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So who decided the barbed wire was necessary?

By johnboy 30 September 2008 68

Many years ago a team of workers were dispatched to the storm-water drain forming the border between Ainslie and Watson.

Someone had decreed that where the Watson drain broke cover needed fencing. Maybe it does, someone walking along in the dark could in theory fall down there.

So they dug holes, poured concrete, set up posts and ran some chain link fence.

They don’t appear to have done a very good job.

The chain link doesn’t go all the way to the ground, and the fence only runs along three sides.

But it seems unlikely anyone will accidentally fall into the drain opening (as opposed to the whole drain which runs thereafter).

What I really want to know is who decided the whole thing then needed a double string of barbed wire running around the top?

Is it in fact a cunning piece of public art which has lost it’s plaque?

Perhaps titled “Dumb Insolence”? “Meaningless adherence to standards”?

What’s Your opinion?


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Granny 8:32 pm 01 Oct 08

10-4, good buddy!

Danman 8:21 pm 01 Oct 08

Emails replied to…Check yer inboxes people.

Granny 2:27 pm 01 Oct 08

Sounds like a plan, Dan.

: )

Danman 2:22 pm 01 Oct 08

Im on the pushie today and already done 80km this week.
Dont wanna add 2 or so km to my 16k ride home – ill suss it out tomorrow when I get soft and drive to work.

Granny 2:07 pm 01 Oct 08

Suggest you head over for a spot of reconnaissance on the way home from work, Danman.

johnboy 1:59 pm 01 Oct 08

Just up the drain from Dickson College.

Granny 1:54 pm 01 Oct 08

Definitely daytime, I think, and yes, where is this place?

Danman 1:29 pm 01 Oct 08

are we doing it at night time?

I have a video camera we can you tube a clip up – but its pretty crap for night vision – its no 1080p 16:9 HDD – its a 16:9 DV cam with no ir night vision…

My preference is for day time – mainly for safety assurance 🙂

Anyone know a decent sign writer to do a quick mock up – there is plenty of corrugated plastic signs strewn about the road on my daily slog into work (testament to the Lab v Lib v Indep election spruiking going on at the moment) that I could come back with my car for…

Just need a stencil – I have a black spray can I use for framing.

Besides, I really have to see what this place is like before saying yay or nay.

Maybe I can do a half arsed fat bastard shuffle under the fence?

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