AUSTRALIA ~ The Antipodes

AUSTRALIA ~ The Antipodes
I love a sunburnt country / A land of sweeping plains / Of ragged mountain ranges / Of droughts and flooding rains / I love her far horizons / I love her jewel-sea / Her beauty and her terror / The wide brown land for me / ~ Dorothea Mackellar (1885-1968)


Sunday, December 23, 2007

Little Pics of Box Hill Part 2

Remember to validate your Metcard BEFORE you travel…

It was one of those days when the universe seemed a little bit rattled…

Melbourne skies were grey and dribbly…

My favoured pen had walked…

My $2 coin stuck itself in the Met machine…

The “up” escalator at Box Hill station didn’t feel like working today…

An old man wandered by me wielding a folded umbrella…
(the skies were still dribbling)
Muttering loudly to the air
In a language I couldn’t understand…

And ooooooooooo the seat I am sitting on is WET!!!
Great look for the interview!

And meanwhile the women ferret and groan
In the basket of buttons ON SPECIAL you know…
(with apologies to T.S.Eliot)

And a young girl in pale blue
Carried a HUGE black plastic THING
Under one arm
Glowed the lemon-lime sign…

And a sign on plastic – over a suit in a drycleaner’s read…
I am sure I am conjuring all the wrong images!
I must be!

Now the skies are letting it all hang out!!
Please!!! Let my umbrella open!!! Please!!!
WOOHOO!! The universe ain’t aimin’ at me today!!!
I’M OK!!

Return Journey…

I’ve found an underground walkway
Beneath the busy road…

The “down” escalator works quite well at Box Hill station…

And oooooooooooo the seat of my pants is DRY!!!

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