Category Archives: Worst suburb

Blank Cartridge

If your commercial centre is given its death notice when Cartridge World moves in, what does it mean when Cartridge World closes?  Could even a Rub ‘n Tug survive in Kalamunda”s bleak “For Lease” tundra? If you have to drive … Continue reading

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I wanted to get this lovely Kalamunda piece of ugliness earlier, but it would be harder to show that the building is essentially derelict right in the town center. No doubt not helped by proximity to tired ole John Day’s … Continue reading

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St James

The brutality. The Cocos. Teh James. 

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A kind of brutal shabbiness

Dropped in on Scarborough to check on its interminable beach upgrade. I’m glad they have managed to keep the coherent brutal shabbiness that the local Scabwegians and visitors love so much. Even while “upgrading”. I hope this doesn’t push up the … Continue reading

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Beware. Gum Nuts. 

This was so endearingly Perth that I almost cried. Actually I did cry, having trodden on a gumnut. This is outside the CWA shop in Kalamunda. So many, many gumnut deaths.

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Kalamunda Parklet

Another parklet. This one Kalamunda where place making desperation is kicking in as the town centre starts to resemble the set for a once well loved film made decades ago. Think Star Wars Tunisia. But as a construction, there’s not … Continue reading

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Outrage Sunday 273 top twenty World Lies

That manual-bopping Bento paused opposite Bayswater train station. “How have I never noticed this before? So shit, we even get a poor imitation of Cartridge World.” Suck it up. I often fondly recall a big-city planner telling a crowd of … Continue reading

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