Friday, February 26, 2016

Vintage Australian Playground




This is the type of playground I remember playing on as a kid. They're quite rare to find these days, so when I drove past one (on my way to a wedding) I had to pull over and take a couple of photos as proof. I'm sure I've talked before about the playground safety reform and the emergence of new safer playgrounds and to be fair I do remember those metal slides got very very hot in Summer and thus a fair point in removing them.  Still, nostalgia runs deep for me and I can't help but get a little sentimental seeing these basic guys still standing. 

I'm crossing my fingers and toes for some cool ones in Japan!

7 comments:

  1. Holy crap my heart leaped when I saw these photos. What suburb is this?

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    1. It's awesome hey :) I actually took a photo of the street sign, it was in Mirra Street, Burpengary :)

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    2. Ahhh! I used to live near there! Crazy times.

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  2. Remember when teeter-totters were a common site on playgrounds? Nowadays they just look like a lawsuit waiting to happen.

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    1. Oh yeah, I'm thinking an easy way to loose some front teeth! I remember I was always the lighter one out of my older brother and myself and I think in that case lighter isn't better as you stay up high and then have crashing lows :P

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  3. Love this. And I love how you stop to take photos. There were so many times when we would drive somewhere (for weekend getaways) and would see a tree or just something that I wanted to take pictures of but never stopped. Then of course I would regret it afterwards. It's one of those things I'd like to improve -- don't miss out on opportunities! :)

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    1. Oh don't worry I'm the same - though I do think it's easier when it's just yourself to pull over. In my head asking someone to pull over is under the super annoying category!

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