7th Avenue Redemption

I crossed the new Maylands Seventh Avenue bridge on youse pigs behalf today. It’s fine. I guess. The underneath reminds me of the narrows bridge which I do like. But it’s not the same as the old one, where hot asphalt and cold concrete were poured directly onto rotting wood.  – Where the load limits were hopeful prayers rather than structural measurements. 

The public art was predictably bland. The inset photos were a mistake. Also possibly sun damaged already. But not terrible. Which is worse than terrible. I think we should pay artists NOT to apply for council art pieces. Boring. Nothing. But the biggest fucking outrage was that the new bins won’t take a flagon!!?? What universe are these bin designer wankers from? 

    
   

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Commended Haiku writer. A lover of The West's Worst. Perth stand-up comedian, photographer and writer.
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30 Responses to 7th Avenue Redemption

  1. Russell Wolfe's Lovechild says:

    And it is too high for trucks to crash into for LOLs.

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  2. Rong1 says:

    Drinking Wooblah under a bridge just ain’t what it used to be . . .

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  3. juantrak says:

    And here’s me thinking they didn’t make flagons any more!? Surely they’ll become collectibles shortly? I’ve been saving them for years, I’ve got a nice little collection. So, it was a total waste all along? Never mind, I guess some backyard hooch-brewer will pay me something for them soon.

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  4. hillz50 says:

    it was one of the greatest bridges in perth! you could jump it, was like a dangerous urban tabletop.
    i lived in the house that had the bend going through the front yard in my younger days it would make all kinds of nasty noises… arr simpler times :)

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  5. Orbea says:

    I do like the Maylands trebuchet. Keeping the Baysie hordes away from the ballet

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  6. Scanners says:

    Bit early to judge that public art, as it doesn’t appear to be finished yet.

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  7. GivDBird says:

    Green.
    Green is nice.

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  8. rottobloggo says:

    CREAM.

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  9. El Guisto says:

    Oh! Its a bridge!
    I thought it was 1 of emporer Colons community housing projects….strange, it looks like all the others he’s provided for Perth’s homeless…..

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  10. kylie says:

    I too will miss the old bridge. The butterflies in the stomach as you hit the hump at slightly over the appropriate speed. I will also miss the trucks getting stuck underneath… but its okay… we still have the Bayswater subway for that :)

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  11. orbea says:

    On the right motorbike at the right speed there were no bumps

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