MELBOURNE UNIVERSITY & FUNNY PHOTOS
On Friday 10.11.2017 I had two specialist appointments at ROYAL MELBOURNE HOSPITAL (you see that on the map) in Parkville, Melbourne. One was at 10.am and the other at 3.15pm. I knew it was going to be a beautiful day. I decided to take my camera along and head to Melbourne University to have a look around. I've never been there before and have seen some interesting new buildings from the street. After my first appointment, I went and got lunch at RMH public hospital, then headed to the Peter Mac hospital across the road. They have a fabulous outdoor area on the 7th floor which has a 360 degree view of Melbourne. It's a nice way to enjoy lunch on a beautiful day.
The first five photos are of the entrance to the Peter Mac hospital. It's a magnificent piece of architecture, especially inside. I love looking at it every time I'm there. The others are of Melbourne University. It was great to see old and new architecture beside each other, as well as integrated so well together. There are many sculptures of all sizes around the campus, and areas for people to sit. As you'll see, I found a few surfaces on some of the new buildings that amused me, hence the number of pics. I laugh every time I look at them, and think about them.
What I found fascinating was that nobody took any notice of me and what I was doing, other than one man. There is a section (BELOW), where I was having a fabulous time where he stoped and curiously asked me what I was doing. I explained that the effect was similar to the mirrors at Luna Park. He then asked if there was one which would help him with his stomach size. I pointed him to one panel but it elongated his head! I said that now he could tell everyone he had a big head! My next step was to see what I looked like in all THE PANELS. ENJOY THE LAUGH with the photos below!
BELOW - AND THEN.......A PHOTO OPPORTUNITY PRESENTED ITSELF. I spotted these 2 ladies coming my way as I was positioned at the far left panel. I wondered what they would look like in each panel. It's hilarious!
I had a great time with the bollards once I knew what they did. I played there for a while as I discovered by accident, when people walked past them they'd jump when they beeped and went down or up. Hilarious!
Although I'm so used to people being on their phones and/or having headphones on, I found even though some of these people had neither, all the above were totally disconnected to their surroundings! It never ceases to amaze me as I'm out and about on the footpath in the wheelchair often. They have no idea what's going on around them.
My intention next time I go to the hospital, is to go back and take more funny photos of the reflective panels, and video as well as photograph the expressions on people’s faces when the bollards go up and down. Watch this space!
12/11/2017 04:23:13 pm
Great photos Lou and a really great read. Love your blog keep it up 🙂
12/11/2017 07:06:34 pm
Great photos and I love seeing the world through your eyes and perspective. I have walked through the doors of Peter Mac and never saw what you photographed. Great.
Thanks Nora. I think there is always something to photograph or look at if you have a little time. These days we are often in such a hurry, as well as have so much going on in our heads and lives that we forget to look around. I think that my height is also something that works for me, as I perhaps see things in a different way than before :)
12/11/2017 09:33:28 pm
Hi my dear friend Lou - love your photos - looks like you were having a lovely time taking these shots - I am so proud to have you as my friend
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In a wheelchair permanently since early 2010 due to a disease called NMO. I am loving getting out and about in my wheels. My blogs capture my journey.