Luke and I went to see the new Tim Burton/Johnny Depp movie Dark Shadows last night. Depp plays a vampire who is buried alive (and mortal) in the late 18th century and unearthed in 1972. It was visually stunning (as you would expect for Tim Burton), very silly and quite funny. I also liked it because there's several old signs in it.
Speaking of old signs, this afternoon Luke and I took our cameras and wandered the laneways of the city. We covered territory I have already traversed but I still found old signs I hadn't noticed before. Here's a selection:
I think this was Drewery Lane too
Forget where this was - looks like a two-in-one
Two-in-one (albeit the same sign). This is on the old
CUB malt house on the corner of Victoria and
Bouverie Streets, which has 12 or so loading bays
(or something) with numbers like this
Elizabeth Street - old sign and old Aussie flag
Guildford Lane again
Little Lonsdale, I think
I also took lots of photos of old windows. You can see them here.
My mini sewing machine arrived! I ordered it Monday night and it was delivered Wednesday morning. Speedy! It's very cute, especially the foot pedal which is smaller than my hand. It feels quite sturdy though. I'll post a photo of it tomorrow. I haven't had a chance to play with it yet, but I plan to stay home tomorrow and give it a test drive.