General

Maribyrnong’s underwater park: an update

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

Melbourne

The psychedelic playground

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 one I don't think many people would have problems with. You get on and it spins around, alarmingly fast. Pretty easy. This thing however, reminds me of two miniature monorails, but appears to involve "surfing" the board things

Consumerism, music

Percussion in the park

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.