photos: wild things and purple blocks

Max!
Purple Rectangles
I realised I had a bunch of photos on my flickr that I never ended up sharing here. These photos are from earlier on in the year. A rainy day spent antiquing (although I didn’t buy anything so I guess it just counts as window shopping) and hanging out in a part of town that I don’t usually hang out in. I love me some Where The Wild Things Are so I definitely had to snap a pic of the Max street art. It’s on the wall of a cafe, apparently. But it was closed when I was there and I didn’t catch the name of it. The purple thing is actually an exhaust for a major tunnel. They are quite polarising and opinion-dividing. Some people like them while others think they are ugly. I like the purple one but don’t like the matching red one. I guess that puts me in neutral territory.

32 Comments

  1. Hillary February 21, 2011

    Love these and somehow they go perfectly together, similar tones and space. I hope you continue to post more photos. πŸ™‚

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  2. danica February 21, 2011

    the first shot is gold! i love the overall purple-ness of these images.

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  3. Miranda February 21, 2011

    Awh Max <3 Lovely photos

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  4. toni February 21, 2011

    heh. love the street art. it's always the coolest surprise comming across something like that in a random as place.

    I really like your photos, you should post odd ones more often πŸ™‚

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  5. Bejewelled Dresser February 21, 2011

    Like the pics! I know exactly where you were! The cafe is called brown dog cafe. On Saturday mornings it's usually pretty packed and people eat breakky on their laps because they don't have tables! I love the area there – kind of one of my favourite weekend haunts πŸ™‚

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  6. liza February 21, 2011

    This is near the Gabba, isn't it!? It's exciting to see pictures of places in my city! I love this big purple building, and the Max street art is so good!

    xx

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  7. soph (owl vs. dove) February 21, 2011

    @Hillary and @toni: thanks, I'll try to!

    @Danica: purple-ness describes it well πŸ™‚

    @BejewelledDresser: thanks for solving that puzzle! I'll have to give it a go one day – and be prepared to eat brekky on my lap!

    @liza: yep! these were taken in Woolloongabba.

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  8. muchlove February 21, 2011

    that purple building looks cool. Reminds me of leggo blocks.

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  9. Spence. February 21, 2011

    Lovely photos – Ooh I adore WTWTA πŸ˜‰
    Ooh and that building (gota agree with 'muchlove's comment above) it really looks like it's made of lego… just awesome, truely awesome.

    x

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  10. Rachelous February 21, 2011

    That's amazing street art! I saw a tattoo of that somewhere online as well. One of my earliest memories is being read Where the Wild Things Are, I love it still! xx

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  11. joey @HONEYHYPE February 21, 2011

    Oooh you're from Brissie too!!???
    hell yea brisbane bloggers!!! OOOH i can't wait to get my film scanner!!! Nice snaps! <3

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  12. Merowyn February 21, 2011

    I β™₯ the MAX stencil.

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  13. Publish my Style February 21, 2011

    love the second picture, great composition xx

    http://publishmystyle.blogspot.com/

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  14. amalie February 21, 2011

    love the picture of max on that wall!
    x

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  15. amalie February 21, 2011

    love the picture of max on that wall!
    x

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  16. arttu February 21, 2011

    gorgeous photos! and i love where the wild things are (:

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  17. Marinka February 21, 2011

    that is so cute, I like the drawing on the wall of where the wild things are, that was such a great movie!

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  18. Bren Herrera February 21, 2011

    that building is sickly delicious. it's like a maze of pop candy! love it!

    Bren-
    B So Chic!
    http://www.bsochic.blogspot.com

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  19. julie iliana February 21, 2011

    that picture is sweet πŸ™‚ unfortunately, I didn't watch the whole movie but it looked neat!

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  20. Veronica February 21, 2011

    Really cool pics! Love them!
    follow me? I'll be very happy if you do it!
    Thank you so much!
    http://www.cipollainspiration.blogspot.com

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  21. sojourned in style February 21, 2011

    the drawing on the wall is so coool! the building is pretty sick looking

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  22. The drawing of Max is great! And I think the building looks fantastic, interesting architecture is the best.
    Thanks for sharing πŸ™‚

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  23. Mo Pie, Please February 21, 2011

    The purple one is really pretty – at least it is in your photograph. I love Max, so exciting to see such great street art like that!

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  24. Nico February 22, 2011

    these photos are so cute!

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  25. Hannah February 22, 2011

    how exciting to see a picture that i immediately recognise as brisbane πŸ™‚
    brisbane bloggers seem hard to find.

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  26. isabelle February 22, 2011

    GREAT PHOTOS!
    as per usual

    xxx

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  27. isabelle February 22, 2011

    GREAT PHOTOS!
    as per usual

    xxx

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  28. TIFFANY thegirlwithafeather February 22, 2011

    Ooh these are such lovely photos! I kind of the like the purple!

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  29. dotie February 22, 2011

    that drawing of max is adorable…I wouldn't mind someone doing it to my wall πŸ™‚

    eclectic du jour

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  30. CaramelLatteKiss February 22, 2011

    I love the Max art very much. The drawings in that book are wonderful.
    Not sure about the big purple thing; I can imagine it being a bit of an eye-sore if you had to see it everyday.

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  31. 685 February 24, 2011

    hah, these work surprisingly well as a set. the little traces of purple in the Wild Things photo = lovely.

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  32. kit and nancy. February 28, 2011

    love brown dog and woolloongabba antiques. love my suburb, so many treats! i also like the purple but am not fussed on the red.

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