Tag Archives: fun

Celi’s challenge – what I see from my back porch

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Celi asked “I have a challenge for you. What do you see from your Back Porch or Back Doorstep?”

This was not straight forward for me to fulfil.

This is our Erskineville apartment balcony. We don’t have a back porch, just a door in from the lobby.

Erko view

Erko view with train

This is the view I see most. From my office desk.
office view

office view

This is where I’d rather be. At Taylors Arm. This is one of the views from the back porch.

2 kookaburras

TA view with kookaburras

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paste and paint

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The kids have been out & about, transforming the neighbourhood into a mixed media collage.

“Scissors, paste, images, and genius in effect superseded brushes, paints, models, style, sensibility, and that famous sincerity demanded of artists.” René Magritte

“If one looks at a thing with the intention of trying to discover what it means, one ends up no longer seeing the thing itself, but thinking of the question that has been raised. The mind sees in two different senses: (1) sees, as with the eyes; and (2) sees a question (no eyes).”
René Magritte

2012: what you didn’t see

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If you are a follower of elladeewords you’ll have read about the demise of my beloved blogging tool, my smart phone. If you haven’t read the post I ask you to consider it’s “far better to learn the lesson than to be the lesson”… and step away from your phone if you’ve had a tough day.

Both the G.O. and my phone contracts are up next month, and we have a spare unsmart phone I’m using for calls & text while I undertake a due diligence process before making a 2 year commitment to new phones. But, the unsmart phone doesn’t take photos of any quality. Our digital camera is somewhat cumbersome to wander around with, so elladeeimages is in hiatus.

The circumstances of the demise of my phone also resulted in it requiring professional attention to recover the photos, which were last backed up in early November 2012. Of course backing up Nov 12-Feb 13 was an item on my 2013 Return to The Post Holiday World To-Do List which I hadn’t ticked off. Cross your fingers for me please. There were holiday snaps and future blog post photos that would be a blow to lose.

In the meantime, of the backed up and fortuitously downloaded photos I do have, I chose an image from the archives of each month of 2012 that didn’t get posted, and put together art in the everyday: 2012 retrospective of elladeeimages.

January 2012: Old sign art at Wellington, NSW.

January 2012: Old sign art at Wellington, NSW.

February 2012: Retro KB advertising poster on the wall of the Impy at Erskineville.

February 2012: Retro KB advertising poster on the wall of the Impy at Erskineville.

March 2012: Bollywood shop cat, King St, Newtown.

March 2012: Bollywood shop cat, King St, Newtown.

April 2012: Busker art, Circular Quay.

April 2012: Busker art, Circular Quay.

May 2012: Garden art, Lord St, Newtown.

May 2012: Garden art, Lord St, Newtown.

June 2012: Big boys' toys, Customs House.

June 2012: Big boys toys, Customs House.

July 2012: Street advertising, King St, Newtown.

July 2012: Street advertising, King St, Newtown.

August 2012: Street art, Whateley Lane, Newtown.

August 2012: Street art, Whateley Lane, Newtown.

September 2012: Street art message, Rochford St, Newtown.

September 2012: Street art message, Rochford St, Newtown.

October 2012: There's something for everyone at Surry Hills.

October 2012: There’s something for everyone at Surry Hills.

November 2012: Street art, King St, Newtown... those pesky sheep again.

November 2012: Street art, King St, Newtown… those pesky sheep again.

December 2012: The writing's on the wall. SMH newspaper mural, King St, Newtown.

December 2012: The writing’s on the wall. SMH newspaper mural, King St, Newtown.

Old & new in Newtown II – the wild wild [inner] west

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I walk the same route to the train station each Monday to Friday morning, and sometimes on weekends. Enroute there’s a typical inner-west house on the corner of Bray & Concord Streets which has a nice garden, a white cat, a yellow canary and residents who appear correspondingly typical. This is their fence, as it was when I first walked past in August 2011, and now. Courtesy of the weather, seasons and street artists, every day is a new day.

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“living in the wild wild west
the wild wild west…”
time travel back to the Wild Wild West c. 1988 with The Escape Club

a walk on the wild side

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As I stepped into Sydney Park  this morning on my walk I encountered a tall pirate towing a mini-pirate on a scooter, a bad fairy, a jogging pumpkin and two girls attired in balaclava’s & t-shirts advising ‘run like you stole something’ carrying a printer box between them…

Did I mention it was early?

It was only when I saw the Halloween theme chalked messages on the path I got it… the Saturday morning runners were having a fancy dress event.

I got with it and took a few snaps.

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A gypsy fire is on the hearth, Sign of the carnival of mirth;
Through the dun fields and from the glade
Flash merry folk in masquerade,
For this is Hallowe’en!
~Author Unknown