Playing catch-up

Here I am playing catch-up again, with photos from a couple of days to post…
The first is a picture of the electrical sub-station just near my house. I thought it looked interesting with the sun behind it the other morning when I was out with the dogs, but it looks even more striking in B&W – becoming really graphic with the buildings silhouetted against the sky, and the clouds providing texture.

Drama in B&W - electricity substation silhouetted against the sky

I’m back into my routine now that school holidays are over, so there are bound to be lots more images of the city in coming weeks, but I’ll try to vary my walks during the breaks to keep them interesting!

I’ve picked up a new class this term – Writing for the Web – and it is really enjoyable.  Not only am I learning lots of interesting and useful things, but I get to keep a blog as part of my assessment! How cool is that?!

Graffiti in the DeGraves St underpass

Graffiti in the Degraves St underpass

One of the old telephone boxes in the underpass

One of the old telephone boxes in the underpass

On the Friday just gone, in an unfortunately vain attempt to obtain the new issue of the fabulous Mixtape, I ventured down to Sticky, in the Degraves St Underpass (the one that runs under Flinders Street from the station to Degraves Street).

I love the underpass – especially the pink tiles lining it, and the disused phone booths built into the walls. There are some really quirky shops, and a series of ever-changing, and often amazing, exhibitions held in the windows that line each side (I think I’ve mentioned these before) The current one is no exception. I can’t say I understand it, but it was arresting, to say the least. My favourite piece was Mr Happy (below).
 
First window in the current exhibition

First window in the current exhibition

Mr Happy as a weapon?

Mr Happy as a weapon?

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One response to “Playing catch-up

  1. Hello,
    I had the whole world to look at and yet I searched Flinders Street Station. I like your photos and the substation looks familiar – is it in Collingwood?

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