McElhone Place

You know you’re bored, or you know you’re desperate for something you read when you read junk mail from “City of Sydney”. It’s not as if it’s lacking, though, since I receive quite a few letters from “City Of Sydney” each week. But anyway, I picked up the brochure this morning about the 2007 Gardening Competition (May 21-June 27) and was inspired to read it. Well you know we boys do have to read in the toilet!

As I don’t have a garden myself, I decided to go for a walk down my favourite street, McElhone Place instead. It’s a great little street directly parallel to Fitzroy Street where the residents have banded together to ban cars and to decorate their former-slum-street with beautiful gardens. The result has been a physically beautiful street, and one which has a great sense of community pride.

5 thoughts on “McElhone Place

  1. I think most junk mail gets read on the loo if at all. Probably not the best way for Woolies and Coles to advertise food! :P

    That street looks lovely – it must be great in spring/early summer when everything is out.

  2. Wow.. that is quite pretty. A garden competition in the inner city? Novel :-)
    My boy is trying his best to revive our garden… our front looks like a botanist’s dream, but the backyard a botanist’s nightmare. You can blame the labrador for that!

  3. Hmmm… what happened to the Big Brother post that popped up on my feed reader? Anyway, I just stopped by to say I’m obviously not missing anything BB07wise by not being in Aus. And also you’re not missing anything by not being able to see BB series 8 in the UK which started tonight. Give me the aussie contestants anyday. (which doesn’t say heaps about their UK counterparts I know, but at least they can sort of string a few words together, like, y’know, obviously!)

  4. Gus – A garden is the one of the things I miss living in an apartment. I used to have a garden when I lived in the country. Beautifully planted. Well chosen plants. Great stuff. Last time I was in Wagga I noticed the people living there now have kept all the plans. The bay tree must be now over 12 feet tall!

    Tom – I wrote the BB post and the deleted it. I didn’t think it was up to my usual high blog standards. Actually, I wrote it, published it, and then re-read it (in my reader), and I thought I sounded like a total loser. Or maybe it was government censorship? Heheehh

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