Sunday, 30 August 2015

Curiosity - comes naturally to children


Children are naturally curious about the world around them. These children were in the park atop Middle Head, inspecting this Wattle ush.

Saturday, 29 August 2015

Curiosity a design fad from the past


This is part of the Sydney Town Hall at the top of George Street, after the long haul up from Circular Quay, and before the slide down Brickfield Hill. The Town Hall was constructed between 1868 and 1889. There was a bevy of architects and designers. They liked this sort of ornamentation in those days, or perhaps each man got some of his ideas through. A perfect example of building by committee.

Friday, 28 August 2015

Curiosity - a smidge too much, perhaps!


He does mind other people's business, a bit too much.

He needs to know if Frankie, next-door, is stretched out upon the garage roof, and warn him off!
He needs to know where Sellie is and what she is doing with that lizard.
He always knows where Sylvie is - under the Murraya Hedge - but he needs her to understand that her comfort is at his whim!

He also needs to keep an eye on his human as she forks around in the cabbage-patch, 'cause one never can tell what that woman will flush out!

Thursday, 27 August 2015

Curiosity - What Alice said!


`Curiouser and curiouser!' cried Alice (she was so much surprised, that for the moment she quite forgot how to speak good English) ...

What Alice said, indeed! This house is next door to that which I showed you yesterday. This one, however, has a heritage listing indicating value of a local variety. It is called "Roselea". It last traded in August 2007 for $794,000 and sits on 665 square meters of land.

Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Curiosity - unusual, but interesting


I would love to know the provenance behind this structure!

It stands in High Street, Willoughby, and last traded in August 2001 for $660,000. At the moment, it is valued at about $2,000,000 give or take $200,000. As you might suspect, the front is deceptive as Google Maps reveals it to be an extensive property, with banks of solar-panels to heat an outdoor pool. It sits on 672 square metres of land.

Willoughby is an old suburb, and weather-board houses, although not rare, are not a dime a dozen, either. But, what is with the shingles, and the key-hole cutout?