Sunday, August 2, 2015


Saturday. Midday. Collingwood. Nathan and I are trying to find a particular gift shop located in a small side street so I could buy a gift for a guest who is coming to my work to speak to my students in two weeks (I had something very specific in mind).

Unfortunately, when we found the shop, there was a sign on the door saying it was closed for 'renovations' (gone bust?) so we continued on our way back into the city.

There were a lot of drunken guys stumbling around in the streets in Collingwood at this time of day, some still with drinks in hand. They seemed very content...stumbling and laughing and drinking.


Andrew said...

I recently heard that Smith Street is much better than it used to be, with less anti social behaviour.

Yes, that is usually what 'closed for renovation' means.

Adaptive Radiation said...

The 'closed for renovations' signs seem to be very common around Fitzroy. There is definitely a high turn over of shops.

Victor said...

For we northerners 'Collingwood' seems to have a certain image related to the football club and its fanatical supporters.

Adaptive Radiation said...

I think of gay night clubs.