Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Blue Moon


It's something that I have gone past regularly but never really thought about until now. Under the railway bridge over Melbourne Street in South Brisbane there are two blue neon signs on a red wall. One says "Wall Flower" and the other "Blue Moon" (above). Installation? Advertising? Not sure. As always, any info welcome!

10 comments:

the foto fanatic said...

I was wondering about this myself! Just passed them on a bus last week & thought "I must come back and photograph these signs". You beat me to it!

Nicely framed and composed image.

tff

cara said...

Ha! Cheers.

You beat me to the Old Museum so I guess we're evens!

magiceye said...

superb composition and shot!

Hey Harriet said...

I've always wondered the same thing too! So I'm completely clueluess and of no help. I was just pleased to learn I wasn't the only one in the dark about these signs. Yay! :D

hilary said...

Great combination of colours :)

cara said...

A friend of mine has told me about a roller-skating rink that used to be in the area years ago called the Blue Moon... could be a clue!

Anonymous said...

The Blue Moon was a steel floor, under cover roller skating rink on the southern side of the river. It was removed when Melbourne St was straightened to build the new Victoria Bridge (todays bridge) Google blue Moon skating rink and click on to the Courier Mail article. Gives a rough history of the rink.

Bill

Dell Rolfe said...

Yes it was the Blue Moon skating rink. Was under the old Victoria bridge.
I used to skate there in the 40's and 50's.
It was very noisy on the steel floor.

cara said...

Thanks Bill and Dell!

Fay said...

I'm in my sixties now, but when I was a young girl, catching the tram with family, for a day out in town. The tram went straight past the skating rink. Was not a skater myself, so did not get to see the inside. But as the tram rolled past, I would always look out the window, and look at the venue. It had a wire or metal enclosure along the river side, for safety, I suppose. Would not like to skate into the river. Loved my days in town. Fay

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