I've been posting a few shots of vintage Americana motel signs of late over on my Instagram feed. I snapped these shots during our 2012 road trip along Route 66. Think I'll share them here too, Some I may have posted before, most I wouldn't have, more soon.
29 March 2015
28 March 2015
A friend just shared a link to some awesome street art found in Kathmandu, Nepal. The BBC Richer World team visited recently and noticing how good the graffiti was they created this album. Some examples below, click the link for the rest (Artists unknown unless stated)...
25 March 2015
It might be the hay fever that's causing me not to be able to study, which in turn is making me feel glum, which leads to homesickness, which makes me do this blog post in an attempt to cure that, which fails and makes me more homesick. BUT, you get these cool vintage photos of Beaufort St as it cut it's way through my old village, Mount Lawley/Highgate/Inglewood as a result...
|Beaufort St, this is what the Planet Video Store and Planet Book store once looked like, now a Mexican take away|
|Queens Hotel (pre beer garden). Oh so many beverages have been consumed here over the years|
|The Astor Theatre, thankfully this still looks very much the same|
|I'd mention what these shops are used for now except they change hands so often, but you should recognise them, opposite the Beaufort St Merchant|
|Once the R&I Bank, now a Dome Cafe|
|One of my fav haunts in the 80's, it now has an extension on the front and has been empty for years (last used as The Pony Club)|
|That bend in the road, Beaufort St Inglewood, complete with Trams|
To see the rest of the Old Perth series (and you know you want to) just click here
23 March 2015
21 March 2015
18 March 2015
I found these very cool old photos of Palestine while trawling the National Gallery of Victoria's archives a while back.
|Church of Nativity, Bethlehem, birthplace of Jesus Christ, built by Constantine the Great, Palestine|
|Rachel’s tomb, Palestine|
|Tiberias, Temple Place, Palestine|
|Tomb of the Virgin Mary, Jerusalem|
16 March 2015
14 March 2015
Hobbiton USA, clearly 25 years before it's time. If only they'd waited for Peter Jackson to do his thing...
|Rivendell, not as picturesque as I imagined it|
|Frodo, half rabbitt, half manchild|
|It's okay New Zealand, you've nothing to worry about|
11 March 2015
I'll be honest, before yesterday I had never heard of these cars. I got a solid lesson in them from a man on crutches when I spotted these all lined up near Sovereign Hill. Beautiful car, you can read about them here.
09 March 2015
I have a confession to make, when I was young I did a whole lot of LEGO. I mean a lot, I'm not proud of it, but it was a confusing time in my life. We had access to all kinds of stuff, Meccano, KerPlunk, Old Maid, you name it we had it. It often got in the way of real life, but as I grew older I overcame these habits and cleaned myself up. This is now a regret, because this weekend I got to speak with a guy who's making a living out of LEGO. He's not dealing in the stuff he's just doing this...
If only I hadn't listened to those goodie two shoe adults and stayed on the LEGO. I was building some most awesome rectangular houses back in the day. Imagine what I could be doing with that skill set now. Thanks a lot everyone!