Victoria Park 90210

Bento points out that Vic Park is totally shitting on Beaufort Street for street art. However more baffling is what on earth has Vic Park got to do with movie making? I could understand if there was a monument to prostitution or used car sales,or even bad spelling, but the silver screen? Also all those holes will be filled by chiko roll bags.

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35 Responses to Victoria Park 90210

  1. richarbl says:

    I wonder how long it will take until a four wheel driver steals that seat back to use as a sand ladder

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  2. Dame Shazza says:

    There’s a Fuji film place across the road?

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  3. petef says:

    Monument to the demise of the video shop.

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  4. Perineum says:

    maybe it’s not a tribute to movie-making but to movie-screening: viz, the stores of the naughty that once lined that stretch of Albany Highway. In which case, it lacks a lifesize bronze of an old man in a raincoat. If that happens i’m bundling the kids in the car and heading out to VP on the very next holidays. It’s time they learned they selves some history.

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  5. Sir Bill International says:

    The Vic Park lifestyle is a realtors dream. The film, the television , the restaurants , The TAB, the Broken Hill hotel, the gentlemen’s hairdressers, the list goes on and on and on.
    http://tinyurl.com/jwbny9j

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  6. juantrak says:

    I dunno about film and movies – but the Vic Park scene that runs through my scarred mind forever, is one of a terrifying event that happened to SWMBO and myself a few years ago, just a little further down the Hwy, at a restaurant that used to be Farrell’s – but which is now the Dome.
    Farrell’s always did a roaring trade, and we dropped in for an early evening meal in mid-Summer, while it was still broad daylight – maybe 6:00PM.
    We got seated on the outside open area of Farrell’s that overlooked the Hwy and the small park across the road, on the corner of Harvey St.
    That park was ringed with a low hedge, maybe 60-70cm high.
    The park was a favourite haunt of Indigenes having a regular boozing session, of course – and there were several older ladies of the Indigenous variety squatting there, as we started on our meal.
    Suddenly, with no warning, and in full view of all within a 300M radius (including us, who had a perfect elevated view), one of the biggest of the Indigenous gals stood up, with her back facing us – bent forward, hiked her skirt to her waist, dropped her knickers to her ankles – and let rip with a stream into the hedge, that would do any Jersey cow proud!!
    The pissing went on for maybe 40-50 seconds or more – and the cries of horror from SWMBO and adjoining patrons still ring in my ears,
    I’m amazed there wasn’t a 30 car pile-up – just showing that Perth drivers really can put their full attention to their driving, if required.
    Of course, the sight of that scene of horror is more deeply etched into my scarred mind, than any horror scene from the worst that Hollywood could produce – to say nothing of what it did to the flavour of our previously-enjoyable meal!
    I have never been able to traverse that section of Albany Hwy in Vic Park again, without suffering from a severe attack of trauma, reliving that terrifying event.

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    • rottobloggo says:

      Great acronym, great story.

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    • Sir Bill International says:

      Toughen up princess, anyway it’s the New Vic Pk with Farrell long gone , and Farrell’s now a Dome.

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    • Plonka says:

      I worked in Fitzroy Crossing for a while around 20 years ago, so I can empathise with your distress. I would like to point out however, that had our homes been invaded and we had been treated like sub humans for a number of generations we might be inclined to piss in bushes too.

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      • Sir Bill International says:

        Alcohol abuse isn’t confined to one set of cruntimulchurals er multicruncherals er blacks and whites. If you want instances of that see the Broken Hill hotel.

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        • Plonka says:

          Good point, I can remember as a teenager one of my female friends attempting to do a piss ring in the middle of a Mt Pleasant street. It didn’t end well for her shoes.

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  7. JaneZ says:

    Back on street art, there are naked bronze babies slidibg down a giant arrow on Carlisle. Right near the drive thru enlightenment hut as was.

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  8. Tinker Bell says:

    I think Margaret Pomeranz flashed her growler at that bench. Hence the film reels.

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  9. juantrak says:

    It looks like Vic Park is the centre of Culcha & the Yarts of W.A., by the look of the Vic Park Council website. They’ve even got a Masterplan for the Yarts.

    http://www.victoriapark.wa.gov.au/community/creative-arts/art-collection

    There’s supposed to be a bloody map that shows and explains all the public artwork in Vic Park – but like a lot of the residents of VP, it doesn’t work, either.

    http://www.victoriapark.wa.gov.au/community/art-and-culture/cultural-map

    VP also hands out Art awards – and if this winner is anything to go by, he must be having a good laugh about producing a pile of crap, calling it Art, and getting good money for it.
    Then again, IMO, a lot of “Art” is just a big arty wank, anyway.
    My visit to Guggenheim in Bilbao only reinforced that view.

    http://www.victoriapark.wa.gov.au/community/art/art-awards/victoria-park-art-awards

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  10. Plonka says:

    Just wondering if the site where the seat and reels are may have been the site of a picture theater in the past? I also wonder how long it will be until some small kiddie gets their head stuck in the art work? I don’t like the colour scheme either. Why horrible 80’s beige with one silver piece? And how long til a Buzzwillian type has a vehicular encounter with it? So many questions.

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  11. Plonka says:

    My nine year old son has summed it up. “What’s that?” . “Ugly”.

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  12. Rolly says:

    Street “Art” must not be allowed to distract peoples’ attention from the commercial advertising, otherwise the economy of the vicinity will suffer.
    Then, who will pay for the next set of pathetic installations?

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