Thursday, 14 October 2010

We are not amused!


I go to Europe for three weeks and return to find my city decked out like a tart.
My . city . in . tart's . clothing.
Enough now. All the dressups can go back in the box.
All the banners. All the tents.

Be gone!

22 comments:

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Luscious colors against beautiful architecture ... nice photo.

Are you going to show us all that you captured in Paris (and other places of Europe)? Glad you are back!

B SQUARED said...

Beautiful colors, but I still agree with you.

Lois said...

A shock to the system!

anjoe playhouse said...

Why, if I may ask?
Are you joking??

altadenahiker said...

And she means it, Sydney. Don't mess with Julie, especially when she has jet lag.

Kay L. Davies said...

Yes, why was your city tarted up?
Beautiful photo, though, Julie. I love the building in the background, but I do have to wonder about Queen Victoria.

Kay, Alberta

Francisca said...

That's just too funny!

[I answered you on my roof post: ... the conventional kawara roofing tiles are ceramic made of dark gray clay. The terminal pieces are used both for decoration and perhaps as an amulet. Because the angle of my photo focuses on the ends, it's hard to see, but I'd say this one has a small branch with a fruit and two leaves. I'm sure to post more roof photos in future.]

Julie said...

Hah Hiker, you got it! But I will solve it by withdrawing this little head to my own little radius of streets. Sydney in miniscule.

Francisca, I answered you about Murakami. To treasure, in short ...

Julie said...

Genie, on the sidebar is being born 'à pied dans les rues de Paris'. Still in the delivery room, but I will work more on it during today.

brattcat said...

Well, that's a fine welcome home!

J Bar said...

It was a bit of a shock to the system when I first saw them but they're fun for one month. I've got plenty of these 'tarted up' statues to show in the next few days.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Ann said...

I like these, they're fun. Also the banners are a lot better than some in previous years. Haven't got to the lanes yet, from what Jim says, they sound as strange as usual.

Bill said...

Vicky might not be amused but the masses are.

Jack said...

I'm with you. I posted something mildly indignant on J Bar's blog. Made me feel like an old curmudgeon. Regrettably, not the first time I have felt like an old curmudgeon.

Leif Hagen said...

Is having a little fun with Victoria so wrong?! A eye catching photo!

Julie said...

Nor in the least wrong, Leif. I just don't like it. A matter of taste ...

Bruce Caspersonn said...

Julie for Premier!

Julie said...

*grin*
I think if i were to respond to that, Bruce, it would be libelous, especially after what our erst-while Premier is trying to pull, according to media reports, today.

But I have a hunch that 'we the people' shall have the last word!

Peter said...

this is the best tarting up I have seen.

Hilda said...

Hahahaha! This is too hilarious!

Joan Elizabeth said...

I've been noticing them popping up in the blogs. I think it is quite fun, provided it doesn't become an annual event!

Steffe said...

Very pretty.