Sunday, 1 February 2009

Paths and Passages. Theme Day February 2009


A stormwater drain shouldn't be a path or passage, and this one at Maroubra Beach looked very benign when I went past last Saturday; it was being used to store surfboards while their owners were elsewhere.

Notoriously, two people died on 20 January 2008 when a sudden storm swept them along the Maroubra drain to a grilled exit further along the coast. One person managed to squeeze out of the grille and survive.

Still, stormwater drains, while in Sydney separate from the sewerage system, can still contain toxins and rubbish, and in a major storm can contain overflow sewerage. I don't think I'd be frolicking where the water emerges into the ocean as these young women were!



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30 comments:

  1. great choice for theme day and a good reminder also. I really enjoyed my time in Australia. I'll be back!

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  2. A very, very Sydney choice of scenes! Ah youth, to be oblivious to unapparent dangers. . .
    And Sally, I love your new avitar photo.
    Happy theme day,
    -Kim
    Seattle Daily Photo

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  3. The water looks so clear & clean in the photo though - They're probably thinking how could it be dangerous to swim here when it looks like this? But, I understand what you're saying. That's so sad that some died that way.

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  4. Marvelous shots, Sally! That young woman looks like a mermaid turned recently human! Just beautiful. Great choice for theme day.

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  5. Original choice! Have a nice Sunday, Sally! I like your new photo on your profile.

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  6. I always love your commentary and photos!

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  7. I agree with the other comments. Good choice for the theme. I agree that youth ignore danger ... And I also like your profile photo.

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  8. great narrative and quite inviting scenes Sally.
    happy cdp theme day!

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  9. Interesting lateral choices and timely warnings too.

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  11. Now this is a cautionary tale if ever there was one. I would never have guessed the danger if you hadn't explained it.

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  12. Beautiful pic. I had almost forgot about Theme Day.

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  13. I guess they didn't know what you know! It's a beautiful shot of them.

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  14. I picked the location straight away, from the glimpse of the Maroubra Bay Hotel in the corner. An interesting choice for the theme.

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  15. I knew that Sydney wouldn't let me down. Enough cold, dark passages in Europe, give me the REAL thing! Great choice!

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  16. Youth is fearless, and reckless, too, or so it seems!

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  17. That looks a little scary. Great shot and I adore your bathing ladies. I too wouldn't want to bathe there.

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  18. Hey Sally!

    Happy Theme Day.

    Ya, I wont want to be near water that comes out of storm drains. But the water looks very clear though.

    Hope you all are not suffering too much from the heat wave. Friends in Melb seem to be suffering!

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  19. Mmmmmmmmmm .... warrrrrrmmmmmmm !

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  20. Eek. Nope, I wouldn't be caught in that spot either! Great photo of the two young women! Happy Theme Day!

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  21. I am guessing there is some raw sewage in that water. Imagine? Still a nice photo for theme day.

    I missed the theme day somehow but I wrote in my Memories blog about the roads of my youth and how they were to travel in the winter time.

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  22. Origional picture for the theme day! You guys have very hot weather I saw on the news. We have the opposite.. the days are dark and cold.

    REgards from Marcel

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  23. I like the picture a lot!! the water looks very clean to bad is not

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  24. And the water looks soooooo clear!!!

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  25. Very nicely executed; both pictures exhibit the theme for the month. The first as a passage, and the second is a path. I prefer the second one with the two girls because of the leading line drawing the eye to them.

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  26. I like the change from the top photo to the bottom. Looks can trick you.

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  27. Ooo, you lucky thing, I could just jump into that warm sea! It's snowing here in York tonight!

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  28. I like your image and commentary Thanks for visiting and your kind comment.
    Cheers!

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