WPC: ORNATE (more of)

Enough of the small talk, let’s get into the Challenge …



(NB:  NSA, FBI, ASS, CIA, PIGs etc etc ad infinitem please note; GO BACK TO SLEEP—it’s only me)  Screen Shot 2015-11-11 at 20.15.46


The Spouse discovered a new Oppe Shoppe. I was promptly put into a ‘hubby holding pattern’ outside, where I spotted this notice in the window. Very apt seeing that the shop is run by/on behalf of the SPCA (and like all op shops here in Invercargill seems to be an unlicensed unintentional creche for unsupervised children)* —

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—but sadly (despite much repositioning) (of me) and tweaking (of the polariser filter) I just couldn’t get rid of the reflections on the window.

Hard luck, no prize, so we’ll move on …

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This graffito seems to be a work-in-progress. Every time I pass it’s a wee bit more ornate so my guess is that the guy(s) doing it actually live there (or it’s a dog-free zone). Last week the yellows were missing, so I’ll keep my eye on it and shall open post when ready, Gridley.


to my computer, and while we’re talking graffiti, I keep getting these things (see screenshot below) all over my snaps and they have to be removed one at a time.

It’s just Apple’s friendly little way of telling us that although they obviously haven’t a clue what they’re doing they do try to be thought of as progressive—

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—which they probably were**—but as far as market research and Customer Satisfaction are concerned they have a helluva lot to learn. (For whatever reason I keep thinking of an infinite number of monkeys thumping an infinite number of keyboards)(and worse, getting paid for it). But don’t you think the wee frame is quite ornate? Although how the hell even an Apple monkey could make a human face out of that mess (and label it too~!) is quite beyond this tired old dog.


We weren’t. I was talking ‘mess’ … whilst galloping around the back of Global Bytes cafe and homing in for my afternoon coffee I happened once again upon these beauties*** stuck on an outside wall of the Ladies’ Hairdressery. And I just couldn’t resist a shot of someone else’s shots of the prize-winning somewhat ornate(?) hairdos—

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Weeeeeell …

Certainly some time and effort went into converting what most likely was attractive damsels into something worthy of marriage with some of Apple’s expert computer-monkeys; but none of them (damsels) (not monkeys) seems happy with the results. (As for originality, I remember seeing quite a few similar in London in the sixties—often dyed brilliant colours, such that you could think that a truckful of Amazonian parrots had crashed and the refugees swarmed onto your bus. Pink, red and blue seemed the hues of choice but I was never brave dumb enough to laugh out loud.)

And to close—

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—herewith above be some more. Judging by the right-hand image in each batch I guess the Australian influence is ‘in’ just now (think cockatoo)(grumpy cockatoo) …



* If the good ladies in some of the other such charity shops are to be believed, dump-and-run really does seem to be the order of the day (but the ladies take it well).

** Trying, very trying.

*** A matter of opinion …

(Cockatoo piccie above courtesy of Google …)



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