Saturday, 28 March 2015

Top End of the City.

Brisbane Street in Launceston is the main street, the top end of it is always busy.  There is no mall there but chairs and seats are on the footpath and coffee shops serve their coffee there.  To me those tables and chairs are a nuisance as you really have to watch where you are treading.  It's beyond me as to why people sit there with fumes from trucks and cars going past which taint ones smell.

This week we have had the painter painting the down pipes and under the eaves of the house.  Then a bit inside.  The ceilings are going to be painted as well this coming week or two.
New gates are to be made for each side of the front of the house, and that will do for the time being  as we await with much patience the arrival of the new caravan in late April.

These photos were taken a few years ago, I will take up to date ones shortly.








20 comments:

  1. Actually, it looks like a nice, small, buzzy neighbourhood, just the type I like to spend time in.
    Pleased to hear that the renovations are almost complete and anticipation is building for the "mansion on wheels".

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    1. It's an ok street 'the top end' of it, was once a dead area of the city but not now.
      Yes, so looking forward to the renovations being finished...

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  2. In my opinion it is an interesting street but completely different from Polish ones

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    1. From what I have seen of your Polish streets ours are very different..

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  3. I noticed Sydney had nowhere near the number of tables and chairs on footpaths that Melbourne has. I'm afraid I am a person who likes to sit outside in the diesel fumes.

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    1. Oh do you really :) well at least you are honest.

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  4. I sometimes like to sit outside unless the bees come after any food I might have. Or the ants. But I would not sit outside to watch the cars go by, if at a restaurant, because I can do that anywhere. I live in a town spread up one side down the other of a major freeway north and south, so car fumes are killer here all the time. I don't like them!

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    1. We have wasps here, but not very many they come because of the sweet smell of food..Well you can't sit on the side of the street then..

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    1. I fell it is, but then you both have been to many so you know what you prefer.

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  6. I do not like to sit outside to eat or drink. I'd rather be safe inside from bugs, heat and/or cold!!! It is a very pretty city. Best wishes with all the painting.

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  7. i have been reading your blog for years and i've decided that i'm going to save for a holiday to tassie. you sold me with your lovely photos. i'll let you know when i'm going to cross the tasman. :) i agree about the fumes when you are eating on the footpath. not good. the painting won't take long and how exciting about the caravan. you'll have lots of adventures in store

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    1. Yes, it's been a long time now you been visiting and commenting on my blog - you have seen many photos and there were lots of 'posts' that I deleted from the beginning..
      Well, that is awesome if you are coming to Tasmania - we will meet and I look forward to you coming and letting me know when.

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  8. Yes, you need very wide footpaths away from the road for this outdoor dining stuff, plus
    it is an obstacle course for pedestrians and shoppers when on narrow footpaths.
    Classic European cities are excellent for it - Copenhagen is a good example.
    Malls make outdoor dining excellent and outdoor dining in parks. I like the fresh air,
    but not traffic fumes like what I suspect you would have in this Brisbane Street.
    Cheers
    Colin

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    1. You are not wrong on what you say. All is true. We don't have enough room in our city for table and chair on the side of footpaths for coffee or light lunches..

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  9. I love to see those shops along the streets and at the base of these tall buildings. A great area to shop and enjoy the traffic.

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    1. There are some nice shops there, and further down that street there is a Mall, not big but it's nice.

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  10. Some lovely buildings in this street. Contrasting against those gorgeous blue skies makes them stand out even more.

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  11. Nothing quite like blue/white/crime colours to make buildings stand put, or harsh shadows...

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