The Connie

The head of one of Geelong's famous waterfront bollards. This one depicts a conductor on one of the long-gone trams. Given a bit of a seeing-to.
love the bollard and your seeing to of it :)
posted April 2nd, 2018  
@annied Thanks Annie. There's umpteen of these bollards in Geelong, no two the same.
posted April 2nd, 2018  
Oh Marnie what a great shot. I love the bollards along the Geelong waterfront and have taken lots of photos of them.


Zoe's favourite bollards were the bandsmen but I would be hard pushed to pick a favourite because they are all brilliant.

I love the seeing-to you have given this bollard. fav.
posted April 2nd, 2018  
@onewing Gee, thanks for all that Babs, lovely to hear. I love the bollards too, but somehow they keep slipping off my photo to-do list. Must tie a knot in my hankie. The bandsmen are very good and I do like them a lot, but the background down there is very busy (people and background). That said, I'm thinking now that a shot like this one might be the go. Watch this space.
posted April 2nd, 2018  
@golftragic Look forward to it.
posted April 2nd, 2018  
@golftragic I love the fireman too, he always reminds me of my stepfather.
The bandsman with the trumpet is quite a character too. I could go on and on. This is the reason I can't pick a favourite.
posted April 2nd, 2018  
Great image Marnie! Love the way you have “seen to” the fisherman! Lol! Fav!
posted April 2nd, 2018  
Love it :)
posted April 2nd, 2018  
LIke it!!
posted April 2nd, 2018  
Well find! I like it.
posted April 2nd, 2018  
@onewing I suspect I'll have the same problem.
posted April 3rd, 2018  
@pamknowler Thanks for your kind comment and the fav Pam, much appreciated. BTW, he's meant to be a connie, ie tram conductor complete with bag, tickets etc. Geelong got rid of its trams ages ago, '60s I think. Some talk about reinstituting them, just hot air IMO.
posted April 3rd, 2018  
@hermann @777margo @haskar Many thanks to each and all.
posted April 3rd, 2018  
What a great idea!
posted April 4th, 2018  
@fbailey There's a whole beachside walk of them which visitors really enjoy.
posted April 5th, 2018  
@golftragic Can you post a pic please?
posted April 5th, 2018  
@fbailey There's over 100 of them, all spaced out. I'll try to send you another soon, but intend to take a series over the winter.
posted April 5th, 2018  
@fbailey And I've just discovered that it's a two-hour walk each way to 'do' the bollard walk! In the absence of any more from me yet, try this link. https://www.google.com.au/search?q=geelong+bollards&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjXtq__8qHaAhXCTLwKHdjeBl4QsAQIPw&biw=1676&bih=1270
posted April 5th, 2018  
Thanks for the link - how very quirky! Aren't they fab:))
posted April 5th, 2018  
@fbailey Yes, and every one of them has a basis in reality and a story attached.
posted April 5th, 2018  
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