Monday, June 11, 2007

I kept seeing little creatures everywhere today

These bedraggled fellows were in a drenched visual art diary, part of a pile of discarded belongings left at the end of Gladstone Street.


That sad fox really tugs my heart strings. He shouldn't have been left out in the rain.

This stern-looking whale, hardier to the elements, is on Weekes Lane.


He also tugs my heart strings. But not as much as, say, a manatee would.

These canine companions then cheered me up.


They're part of the Crazy Circus Art Movement mural on the unfortunately-named Raper Street.


Crazy indeed.

But not as crazy as these terrifying bunny fingernails on display in the window of Aquarius Beauty on Enmore Road.

11 comments:

Steven Noble said...

Nice pics! But I've gotta say: while "Rapist" would be an unfortunate name, "Raper" is neither here nor there...

dan said...

Hi Nosey,

Great blog - it makes me nostalgic for Australia (which is not that easy to do). Do you know any blogs that capture inner-Melbourne in the same way? I wish there was a Nosey in Fitzroy (or, to maintain the alliteration perhaps it should be Fossicking in Fitzroy).

Dan

Karen said...

I wish I were so arty I could cast off gold like that. That whale is awesome.

Cassie said...

I love love LOVE finding random awesome in piles of cast out garbage. I think you've got a brilliant idea here. Would you mind if I emailed you every now and then with things I have noseyed?

Nosey in Newtown said...

Steven: I don't know, I personally wouldn't want to say I lived on Raper Street...

Dan: I've had quite a few people tell me that the blog makes Newtown seem better than it is, so make sure to keep your nostalgia in check! :) Not sure about any nosey parkers in Melbourne, but I'll have a sniff around for you.

Karen: I know! If I drew anything that good it would be framed and on the wall.

Cassie: It would be great to hear what you've stumbled upon! Consider yourself a card-carrying stickybeak.

est said...

One of my friends lived on Raper St for a while. I didn't live in the area at the time, and I thought he was joking somehow when he told me.

I guess it's named after a famous local? There is a league "legend" named something like John Raper too, isn't there?

I am pretty sure if that was my surname I'd be changing it at some point in order to save any kids I have in the future from the absolute shellacking they'd certainly receive at school.

Also, I wouldn't say your blog makes Newtown seem better than it is, Nosey. Newtown is an excellent place to live if you're a quirky young lady/gent. We have a bit of everything within walking distance, and what we don't have is a 10min train ride away in the city.

That said, if someone wants to live in the Inner West and moves here expecting Summer Hill or say, Glebe, they'll probably be disappointed.

Nosey in Newtown said...

Hey Est

Agreed on all counts. You couldn't find a bigger Newtownophile than me, but I have been accused of glossing over the down sides (what down sides, eh?).

Amber said...

When 13 Raper Street was for lease (and I was looking for somewhere to rent) I couldn't bring myself to go in and have a look, just in case it was great... thus creating a terrible dilemma.

suzysiu said...

A discarded visual arts diary is a dream find :) I would like to see the circus mural, and beautiful nails!

Newtownite said...

Amber, it is great! I live there. And though I don't believe raper is actually a word in the dictionary, I would probably still prefer the street to be called Lavender Street instead.

Cerys said...

This is fantastic!