Sunday, June 23, 2024

Sunday Selections

Elephant's Child and River almost always participate in Sunday Selections and as I often do when I join in, mine are randomly taken when I am out and about.

Good afternoon Ma'am. 


Sister left her Hawthorn football club themed water bottle here.


While she attended a footy game, I wrapped her water bottle in a Collingwood footy team Magpies paper wrap. She was both amused but not amused. She hates Collingwood. 
 

Two Sundays ago I walked streets in Prahran with Bone Doctor. This was in park beside Greville Street. 


In Chapel Street, Windsor. Isn't it just lovely. 


No medical appointments on the King's birthday public holiday, so I visited Dandenong by train. Dandenong has a reputation, especially the railway station, but it was perfectly nice when I was there. Being a public holiday, it was quiet with many shops closed. Above the black car is a water wheel. I had lost my energy and did not cross the road for a close up look. Another day. 


I've seen this more than once. Why list every day's opening and closing times when they are all the same? 


I would guess this post has suffered more than one bump.


I did not capture the true beauty of the floral display at the Town Hall. 


Leafless trees in winter reveal much. I think this building is so nice.


And zooming in, is revealed the words Real Estate, Auctioneers, Insurance and again, Real Estate. 

34 comments:

  1. I do like the image of the lady and gent taking tea.
    Our friends in Dandenong strongly advised against us travelling to or from there by train, with dire warnings of rape and violence. Scared the bejeezus out of me.

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    1. JayCee, I need to go back on a 'normal' day. I too have heard very bad stories but there was nothing that made me feel unsafe. The exit toward the main area takes you along a little India street. Lucky the Indian sweet shops were closed. I would have bought a few...or many.

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  2. You are so right about the beauty of that building, revealed when the leaves fall.
    Love the couple drinking tea, and am smiling at your alterations to sister's drink bottle. Bad sister that I am I haven't a clue which teams my brothers support.

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    1. EC, maybe your bros aren't so passionate. No one can help knowing which team Sister supports.

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  3. Dandenong sounds like it should be a fantasy location or village in an animated series for small children. "And so children, Uncle Andrew says it's time to leave Dandenong - until next time. Bye-bye boys! Bye-bye girls! Bye-bye those who do not belong in those two categories!"

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    1. YP, not belonging to boy or girl categories would not go down well in Dandenong. Well, that's my prejudice showing and I'd like to think I am wrong.

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  4. We all barrack for one footy club only, but that doesn't mean we hate the others. I love Melbourne but I still have warm family links with Carlton and StKilda.
    So why do all non-Collingwood fans hate Collingwood, do you think? Including me.. and your sister.

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    1. Hels, like still in so many areas, the hangover all began with the protestants and the Catholics.

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  5. That fortune witch in the block arcade is iconic. I have a few shots of it that looks quite scary

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    1. Roentare, I have a vague memory of seeing it before. I must have walked past it so many times.

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  6. Is that a mosaic into the sidewalk of the tea for two? That's really well done!

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    1. Yes, it is Debby. I think I have noticed it before and taken a snap and put it on my old blog. Then tick, cleared from the memory, almost.

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  7. I can't remember if I have asked you before but have you ever done a guided walk around Melbourne? They are fascinating.

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    1. Merlot, not exactly. I have done guided walks with digital guides on the only Apple product I have owned, a gift, and was it called an iPod? I've also taken guided walks in St Kilda with Ray using our phones and earpieces. I see the 'free' walks, where the guide works for tips. We also used to take some Midsummer gay walking tours, four or five I think. They were great.

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    2. There was also a terrific tour of The Block Arcade, which ended up with a devonshire tea in an underground pub. The pub is so famous, I've forgotten its name.

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  8. That post bump looks like it may have happened the day you took the photo, as there's still rubble on the ground. Unless that city is a bit tardy about cleaning it up.

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    1. Kirk, I think it is actually on Alfred Hospital land, so the hospital will have to tidy it up. It needs to be taller and more visible.

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  9. Lovely buildings. Seems you like to torment at times, such fun for the person tormenting/playing a prank, but she took it well so it seems Andrew. Anyway, we need a bit of a laugh and fun sometimes.
    The photos are lovely that you took on your walk.

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    1. It was a laugh, Margaret. Although Sister is ten years younger than me, with two brothers in between, we are quite close. Thank you about the photos.

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  10. Once the leaves have fallen we have clear views of beautiful buildings. The one you focussed on looks like it might have an interesting history.

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    1. Fun60, I am sure it would have an interesting history, as do many of our buildings. More research by me would mean less blog posts.

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  11. Interesting selection of different eye-catchers. I like the witch and the couple drinking tea.

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    1. Yes JB, the couple drinking tea is pretty cool. The difference between drinking tea and simply drinking is interesting to ponder. Do you have a favourite pub nearby?

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    2. I haven't been to a pub for years . . . I'm a social outcast, really ;-)

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  12. A nice selection there. The little wind up with your sister's water bottle made me smile. My OH was browsing Amazon and saw some fake parking penalty notices, he's suggesting we buy one and put it on our neighbors car when we next spot it in a car park........trouble is would she find it funny?? I'm probably cautious to the point of being boring at times!
    Alison in Wales x

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    1. Just do it Alison. Bugger the consequences but yes, you do have to know who you are pranking.

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  13. Most people pass by the wonders around them everyday, great photos.

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  14. I like getting out in winter when the leaves are gone so you can actually see the details on buildings, Andrew.

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    1. Yes Pat, so much can be missed when trees are in leaf.

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  15. Very evil of you to rewrap her water bottle in the logos of a team she doesn't care for much. (snickering)

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    1. Her football team is one of two 'posh' teams. Serves her right.

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  16. Yes, the coffee/tea mosaic is beautiful. I guess I better get used to those leafless trees, since that's what we'll be seeing in Argentina next week!

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    1. Not something I've ever thought of, Steve. A map....possibly tropical in the north but very cold in the south. BA, depending on mountains, much the same as here if the parallel is to judge by.

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