The "First Impressions" sandstone carvings have three sides each representing a particular group of people that helped to establish early Sydney, this side represents the settlers. The piece was designed and sculpted by Bud Dumas during 1979
The Queen Victoria Building in Sydney is amazing, it has been lovingly restored and transformed into a magical shopping centre. Painstaking care has been taken to keep the original feel, features, and history and yet to make it feel modern, upmarket and special. I have to visit again just to see the beautiful stained glass windows.
Life in the times of the Coronavirus (Covid19) feels like you are in the twilight zone, not quite believing what is happening. This is what the shelves of the meat aisle look like at our local supermarket, while the butcher shop across from the supermarket has full shelves of meat? So many essential items sold out with the panic buying that is happening now, we really need to just.calm.down, take a chill pill, stay at home and out of the supermarkets.
This red door reminded me of that song "The Old Red Door" last verse- "living like it's always Friday night, behind that old red door. Yeah we're living like its always Friday night, behind that old red door"
The other day I stopped by the garage shop and saw this sticker on one of the poles, it says "Be kind I dare you" it made me think about this sticker a lot.
Who had made these stickers and had them printed? Why had they made them, what was the purpose? Were they trying to promote kindness or was it part of an advertising promotion? Did they only put it here or in other places in Cape Town?
I love the idea of spreading kindness as I do believe that real kindness can achieve so much and can have a profound effect on peoples lives. It costs so little, requires very little effort and then the question arises, why do we not do it instinctively as part of our everyday life and why do we all not practice it more often? Perhaps we need to have these little stickers everywhere, daring us to be kind.
No kind action ever stops with itself. One kind action leads to another. Good example is followed. A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, and the roots spring up and make new trees. The greatest work that kindness does to others is that it makes them kind themselves.
~ Amelia Earhart