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Monday parking mega-collection

By Barcham - 24 June 2013 19

Wow!

Rioters you’ve outdone yourselves this week.

I have a grand total of 37 photos which I’ve had to sort though, edit, crop, etc, etc…

Well done gang.


1. Tim kicks this week off:

Almost every time I come past this spot, someone is parked here…

ONE


2. Smee’s keeping an eye on things:

This guy came screaming into the Homeworld car park, against the flow of traffic, lept out then sauntered into Aldi.
Awesome effort.

TWO


3. Rugbyskier has been thinking of us:

Thought you might like this parking gem at Queen Elizabeth Terrace this morning. At 6:20am the carpark is busy with early morning exercisers and this young lady decided to show off her skills by straddling two spaces almost perfectly down the centre.

The parking spaces are already quite wide due to the curve of the road but obviously not wide enough for the Miss Astra.

THREE


4. Genie’s photo raises a question. Are people everywhere bad parkers, or does Canberra make them bad?

South Australians can’t park either.

Taken out the front of NAB in the CBD.

FOUR


5. PITCHKA sends us a shot of one of Canberra’s fanciest car parks:

New bike lanes make for a great parking space.

FIVE


6. Ms. Cheeky says there’s an app for this:

Here’s a bad parking app. Pretty funny. It’s not just rioters who like to point and mock.

http://www.spotsquad.ca/

And from a wide selection that I took at the Hyatt a recent morning, here’s a couple of fine examples.

SIX

SEVEN


7. Gregory has been finding us some new readers:

Narellan Pl, Tuesday night. four of the five motorcycle spaces were filled with cars. I politely informed the silver car they were in motorcycle parking space when they arrived. They came back to confront me when they saw me photographing. Long story short, now they know about Riot Act. And I didn’t get beaten up.

EIGHT

NINE

TEN


8. P sent us this classic:

There was a car in each spot just either side of this car but out of shot.

ELEVEN


9. Goosepig took in some theatre, and some bad parking:

From outside theatre 3.

TWELVE


10. Jason spotted this little gem:

THIRTEEN


11. Ian speaks truth:

Money can’t buy basic skills.

FOURTEEN


12. Thebusdriver seems to have come across a rich vein of poor parking, and has wasted no time in tapping it:

Anzac Park West. The no rules car park sees people park wherever they can fit their car. On trees, on garden beds, on the footpath, in front of no parking signs.

FIFTEEN

SIXTEEN

SEVENTEEN

EIGHTEEN

NINETEEN

TWENTY

TWENTYONE

TWENTYTWO

TWENTYTHREE

TWENTYFOUR

TWENTYFIVE

A friend of mine spotted this in Queanbeyan around midday on Saturday. That is some Smart parking. Very cheeky but well if you’ve got it, you may as well use it. At least the Smart was in the lines unlike the ute and trailer.

TWENTYEIGHT

TWENTYNINE

The last two were taken at the bottlo in Queanbeyan, sorry for the poor quality. This ute was parked half way out on the road, with a 3-4 foot pole sticking out the back of it. It took up a full lane of traffic. It was a wonder no one hit it.

TWENTYSIX

TWENTYSEVEN


13. Matt scored us this shot:

THIRTY


14. Paul0075 is an international parking super spy:

I snapped this shot whilst working at Fyshwick Fresh Food Market on Sunday.

THIRTYONE


15. KB1971 solves problems with words:

This one isn’t that bad, I had just had a friendly chat with with a guy in a black ute who was completely blocking the entry to the cycle lane, the second one this week.
If I get one of those I will definitely be sending it in.

THIRTYTWO


16. Sheep Groper is concerned:

Near the Woden discount chemist right next to the zebra crossing on Sundays is a fruitful hunting ground, especially since there’s lots of free parking just around the corner. The illegally parked cars make it difficult to spot darting rugrats as you approach.

THIRTYTHREE


17. Andrew plucked these from a reliable tree:

Both outside the belconnen churches center.

THIRTYFOUR

THIRTYFIVE


18. Dilandau finishes us off this week by echoing Ian’s thoughts, and visiting a 7-days-a-week long celebration of bad parking:

One is a porche from belconnen mall. Apparently money can’t buy you parking skills.

