Sunday, December 28, 2003

bathing boxes

thanks to Gary for finding the Age article on the Brighton Beach bathing boxes.

The bathing boxes feature in bridal snaps all over Melbourne. They have made the cover of the telephone directory, been used as the backdrop for happy snaps with Australian Open tennis champions, and feature in tourist brochures and on internet sites. A fellow called Mark Hollow could have had no idea what he was starting when he erected what is believed to have been the first Brighton bathing box in 1862. Showing commendable initiative, he did so without permission from local authorities.

sundaydriving round the bay recently, I was rather taken by the shacks on the other side of the tracks. This unknown stretch of coastal dwelling seemed foreign and we grasped for analogies from other lands. I suggested Cornwall, but it possibly had more of the Florida about it.

Comments: bathing boxes

I'm more impressed by the patchwork quilt revealed by the aerial shot.
Posted by Tony.T at December 28, 2003 06:22 PM

Bird's eye.
certainly more cauliflowers than caulfield.

funny when I was travelling through these unseen fields, had a sense that it was like North By Northwest.
It was more than just the shadow of a light plane crossing the road as it turns out.
Posted by boynton at December 28, 2003 07:16 PM

I think eye spied a pumpkin. Errr, another time. Doesn't leave much room for coastal wetlowlands or even lowwetlands.
Posted by Tony.T at December 29, 2003 07:42 PM

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