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Poste Restante Melbourne, Australia
I don't leave home without my handbag camera (at least)
Interests: vintage, photography - dslr, point-and-shoot, my family and family stories
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Lots of things "can't" be made in Australia, not because we lack the skills but because wages and conditions for workers are high - yes, higher even than the USA - which is good for the workers lucky enough to have a job, but bad for the unemployed and the consumers who want to buy locally made (and locally grown). There, that's the first politically informed comment I'm ever likely to make - ever!
Toggle Commented Sep 3, 2014 on I Have a Question !! at mosaic road
Nice choice of new name!
Toggle Commented Sep 1, 2014 on Mosaic Road at mosaic road
It's a lovely photo - no turning back!
Toggle Commented Sep 1, 2014 on I Won !! at mosaic road
Please please can I have the empty box when you've finished?
Toggle Commented Sep 1, 2014 on A Gift from Berlin at mosaic road
Way out of date in more ways than one! Who would even use the abbreviation "Gents" outside a comedy routine? This sign is inside the Trades Hall building, and I suspect it will be preserved to amaze future visitors. Restoration of this grand and very shabby building is ongoing and will be for a very long time - it is full of similarly wonderful curiosities. Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2010 at Sémiotique
Whatever they're called... Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2010 at Sémiotique
I originally intended to show this rusty, faded "Keep Melbourne Beautiful" sign, which is in the city on Swanston Street, not far from Flinders Street Station. It's up so high on the post and looks so out of date that I doubt anyone ever pays attention to it. The city council shouldn't bother with replacements - if they are serious about the beauty of cleanliness, what they need is a rapid response anti-vomit patrol! I digress. When I took the photo I didn't notice the little red "Diwali" sign and oil-lamp motifs which had sneaked into the background. The Diwali... Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2010 at Sémiotique
The sign is self-explanatory, and the topic is supposed to be signage... but the attraction of truffles (bland & earthy) is beyond me! And while I'm off the subject of signage, I don't like chestnuts (gritty & stodgy), saffron (pretty but a horrid flavour), or the smell of patchouli (like an overpowering washing powder) either. But if I ever come across them on a sign, you will see it here! Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2010 at Sémiotique
....advertised by a huge and very nicely handmade sign: Discount Fragrances! Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2010 at Sémiotique
This shop is called Jaipur Sweets: Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2010 at Sémiotique
I wish I'd noticed this sign before the sale, I'd most definitely have gone there - this tile design is so pretty - imagine lots of them together! Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2010 at Sémiotique
Such a cute little painted dog's face in the green kennel - the kennel maker must be an artist as well as an architect of kennels - look at the variety of styles! Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2010 at Sémiotique