Monday, November 17, 2008

Construction Sight

Mary Poppins Is Joining Us Today, Fellas

Photograph copyright: DAVID McMAHON

Sometimes you see an incongruous sight that just brings you to a dead halt. This shot was taken more than a year ago, during the middle stage of construction of the new Melbourne Recital Centre on the corner of Sturt Street here in South Melbourne.

I had just taken some shots from the roadside and I entered the site office to ask the supervisor if I could take some more photographs, when I noticed this red umbrella hanging from a hook beside the hard hats.

Now you know why we’re always encouraged to take the umbrella view.

(The Odd Shots concept came from Katney. Say "G'day" to her.)


Katney said...

That's what I like about Odd Shots. It can be an odd angle, an odd lighting, or a "Whaaaaaaaaaat?" You are a master of all three.

Anonymous said...

That is 'Supercalifragilisticexpealidocious'

you knew some idiot would try that. Huh?

Charles Gramlich said...

so strange. The red umbrella definitely has a femine feel among all those hard hats.

Daryl said...

See its really an advert for Traveler's Insurance whose logo is a HUGE red brolly....

I am happy to provide a constant stream of totally useless information

Wait til you see how things reflect in my odd shot ... dont go look now, its not up til NYC's Monday


Maggie May said...

Very odd to see an umbrella like that!

womaninawindow said...

HA! Kinda makes you wonder about the odd man out. Great!

Sandi McBride said...

Yes, odd shot, that's got it down David...quite well, in fact. There's something about a red umbrella...tho I prefer yellow ones, myself...more sunny, you know.

GreenJello said...

The title is as good as the photo. :)