Friday, June 22, 2012

Living walls

I love these living walls on houses in Elwood. I probably missed the autumn best of this house. I like the way the red creeper relieves the austerity of the plain grey house.
This house, backing onto the Elwood Canal, is gradually being covered with creeping fig.

Fences

Passed this colourful and inventive fence surrounding the St Kilda Park Primary School community garden this morning. Its a friendly fence. There is no gate. You can walk in or clamber under the fence posts. It is a very appropriate fence in a public park, Albert Park Reserve. I love colour pencils too.


Coffee cart in St Kilda

I was very attracted to this coffee cart in a modified cargo bike which provided hot drink support to the City of Port Phillip's St Kilda Triangle consultation attempt on the St Kilda foreshore this morning. It was bitterly cold, and all wind seemed to concentrate on the particular spot selected for the conversation.

Our daily dose of coffee has its power demands - the machine itself, the urn, the fridge. See the neat fridge tucked away under the coffee machine. The water is stored at the other end. Wishing the coffee cart and its operator well.

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Urban art on a laneway



The City of Port Phillip supports urban art in major projects. One of my favourite pieces is the screening fence to the lane at 17 Robe St, St Kilda. Referring to its former use as the Alliance Francaise, the screen along the laneway tells tales from La Fontaine. Each segment of the screen is delightful. Fish, birds and and kangaroo are especially gracefully represented. Martin Hodge is the artist who created this very lovely work which has made a difficult lane charming as well as providing privacy for the residents within.

Saturday, March 17, 2012