Seeing The Sights

These are some of my favourite sights from this week so far.

You knew I’d have to include a boat, right? I call this one Mama Boat and Baby Boat.

This is the face of a statue in a garden in my street. It is life size at nearly six foot tall. Freaks me out whenever I see it, I mean, who has a six foot tall statue of a woman in their front garden? I’m sure that even though she has the serenest of faces she watches me as I walk by. I hate to admit it but one night when I was walking home I crossed to the other side of the street to avoid walking past her. It’s not that she looks particularly scary, it’s just that she’s so big. I think she might grab me and pull me over the garden fence.

Every time I take a photo of this cat at night he has different coloured eyes that flash at me. During the day he is a mild-mannered black and white cat who inspires me to sing the theme tune from Postman Pat (Postman Pat and his black and white cat…) but at night he spys on me with his blazing, different-coloured eyes. At night I call him David Bowie (who supposedly has different coloured eyes.) He is always watching me.

This is the dome on the roof of the school behind my house. Don’t you think it looks like a Dalek from Doctor Who? I swear if it ever starts to spin round and shout: Exterminate Exterminate, I will have a heart attack.

I like that I can see the Harbour Bridge from my side of the city. It makes me feel that I am a part of it all.

I love this lamp post in Victoria Park. Whenever I see it I think it might just be the entrance to Narnia. Gives me a little thrill every time.

Lots of sights to see this week. Hope you’ve had a chance to get out and about too.

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31 thoughts on “Seeing The Sights

    1. You are so right. I always think of that angel episode when I see a statue like that. You can’t be too careful these days. Hahaha. Thanks for stopping by Joeinvegas.

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  1. Hi Selma,
    I am a great lover of garden statues, and I think she is gorgeous, I have pictured a beautiful hedge around the bottom of the statue, or a circle covered in flowers around her feet. I notice she has a palm tree as a back drop, very nice. 🙂

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  2. I’m so glad you included “mama and baby” and the lamp post at the entrance to Narnia, because, otherwise, I’d be worried that “they” were about to get you. You know, the garden lady, the cat with multicolored eyes and the Dalek. I don’t know. Maybe I should be worried anyway… 😉

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  3. It is a Dalek – hahahaha (exterminate, exterminate) – Tessa is reading ‘the lion, the witch and the wardrobe’ at the moment – one of my favourite books of all time – she loves it. Thanks for the tour Selma 🙂

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    1. Do you remember that sense of wonder when you first read ‘The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe?’ I still haven’t forgotten the worlds it opened up for me. It was like pure joy. I am so glad Tessa is enjoying it!

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      1. Yes I do – particularly the cupboard full of coats, the lamp post, snow and the lion (who I so wanted to give a cuddle) – and the turkish delight eaten by that naughty boy – I thought I might discover a Narnia one day (maybe while on a train station or visiting some old person’s house) but was sadly disappointed – haha

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  4. Is it me, or does that statue look a bit like Kylie Minogue? Maybe the owner is a fan? Mind you, statues rarely resemble anyone; they auctioned one of Marilyn Monroe recently, which I thought looked more like Margaret Thatcher! 😀

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    1. Actually, you’re right. She does look a bit like Kyles. I nearly choked on my coffee just then when I read the bit about Marilyn looking like Margaret Thatcher. That is pricelesss 😆

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    1. Yes. I have often thought that, Rachel. There is a lot more going on around here than people realise. I often feel like I’m being watched……. 😮

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  5. what a treat to see these photos and read your “captions”. the statue
    may come alive one day, you never know. i’d keep a wide berth. the cat that watches you all the time! how amazing really. and the bridge, and the entrance to the park, all
    entrancng! what a beautiful place to live. just ah…so nice, thanx!

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    1. It sounds weird to say this, Tipota, but I know that cat somehow. I don’t know if it’s the reincarnation of a cat I used to have but it has a very familiar vibe about it. We have definitely met before. So glad you liked all the photos. Makes me grin :mrgreen:

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  6. Love your pictures and you are right about the dalek one! 🙂 (They used to frighten me as a child and I was always worried because we lived in a ground floor flat and I longed for stairs to slow them down on the way to my bedroom!)

    Love the lamp post too, I know what you mean about Narnia. 🙂 . . . I loved the Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe as a child – I was always checking the back of wardrobes for doorways!

    A lovely post Selma. x

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    1. Yes. You and I would have grown up with the original Daleks, Susannah, and they were scary. The only things that scared me more at the time were the triffids from John Wyndham’s ‘The Day Of The Triffids.’ I couldn’t go near large plants for ages after reading that. Hahaha. And yes, you need stairs to counter a Dalek invasion. LOL.

      Narnia has had such a huge influence on me and on many people I know. What a magical series of books!

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