Monday, September 17, 2007

The Crepe Crusader

This Ain't Gotham City, Robin, It's Melbourne

Photograph copyright: DAVID McMAHON

This photograph is for Hammer, who told me some time ago that he is a Batman fan. This street sign is not a Photoshop effort; it's a real dinky-di, genuine picture. You see, John Batman was the founder of Melbourne. The historic building on the left is the old headquarters of the Herald and Weekly Times. CityLink, in case you're wondering, is the integrated tollway system that encompasses all the city's different freeways. Normal street signs here are white on a dark green background, while CityLink signage is yellow on blue.


whimsicalnbrainpan said...

Where I live there is a place called Bat Cave.

lime said...

it certainly is a fun sign anyway. in my home state (pennsylvania) we are known for some rather suggestive town names existing in the middle of the conservative amish enclave....intercourse, paradise, bird-in-hand, blue ball are all town names in close proximity to each other. and yes, the jokie is 'you have to go through intercourse to get to paradise.'

Victorya said...

I'm a batman fan myself, and love the sign too :)

Queen of Dysfunction said...

That is one of the greatest surnames I've every heard of.

david mcmahon said...

Hi Whimsy,

Wow, I'm off to check the link.

Keep smiling


david mcmahon said...

Hi Lime,

That is the funniest comment I've seen today.

Keep smiling


david mcmahon said...

Hi Victorya,

Did you see all the Batman movies? Glad you liked the sign.

Keep smiling


david mcmahon said...

Hi Queen,

They seriously considered ``Batmania'' as one of the prospective names for Melbourne!

Keep smiling


Skanky Jane said...


SJ xx

Hammer said...

Very interesting.

I also live near bat cave road.

However,I'll leave the guano to the experts :)