Thursday, 11 November 2010

Purple lane


Looking across Cascade Street into Hargreave Lane, and this glorious shower of ... colour ... it is not mauve ... it is not lavender ... it could be lilac ... but I have settled on purple.

I am discovering that some of the more eye-filling examples of Jacaranda are to be found in the hidden nooks and crannies of the Paddington hillside. I have a few more to show you over the coming days, as I gallivant down to Melbourne to experience the totally awesome Mr Leonard Cohen!

15 comments:

Kay L. Davies said...

Leonard Cohen? All RIGHT, Julie! A creative Canadian if there ever was one. So happy for you.
And I love your jacaranda pictures. What an amazing, amazing tree. I love it.
-- K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Woody said...

It's great how it jumps out at you. Great color!

Julie said...

Yes! A creative kanuk ... and I am going with a Canadian who came to Australia in September '71 ... and has not left!

Jayne said...

Love the purple lane, it's a rich delight :)
While you're in Melb try to see the Manchester Unity Building I think you'll like the foyer and the beauty of it ;)
That's if you haven't already had the pleasure!

Lanie Painie said...

I'm so glad to know that the genius of Mr. Cohen has reached the land down under. I'll bring my CDs when I finally go there!

Julie said...

He's been here a few times now. I missed out last year, so got in early this year! I think I bought my first Cohen LP(!!) in the late '70s.

Ann said...

Leonard Cohen - lucky you, enjoy!

That's a magnificent tree. Saw a park bordered by them the other day but I was on the train. Had no idea they were there.

Virginia said...

This little lane reminds me of......you know! :)

Peter said...

Lucky you - and keep the lilac/mauve/purple coming!

lewi14 said...

It's absolutely wonderful! What an eye-catcher!

Joan Elizabeth said...

Dare I admit I had to google Leonard Cohen to find out who he is. While I was at it I googled what colour are jacarandas ... purple-blue is the most popular ... talk about sitting on the fence.

brattcat said...

Leonard Cohen and jacaranda in bloom...does life get much better?

J Bar said...

Great seeing al that colour in some of those drab laneways.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

rallentanda said...

Best get some pics of the old fig trees at the Scottish Hospital in Paddington before they chop them down..such a tragedy and a disgrace!

Julie said...

I am not so sure about that being a tragedy OR a disgrace. I have seen each of the trees that are to be removed, and I walked around the gardens of the Scottish Hospital twice a week.

I am going along to the next presentation where their final development submission is discussed. I will report back on what I hear and how I feel about it.