Saturday, December 18, 2004


May try to see the electrical display. Aiming for The Boulevard but will settle for Box Hill North.

Comments: lights

There’s a good one in Canterbury parallel to Burke road and about a block in. In between Canterbury Road and Mont Albert Road. The main guy there has a very sophisticated computerised system that syncs music and lights and “beats”. You need to get out of the car to appreciate it properly.
Posted by FXH at December 18, 2004 10:33 PM

Coincidentally - I went there, FX.
Gave the Boulevard a miss because half of Melbourne was there in the balminess, so did the mini-Ivanhoe at Camberwell instead.

In the words of a nearby toddler "Incredible".

(I had been last year - but preferred this year's silent show, the music had been switched off)
Posted by boynton at December 19, 2004 11:21 AM

Coincidentally Kelly Street.
Posted by Tony.T at December 19, 2004 11:44 AM

Ridgey Didge
Posted by boynton at December 19, 2004 11:47 AM

"on Riversdale Road" (sung to the tune of "Telegraph Road")
Posted by Scott Wickstein at December 19, 2004 03:44 PM

The Long And Straighting Road.
Posted by Tony.T at December 19, 2004 04:57 PM

I heard something on radio or somewhere (maybe I made it up) that the The Boulevard was slipping because new people buying in to the area were "more tasteful" and less community minded and therefore there were gaps in the display and a few miserly party poopers who only put up the odd token light and don't get into the spirit.

Time for a Preservation Order.
Posted by FXH at December 19, 2004 10:07 PM

That's highly disturbing news you may have heard, FX.
On the other hand it was almost predictable, given the trajectory, boom and bust. I seem to recall that the Boulevard has been through this once before - and was 'dark' for a decade?

Once the mini-buses get involved, you know the writing is on the wall.

If a Heritage order can help prevent the inevitable I'm all for it. But would it be NIMBY -or NOT IMBY?
Posted by boynton at December 20, 2004 11:18 AM

I heard the traffic was terrible.
Posted by Tony.T at December 20, 2004 03:31 PM

It looked prety bad from a distance.
I should try walking next time.
Posted by boynton at December 20, 2004 10:38 PM

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