Monday, May 30, 2011

A sign bowled me over, in perhaps, the largest newest shopping centre outside Sydney, namely Charlestown Square.
The shopping centre is like a space station in that humans scurry around totally indoors in long disorienting passage ways and sloping escalators, down down into the depths.
All of which is par for the course if outdoors were covered in two metres of snow or were lashed by desert sand storms but, hey, we won't have anything less than air con, no matter what, in our mild climate.
Hang the environment and energy use. Ignore the existing stock of empty shops available for reuse in the district. 
'Onya, Kate Blanchett!
An abundance of waterfowl, emus, mutton birds, wild ducks, pigeons and swans were once common in the area.

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