Do you remember the pics of the brand new Maribyrnong playground from a couple of weeks ago, showing severe drainage problems?
On Saturday night there was heavy rain in the area, but evidently the City of Maribyrnong’s drainage experts have been busy, because on Sunday morning the park was almost dry — and certainly not underwater.
I like the way the notices made it clear they weren’t totally oblivious to the problems.
The City of Glen Eira has some pretty psychedelic playground equipment in some of its parks. Sometimes it’s hard to figure out what you’re meant to do with it.
This thing however, reminds me of two miniature monorails, but appears to involve “surfing” the board things while holding onto the railings. You can also try and sit on them and ride them, but that doesn’t appear to be how it was designed. Though I’m not really sure what they had in mind.
This one is obviously inspired by a Mobius strip, and is quite a challenge (in a good way) to climb. We noticed it’s made from four identical pieces hooked together.
And as for this, Escher couldn’t have done better with the ladder. The middle bit is like a rock climbing wall, but impossible to actually use. The slide thing is hinged and wobbles from side to side. Weird.
(Elsewhere they have equipment that is easier to figure out, and more suitable for little kids.)
Yesterday after having a win at Officeworks (they agreed to beat Landmark’s $20 price on Canon ink cartridges by 5%, thus giving me a discount of almost $11 on each of the three I was buying), we took a look at the Sir William Fry reserve.
There were couple of strange metal things near the middle of the park. I felt compelled to whack them a few times to see what notes I could get out of them. (I’m assuming that’s what they were designed for.)
It could be quite a good way to relieve stress, I reckon, slapping the heck out of metal things. Not as good as the Screaming Room, but still not bad.
Thank you City of Kingston.
And thank you YouTube, for allowing anybody to post pointless videos such as this one!