Tuesday, March 14, 2023

Back Soon

We motor off at 7am Tuesday morning to the State of South Australia where we will stay in the foothills of Mount Lofty. There is a reason why.

Our car may produce a puff of smoke if I put my foot down hard on a freeway but generally it should not smoke.

Being a newish car, nor should steam come from under its bonnet. Many of you will remember the days when cars overheated and the radiator water boiled, fathers with scalded hands as they removed the radiator cap with steam and boiling water bubbling out and the wait for the engine to cool before topping up the radiator with water you hopefully remembered to bring along in the case of such an event. Maybe this was this just Australia? 

Back in a few days.

Monday, March 13, 2023

Monday Mural

I'm joining with Sami and others for Monday Mural. 

These are in a back street south of Carlisle Street in Balaclava. 

It seems courage and community is a female trait.

Sunday, March 12, 2023

Sunday Selections

I'm joining with River and others for Sunday Selections and today just some random buildings that appealed to me.

Somewhere in South Melbourne, I think. It seems like it was a printing office for a newspaper known as The Courier. 

I hope this building has protection against demolition. It is not a grand building but very much part of our history. I think the location is Little Lonsdale Street.

Unlike in Sydney, sandstone wasn't used very much in Melbourne and I expect this is a render over the usual bluestone used in Melbourne.

It needs a clean and a repaint but what a nice building.

A gutted building shell. What will happen with it.

The old rail bridge over the Yarra River was once used by trains to Port Melbourne and St Kilda. Trams replaced the trains and they use the remaining adapted train tracks until they are near the city. It is now a pedestrian bridge and note the classic bluestone. 

Words #397

I pronounce words so differently to many people in Australia. I don't know why. It is just how I speak. Here are some  examples. Integra...