The Dream Relentless 

Rob C saw the face of Perth – right down to the fully paved garden, and was left a shaken broken man. A Carine stronghold. Cocii, Sky, paving…

About AHC McDonald

Comedian, artist, photographer and critic. From 2007 to 2017 ran the culture and satire site The Worst of Perth
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13 Responses to The Dream Relentless 

  1. Russell Woolf's Lovechild says:

    A man’s cocii is his castle. Or something.


  2. Blergeit says:

    Too many clouds


  3. Bento says:

    A driveway with a median strip! That’s the Australian Dream right there.


    • Russell Woolf's Lovechild says:

      I think you’ll find it is an engineered, anti-Commodore safety solution. Still highly aspirational though.


      • It will never stop the hover commodores which are only (literally) just around the corner.


        • Zuben says:

          Hover commodores will never come until there is sufficiently dense urban development .

          Why be first world when one can be fourth ?

          For heavens sake — and in the name of vibrancy — redevelop this underutilised land block of suburban wasteland with an environmentally sustainable twelve storey mixed use infill residential project NOW !

          ( Dont forget the penthouses — they have the best views . Worth More ! )


          • Russell Woolf's Lovechild says:

            I would buy an apartment if the marketing guys would give me a free hover Commodore and pay the stamp duty. Just not in Carine though.

            We had family friends who bought in Carine as we were growing up. It was the era when planners (the same ones advocating the 12 storey mixed use stuff today and shepherding them through the DAP) were pushing cul-de-sacs and loops for the burbs. Every time we went there we got lost and had to hunt around in the boot for the UBD. Tell that to kids today …

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        • Bento says:

          Three dimensional roundabouts would decimate Perth’s population.


  4. Slanderer says:

    One hundred thousand trees, twenty
    thousand tons of marble, are the
    ingredients of Xanadu’s mountain.
    Xanadu’s livestock: the fowl of
    the air, the fish of the sea, the
    beast of the field and jungle –
    two of each; the biggest private
    zoo since Noah. Contents of Kane’s
    palace: paintings, pictures,
    statues, the very stones of many
    another palace, shipped to Carine
    from every corner of the earth,
    from other Kane houses, warehouses,
    where they mouldered for years.
    Enough for ten museums – the loot
    of the world.


  5. GivDBird says:

    Made it


  6. Hovean says:

    Some 32 years ago I worked for a landscaping contractor who was engaged by the then owner of this place to create a surprise for his wife while she was in hospital giving birth to their first born. We dug up the drive, installed 9 full size coci (3 rows of 3. Others have been planted since) in truck loads of soil, the traffic island and retic etc. All before mother & newborn returned home.He put on a great lunch for the crew when we’d finished.


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