Unusual sights in Footscray Park

The chair has no seat. I’m uncertain as to why anybody wishing to dispose of a broken chair would carry it into the middle of a park.
Chair, Footscray Park

A traditional milk jug country mailbox, but found in pile of earth in an inner-city park. I didn’t check to see if there was any mail in it.
Mailbox, Footscray Park

By Daniel Bowen

Transport blogger / campaigner and spokesperson for the Public Transport Users Association / professional geek.
Bunurong land, Melbourne, Australia.
Opinions on this blog are all mine.

9 replies on “Unusual sights in Footscray Park”

And here are my interpretations…
The first installation is a sombre meditation upon the impermanence of human life and the inevitable loss that its end brings.
The second installation is a politically charged statement upon the suburbanisation of Australia.

Less talk about Footscray …. more Ranting about TV’s on Trains!
(I saw your comments on the news last night, and kind of agree!).

Those old milk cans are fetching $250 at country antique / colletors stores, that’s why so many milk can letterboxes on country roads have gone missing.

I think the chair was the result of drunken kids shenanigans.


Only reasonable explanation: Someone is turning Footscray Park into an outdoor gallery of found art.

Psh, I’ll see your reasonable explanation and raise you ALIENS!


everybody run!

(think about it, why would aliens need a base for a chair or a house to accompany a mail box?)

Decades ago when I had rellies on farms, the things now used for letter boxes were cream cans. Milk cans (churns?) were 50% taller and tapered.

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