I was reading a post about mini monuments in Paris on one of my favourite blogs the other day. The author argued that not all monuments have to be monumental and then listed some of her favourite Parisian mini monuments.
The idea got me thinking about Freo's mini monuments - those interesting little things that wouldn't appear on a postcard, but are nonetheless special in some way, and collectively give Freo so much of its character.
So with that in mind, here's the first installment of my favourite Freo mini monuments.
Since I'm now more gainfully employed and no longer in need of diversion at work (plus HR monitors our web access), Elizabeth's chalkboards and their funny quotes are a fond reminder of days gone by.
|Elizabeth's chalkboard on High Street mall|
The Blue Door
My nephew and I enjoy speculating on where it might lead us if we ever found it open... a smuggler's den in a Cornish fishing village, with gas-lamps and chests of treasure; a shop in Istanbul selling magic carpets and bottles that might have genies inside; a Parisian pastry shop where the bakers wear berets and make the best cakes in the world?
There's a sticker on the letter-slot that says Moore & Moore. Maybe that's the secret to their special coffee beans?
|Blue Door on Henry Street|
|The Blue Door|
The Scuba Diver
I like the way tourists stop and have their photo taken with this guy. There's a lot to be said for placing statues at a height where people can interact with them. Another excuse for them to linger longer and enjoy themselves.
Watch out for more of my favourite mini Freo monuments. Here is the link to the Paris blog: http://parisbreakfasts.blogspot.com.au/2012/01/mini-paris-monuments.html
|Scuba Diver at the Dive shop on the corner of Market Street and Cantonment Street|