Saturday, June 02, 2007

View from my bedroom #2

Thank you all for your many kind comments yesterday. Congratulations to Kristi for her critical thinking when she wrote "Let me understand (...) looking at your other photos I understood you lived in a more rural seaside area." Here's my double life exposed! Yes Kristi, my photo yesterday was a view from my bedroom but I only stay there two days a week when I come to work in the city. My main residence is on the north coast in one of Sydney's extended suburbs. So today is a view from my other bedroom, at home. I live in a house and over the wall that separates the garden from the street I can see.... this. Fun, eh? The explanation comes with the second photo below, taken from the street. I live in a leafy suburb and the service station across from our place put up some christmas decorations eighteen months ago... which they never took down! The neon sign under the coconut tree says Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Merci à tous pour vos commentaires d'hier qui m'ont fait très plaisir. Bravo à la perspicace Kristi qui a écrit "Je ne comprends pas (...) j'avais cru comprendre d'après tes autres photos que tu vivais dans un environnement rural au bord de la mer". Voilà ma double vie révélée. Ma photo d'hier a bien été prise depuis le balcon de ma chambre mais je ne dors là que deux nuits par semaine, quand je viens travailler en ville. Le reste du temps, je vis sur la côte nord dans la grande banlieue de Sydney. Voilà donc aujourd'hui la vue que j'ai depuis ma chambre ici. J'habite dans une maison et au-dessus du mur qui sépare le jardin de la rue, je vois...ça. Marrant, hein ? L'explication se trouve dans la photo ci-dessous, prise depuis la rue. Je vis dans un quartier très vert et la station service en face de chez nous a monté des décorations de Noël il y a dix-huit mois... et ne les a jamais enlevées. Le néon en dessous du cocotier orange dit Joyeux Noël et Bonne Année !


19 comments:

Nathalie said...

And for the record, the service station owner's name is Michel, he's from Lebanon and speaks a little bit of French, he's very nice. We use the convenience store a lot for bread and milk, we just have the street to cross, it is indeed very convenient!

Et pour la petite histoire le proprietaire de la station service s'appelle Michel, il est d'origine libanaise et parle un peu français, il est très sympa. Nous utilisons beaucoup la petit boutique pour acheter le lait et le pain en tranches pour les toasts, c'est bien pratique d'avoir tout sous la main juste de l'autre coté de la rue !

hpy said...

Donc, si j'ai bien compris, ta résidence principale est à la campagne, et ta maison de campagne est en ville...

Peter said...

Thanks for the explanation; I guess I was also a bit confused.

Thanks also to Michel who neglected to take down the Xmas decoration; it gave you the opportunity for an excellent photo!

I guess you talked with him about it. Will it remain there "for ever"?

Norman said...

Coconut tress, Nathalie? Sure?

Fabrizio ikol22 said...

Well watching at the photo, I prefer that one you published yesterday (thank to the storm heavy cloud dark effect). By the way you're very lucky to change view twice a week :-)

Abraham Lincoln said...

The sign is funny. They leave gaudy lights up along the eves of homes here too.

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Z said...

Ah hah! Okay, this speaks to my comment yesterday that was just before Kristi's. This lovely view fits in well with the image I had in my head. :-)

delphinium said...

on va bientôt tout savoir de la vie de nathalie. Vous avez de la chance d'avoir deux endroits pour vivre. La ville et la campagne. Finalement l'Australie ça a l'air pas mal, et en plus c'est toute l'année Noël!!! Merci pour toutes ces belles photos

GMG said...

Back to my weekend visits found your amazing post. Quite a manipulation, the first picture when you compare with the full view... and further the whole-year Christmas decorations also help a lot... :)

Martel said...

for the light, I prefer your first sight. for the happiness of the eyes, I prefer your second sight

This Weekend, I propose on my photo blog on Martel. Before and After.
And amusing, I start with Delfour-Couderc drapery, it was the house of the late arrears Grandparent of Olivier (DP Evry)
(A friend, it is him which me advises to make a blog)
My blog photographs on the town of Martel

Tomate Farcie said...

De loin, sur la premiere photo, on aurait dit une plante!

Kim said...

This is great to get a second view from your primary abode. Say, it occurred to me with tensions and ignorance being what they are here in the US, citizens with middle eastern backgrounds get a lot of needless grief from fearful or bigoted people. I know Sydney is certainly more enlightened than much of the USA, but perhaps having familiar Christmas deco up promotes good customer relations. Certainly adds to the interest of your great photo!
-Kim

Château-Gontierdailyphoto said...

A lot of fun in your pictures...I appreciate it a lot...is it a rest of French humour ?

My other blog is still alive ...but I'm not sure you have to make a visit ...I will show the last grafitti on the hospital fence !!
http://laurent-christophe.blogspot.com/

Kristi said...

thanks for clearing up my confusion - lucky you ! two fantsatic views to wake up with !!

Nathalie said...

Well done, Z!
Sorry I should have mentioned you too!

bv said...

So, wherever you live, the golden magic wand is watching you...

Alors, quelque soit l'endroit où tu habites, la baguette magique dorée est à avec toi...

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