Thursday, 31 May 2012

Pique hour


Here I am, taking photographs whilst leaning against my garden gate, 8am Wednesday. In a nutshell, this is the benefit of inner city living. In a quarter of an hour, a fit, young person can get to work, get their daily exercise, and the cost is minimal.

Yes, I realise the travails of the daily grind from outer suburbs, from the mountains, and from the Central Coast. Sitting in the car, drumming the steering wheel, cursing other road users, bad-mouthing politicians, and petty bureaucrats.

12 comments:

Jim said...

Good one.

Perrine Renoir said...

one more pic and you have a story

Bob Crowe said...

I agree with your premise but I think urban living is easier in larger cities. There are so many more nearby amenities. In lots of places in the US, including STL, the central city has been bled by the suburbs. St. Louis proper now has only 350,000 people in a metro area of 2.6 million.

The sprawl will all end one day. When the price of gasoline/petrol becomes nearly unfordable and the cost to heat and cool far-suburban McMansions becomes prohibitive, we will be glad we live close in.

Julie said...

Perrine Renoir: do not encourage me on like that!! I restrained myself with just two images today. I am usually more profilage than that!

Bob: Something similar has happened here in Sydney, although we have and 4.5 million people we spread that over a massive area. The inner city is quite dense, and is being nicely rejuvenated by at least one politician. People are flooding back in, but the influx has a limit. And armageddon will still hit outer suburbia in about 50 years ... unless ... employment goes out there too ... and infrastructure.

Prem said...

I can relate to this, as to the part of leaning on garden gates to photograph 'coz I just did it yesterday, but mine was to photograph a chaos :((

Joe said...

Hi Julie.. You once called me an urbanite. There is no doubt I am an city/suburb dweller. I like to be close to amenities and entertainment and still have my beach and parks. For me the country is place to visit, to holiday not a place to live. Perhaps you are an urbanite too.

Joan Elizabeth said...

While I have enjoyed the inner city life I am getting worse and worse ... ever so glad to get out of the place whenever we go down there. I don't commute to the city at all any more ... yipee.

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brattcat said...

how beautifully you illustrate your point.

Rose from Oz is Back! said...

Julie I would love to see a fuller and closer shot of that amazing looking wrought iron work on that building across the street!

Julie said...

Your wish is my command, Rose. I have a few on file, but will see what I can get in the rain during tomorrow.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Or, you can have the best of both worlds and live a 20min drive on the Freeway into the city, mind you it does help enormously that Perth's population is much smaller and said freeways are never too bad. There is a drive now to lure more people into the city, heaps of new apartments,I wouldn't mind, it sounds like fun!