Monday, December 5, 2011

Out and about in Moonee

This fabulous mural, created by local artist Bev Plowman, was unveiled in August 2011 in Hall Street, Moonee Ponds.  Go down and choose your favorite bit.  I like the butcher the best.

The morning is best to get the glittering reflections in the windows of the old Town Hall and the tram.  The photos here do not do this artwork justice, so I encourage everyone to go and see for themselves.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Corner shop offered a new lease of life

This remnant of the once-common corner shop, on the corner of Athol and Darling Streets,  is being refurbished and offered for lease.  I'm thinking that perhaps a coffee shop would be nice.  You can never have too many coffee shops in Moonee Ponds,

Friday, September 16, 2011

Christ Church, Essendon caters for bookworms


Quirky, quizzical, classical and crafty - you will find lots of interesting titles at the Christ Church, Essendon booksale, and all at amazingly cheap prices.  The sale continues today until 4 pm and Saturday morning (17th Sept) from 9.30 till 1 pm.  


Christ Church, North Essendon, Mt Alexander Rd, corner of Marco Polo Street. 

Sunday, August 7, 2011

The Proms in the Ponds

The Clocktower centre in Moonee Ponds was today the scene of a bit of a frolic through a British  institution, The Proms.  The audience joined in with the Napier Community Orchestra, the Essendon Choral Society, the Voce Di Vino Ross choir, and the Bella Mammas Choir in singing patriotic favourites such as Rule Britannia, Land of Hope and Glory and Jerusalem.  A rousing rendition of Advance Australia Fair was also given.  The concert was played to a substantial house, and a good time had by all. Well worth a repeat in 2012, I would have thought.  Well done to all those involved.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Duck in for a break


The little brown duck on the left doesn't seem terribly concerned by the crocodile on the right. It just seemed like a nice spot to have a break.  Ducks in Richardson Street -why not?

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Spanish effect in Moonee Ponds


We've always had exotic influences in Moonee Ponds - the upper storey of this shop in Holmes Rd, Moonee Ponds, shows Spanish Mission tiles and stucco work in its decoration.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Accessorise to excess


Accessorise to excess in Rose Street, Essendon. And when it comes to a shortage of spell-checkers, the lesser of two evils is to look in the dictionary.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Who would have thought?




On the footpath outside the Essendon Post Office. I guess the next time James, Johnny and Marilyn call at the Post Office, they'll leave their handprints.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Wildlife sanctuary, Queen's Park

The islands in Queen's Park, Moonee Ponds, are now providing sanctuary to wildlife a little
larger than ducks.


Take the kiddiewinks down to see the kangaroos and emu.  Quite a surprise.  I wonder if anyone saw them swimming over?