in the the sepia wall picture. Are they racing ferrets?ReplyDelete
It was once the home of the Australian who played James Bond. Ferret racing. I never really thought of that.Delete
It's hard work being retired TP, as you will find out.Delete
That would be Bond, James Bond. My brother is such a Bond fan and was terribly disappointed when they finally killed him off in the last movie. My air con air intake, in the hall, has a vent cover, with mostly stripped screws, that hang precariously close to the sheet rock edge with a teensy edge. So far so good, still hanging there ,with two screws left with purchase into wood above the sheet rock. I won't touch that one.ReplyDelete
Strayer, I never really got into Bond movies. Yes, don't touch the cover and don't clean it. We have a smoke detector hanging a bit loose. I know how to fix it but no one notices it. I can't be bothered.Delete
We are lucky that we found a local handyman that will do odd jobs for us at $75 an hour, well worth it in my opinion. Saves a lot of fights.ReplyDelete
I love the moral of that sign!
Jackie, that's great. If he knows his stuff, he is cheap at that price.Delete
Nice photos! I'm sorry about all the home issues. Those never seem to end. ~sigh~ But relying on a landlord was worse, at least if you can find good people to do the work. Best wishes!ReplyDelete
Darla, that is a good point about landlords. I am sure I will be on my death bed talking to someone on the phone about the repair of something.Delete
Some mysterious photos there. Wonder why you took the picture of a picture? I do like that last building, but maybe mostly because of that sunny paint job.ReplyDelete
I just don't know Steve.Delete