Friday, September 21, 2007

Mirror, Mirror, On The, Er, Handlebars

Architecture Is A Shining Light

Photographs copyright: DAVID McMAHON


Like any city built on a river, Melbourne is a metropolis of bridges. I was walking across Southbank on a recent afternoon when I noticed this reflection (above) in the mirror of a parked motorcycle. The image shows the ornate, distinctive lamps that are part of the architecture of Princes Bridge. And then I thought I'd photograph the lamps themselves, to give you a view of da Real McCoy. Perfect day for it, because there was not a cloud in the sky.

32 comments:

b. said...

Great shots, both of them!

lime said...

love the framing in the mirror

Blue Momma said...

What lovely lamps! I hope to see them-and all of Australia-in person one day, but lugging a three year old across another continent isn't so appealing to me right now!

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm quite a fan of Jo also. Now I'm off to locate a copy of your book -

Rachelle said...

Beautiful pictures. Thanks for sharing.

Asha said...

How clever of you to take the photo thru' the mirror!:))
I once clicked road signs showing opposite roads in Nashville which said "Church Street" and "Gay Street" and posted it too!!:P

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Kimberly said...

Amazing the difference between the two - makes me wonder if I can trust my mirror.

And have I mentioned? I love your creative post titles!

Craver Vii said...

Friend, where do you find all these shots? You have an amazing eye!

countrygirlcityliving said...

Beautiful shots David! I have been mia this week, apologies...but it is nice to be back and I just loved these photos!

Midas said...

Those are lovely pictures of lamps. I have looked for outdoor almps just yesterday...I saw one similar to that one in the picture.

Hammer said...

Very nice, we just don't see that kind of ornament around here.

Melissa said...

Just beautiful! We don't have anything that gorgeous over here. Thank you for sharing with us!

~Fathairybastard~ said...

Beautiful, Victorian era type stuff. Cool legacy of the old days.

Wendy said...

Thank you the humorful comments that bring a smile to my face. You have a great sense of humor, and a very nice blog.

Tall Cool H20 said...

My daughter did a project about your country and I have to say it was quite interesting.

Luke said...

I'd like to compliment you on your eye for detail. And once again, another nice reflective shot.

david mcmahon said...

Hi B,

Why, thank you, ma'am.

Keep smiling

David

david mcmahon said...

Thanks, Lime,

I enjoy these offbeat shots!

Keep smiling

David

david mcmahon said...

G'day Blue Momma

And welcome to my little slice of e-Australia! Must say this is a very kid-friendly continent.

You're off to find my book? That's the nicest thing I've heard today - and I hear lots and lots of nice things every day.

Thank you and do keep in touch

Keep smiling

David

david mcmahon said...

Hi Rachelle,

Thank you. So glad you enjoyed them.

Keep smiling

David

david mcmahon said...

Hi Asha,

Thank you. The shot was just yelling ``Photograph me''!

I like the sound of your Nashville picture!

Enjoyed the gastronomic delights on your blog. Do keep in touch.

Keep smiling

David

david mcmahon said...

Hi Kimberly,

It WAS a very dusty mirror! And thank you, I'm so glad you like my post titles.

They just kinda pop into my head....

Keep smiling

David

whimsicalnbrainpan said...

I don't think I mentioned it in my post but my good friend Magda who just visited me is from Melbourne.

david mcmahon said...

Hi Craver,

They're just everywhere. I just stop and photograph them, but 99 out of 100 people walk straight past them without noticing ....

Keep smiling

David

david mcmahon said...

Hi Midas,

Thank you. I'd love to see a shot of the lamps you saw. The ones here on Princes Bridge are huge - they'd be about four or five metres tall at least.

Keep smiling

David

david mcmahon said...

Hi Lindsay,

Lovely to hear from you. Glad you liked the shots.

Keep smiling

David

david mcmahon said...

Hi Hammer,

I guess every city has its beauty. Would love to travel everywhere with my camera!

Keep smiling

David

david mcmahon said...

Hi Melissa,

Thanks for leaving a comment. Do come back - and I;m glad you liked the shots.

Keep smiling

David

david mcmahon said...

G'day FHB,

You're right. And Calcutta, being an old English city, is pretty much the same.

Keep smiling

David

david mcmahon said...

Hi Wendy,

How nice to hear I make you smile. I'm glad you like my irreverence.

Keep smiling

David

david mcmahon said...

Hi Tall Cool H2O,

I hope your daughter enjoyed doing the project.

This is an amazing country and I still havn't seen the half of it!

Keep smiling

David

david mcmahon said...

Hi Luke,

Thank you, kind sir. I;m so glad you liked the shots.

Keep smiling

David

david mcmahon said...

Hi Whimsy,

Small world, isn't it? You'll probably find that Magda and I are neighbours!

Keep smiling

David