One is the gift that keeps on giving, Jamieson Mall.

THIRTYSIX

THIRTYSEVEN


Phew.. I’m done.

What’s Your opinion?


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19 Responses to
Monday parking mega-collection
KB1971 8:02 pm 24 Jun 13

bundah said :

poetix said :

KB1971 said :

& not a Spotto in sight…….

That’s what I was thinking. I was about to accuse Barcham of using his copious free time to edit them out. However, look at the first photo at #17, right up the back, at the left. I think there’s a yellow van.

So Spotto (?)

Nah,you’re drawing a longbow there Poetix however in #4 the Monaro coach has a very distinctive yellow stripe.

I thought that but having actually performed a rego check on that vehicle in a previous life I can assure you its green & gold. Patriotic but not yellow I am afraid.

Ben_Dover 5:06 pm 24 Jun 13

tim_c said :

And people think that requiring bicycles to be registered will cause cyclists to obey the road rules! 😉

No, people think that requiring bicycles to be registered will cause cyclists to suffer.

Which is what every right thinking person wants.

Isn’t it?

bigred 5:02 pm 24 Jun 13

Re number 8, my car was parked legally in front and I was preparing to go out and take the same pic from the opposite side of the road when p left the adjoining table with the same intent. Btw, P what was the sizzling dish your table ordered? Smelt great.

Solidarity 3:57 pm 24 Jun 13

Russ said :

That second last one (teh black porch) isn’t a mistake – it’s a wanker’s park – they purchase an expensive car then live in a state of paranoia about it being touched by some lesser vehicle.

If you spot a car parked like that, I think it’s a nice to snuggle your car up next to it, particularly if your vehicle is a little beaten up.

It’s a 996. It’d be lucky to be worth $40k.

tuco 3:28 pm 24 Jun 13

KB1971 said :

& not a Spotto in sight…….

White is the new yellow.

Loxmyf 3:24 pm 24 Jun 13

KB1971 said :

& not a Spotto in sight…….

I’m going with the Great Wall in yellow in #16.

magiccar9 3:10 pm 24 Jun 13

I don’t usually comment on Monday Parking, but seriously #1 WTF. If he just rolled forward he could squeeze into the 5 min zone behind the Focus….

Bad Seed 2:46 pm 24 Jun 13

No. 1 is very common -because its right out the front of the Post Office, many people use it as a quick dash in and dash out spot -but rest assured, the parking inspectors do monitor it regularly…not that I’m talking from personal experience or anything….(whistles innocently…)

bundah 2:29 pm 24 Jun 13

poetix said :

KB1971 said :

& not a Spotto in sight…….

That’s what I was thinking. I was about to accuse Barcham of using his copious free time to edit them out. However, look at the first photo at #17, right up the back, at the left. I think there’s a yellow van.

So Spotto (?)

Nah,you’re drawing a longbow there Poetix however in #4 the Monaro coach has a very distinctive yellow stripe.

Russ 1:17 pm 24 Jun 13

That second last one (teh black porch) isn’t a mistake – it’s a wanker’s park – they purchase an expensive car then live in a state of paranoia about it being touched by some lesser vehicle.

If you spot a car parked like that, I think it’s a nice to snuggle your car up next to it, particularly if your vehicle is a little beaten up.

poetix 1:16 pm 24 Jun 13

KB1971 said :

& not a Spotto in sight…….

That’s what I was thinking. I was about to accuse Barcham of using his copious free time to edit them out. However, look at the first photo at #17, right up the back, at the left. I think there’s a yellow van.

So Spotto (?)

Antagonist 1:05 pm 24 Jun 13

I hate smart cars … but I will make an exception for the one in Quangers. Top effort 🙂

KB1971 12:45 pm 24 Jun 13

& not a Spotto in sight…….

p1 12:09 pm 24 Jun 13

Jamieson Mall?

Someone has been shopping after a few Irish Whiskies?

tim_c 11:58 am 24 Jun 13

And people think that requiring bicycles to be registered will cause cyclists to obey the road rules! 😉

I don’t see what’s wrong with the ute & trailer in 13th photo of #12 though – doesn’t appear to be over the lines as suggested. Yes, the driver is using two spaces, but he is towing a second “vehicle” in case you hadn’t noticed.

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