Friday, April 11, 2008

Snaps

Yesterday, I was on my way to Mahadeo's Indian food warehouse (a wonderful source of spicy delights - my only reservation in commending it is that last time I did, I was inundated with emails from people in India wanting to know if I wished to buy bulk-lots of saris and pashminas. 'No' to the the first, a big 'hell-no' to the second. Pashminas are for the elderly and the mentally infirm. I am definitely not the former)... My goodness. That sentence is so long I have lost track of where I am. In any case, I took some photos along the way.

I adore this building:


The entire exterior is studded with these wee cameos - the edifice looks like a giant Wedgewood plate. I wish I had thought to get the street number, so I could find out its history. Perhaps the cameos are likenesses of the Queen, and the building thus decorated to celebrate her coronation? Pure speculation, I will endeavor to find out more.

Nothing much to comment on here; I just thought the mobile death-traps looked very pretty lined up liked this:


An oddly augmented street-sign:

17 comments:

unPC lesbian said...

The Wedgewood building in my yoof used to be painted turquoise with maroon trim, and I think it had black diamonds connecting the heads.

Anyone got a pciture of it's original colours?

miss_seph said...

There used to be another Vanilla Ice stop sign up by the university. I had a small chuckle to myself :)

miss_seph said...

And also I love that cameo building - is that the one on New North Road?

peterquixote said...

them indian restaurant un satisfying woman,
what we want is BEEF, and some carrotts
yous women so beautifull and wonderfull,
in my opinion you need a good feed,
i can do it,
like hardly even think about it,

peterquixote

Andrew said...

And you've got a stalker. Brilliant.

unPC lesbian said...

Me again....Mrs Smith, just re read this post and your first sentence implies that you COOK!!

And as you were going to a specific place for items and even KNOW where that warehouse is located implies that you possibly cook rather well even......

Andrew said...

I was wrong - I now see he's moved on to you after striking out with unpc lesbian. I wonder how the prickly one will deal with him when his serial ... ummm ... "wooing" (shall we say) proceeds to her comments section.

unPC lesbian said...

I soooooo live for the day when he trys it on with Cactus!!

Cactus Kate said...

I placed Peter in a blender several years ago.

peterquixote said...

very funny little girl, food blended swallow good taste now more later on girls mn things ,

llew said...

Bah - disable comments eh? That won't stop me.

Will there be pictures in the book? SOme of us have short attention spans.

peterquixote said...

yeah, that right, our rights, we want to be in book,i send you real life pictures woman, be care of trivial words woman,

unPC lesbian said...

I'm getting my razor blade out immediately....how will I cope....au revoir Mrs Smith.....oh, I have your email, and WE WILL have that glass of bubbles the next time I'm in town.

Work hard on the book, and if you ever need a proof reader.......

Mrs Smith said...

Ha, ha Llew!

Peter - thank-you for the advice, but if I left out the trivial words, it would be a book of blank pages.

Lita said...

Oo, the oft threatened book comes to fruition, a not-so idle vice. How exciting. But, at the expense of the blog ... eek. I will really miss you Mrs S. Please come visit or email me!

Oh and that stop sign totally razzles my dazzle.

miss_seph said...

Oh but Smithy! :(

You'll keep in touch at least yeah? Drop by various blogs, drop a sly comment in every now and again? :)

Have fun, take care, and be sure to invite me to the book launch :D

Mrs Smith said...

P.S. UnPc - i Can't cook. I buy their tinned Indian meals.

Thanks, Lita and Miss Seph (and Anony in the post below) - I promise to work hard on book, then come back when done. Will still be popping by to read your exploits!

xxxx