Monday, October 29, 2007

Picking up where we left off

First of all, thank you to everyone who left a comment on my last entry. It was lovely to see how many people will go on remembering Theo.

Secondly, my apologies for the long silence since my last entry. After a Nosey hiatus, I am definitely back and will be posting as often as possible again. Thanks for all the emails encouraging me to return - much appreciated!

It's been interesting to note what has changed in my absence. A couple of new shops on King Street, a couple more closed down, some new graffiti, some of my favourite old graffiti painted over. But there's still so much to discover in the unchanged things, so familiar that I don't even notice them anymore. No matter how many times I look at those painted tiles outside the Neighbourhood Centre, I always find new favourites, and I've never noticed these written ones before:


I really, really like that one. It sums up why I always feel so weary whenever I hear anyone railing against Newtown being over-run with yuppies/junkies/day-trippers/mothers' groups/goths/whatever the target du jour is. It is the product of its inhabitants and grows and changes with them. Group hug, anyone?

I also like this one, if only because of the reference to cat-swinging:



And this one appealed greatly to my noseyness:


It's true - look!

4 comments:

mischa said...

welcome back, nosey! did you notice that all three tiles were created by women named victoria? what a curious coincidence (or perhaps the same person?).

when i read that one about the fireman, i thought victoria #3 meant that her grandpa had sawn off his sleeve and was marvelling that a piece of fabric might still be in tact after all these years. what a dork.

Nosey in Newtown said...

Wow. You are so right about all those Victorias. How very odd. I will now have to tag this a mystery...

leetranlam said...

I love how that one tile is a biography of Newtown - all within the dimensions of your average bath-sized mosaic! (On a very pedantic note, I'm also very impressed that Mysterious Victoria can write so legibly in a cramped bit of space.)

justyna said...

Fireman my fave! Welcome back. You have been missed Nosey...