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Those brick walls in the parks. Just what are they for?

johnboy 4 August 2012 31

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So, these things pictured; they’re verminous throughout inner Canberra.

And yet what are they for?

Surely not just as a canvas for street art?

Whatever they were built for in the long long ago seems to have passed from fashion.

And yet they remain.

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31 Responses to Those brick walls in the parks. Just what are they for?
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poetix poetix 10:17 am 06 Aug 12

He was just ‘walking his dog’, Your Honour.

VYBerlinaV8_is_back VYBerlinaV8_is_back 9:37 am 06 Aug 12

BenMac said :

johnboy said :

And I kind of assumed for squash, but in 30ish years hanging around in Canberra I’VE NEVER SEEM THEM BE USED AS ANYTHING BUT A WHOLY INADEQUATE SHELTER FOR UNDERAGE SEX!!!!!

So you’ve witnessed or participated in said underage sex?

What are you doing watching? Don’t you know that kind of behaviour can get you in trouble?

1337Hax0r 1337Hax0r 8:14 am 06 Aug 12

They’re part of the once Great Wall Of Canberra. To keep the rabbits out. Too many rabbits in Canberra.

gooterz gooterz 12:43 am 06 Aug 12

Perhaps training walls like they have on police academy movies

Gerry-Built Gerry-Built 9:22 pm 05 Aug 12

graves to fallen buildings…

lobster lobster 5:01 pm 05 Aug 12

00davist said :

johnboy said :

And I kind of assumed for squash, but in 30ish years hanging around in Canberra I’VE NEVER SEEM THEM BE USED AS ANYTHING BUT A WHOLY INADEQUATE SHELTER FOR UNDERAGE SEX!!!!!

Are you angered by the public sex, or by the fact that it is not adequately protected from the elements?

Or perhaps the public sex is inadequate?

LSWCHP LSWCHP 2:32 pm 05 Aug 12

Solo tennis practice. They have one at the Barton courts that sees regular use.

What I’d really like to know though, is where all this poorly hidden sex is happening, so I can check it out.

trevar trevar 1:20 pm 05 Aug 12

I would say parasitic, rather than verminous. We even had one living in our loungeroom when we moved into the house we’re in now. We removed it. It has not grown back.

1337Hax0r 1337Hax0r 1:20 pm 05 Aug 12

Those my friend are our first, last and only line of Defence against the Reptoid Invasion! Count yourself lucky that we had the budget for them back in the 1960s.

Skyring Skyring 1:03 pm 05 Aug 12

BenMac said :

johnboy said :

And I kind of assumed for squash, but in 30ish years hanging around in Canberra I’VE NEVER SEEM THEM BE USED AS ANYTHING BUT A WHOLY INADEQUATE SHELTER FOR UNDERAGE SEX!!!!!

So you’ve witnessed or participated in said underage sex?

Sole participant.

BenMac BenMac 10:54 am 05 Aug 12

johnboy said :

And I kind of assumed for squash, but in 30ish years hanging around in Canberra I’VE NEVER SEEM THEM BE USED AS ANYTHING BUT A WHOLY INADEQUATE SHELTER FOR UNDERAGE SEX!!!!!

So you’ve witnessed or participated in said underage sex?

Jethro Jethro 1:21 am 05 Aug 12

00davist said :

Are you angered by the public sex, or by the fact that it is not adequately protected from the elements?

More that he wasn’t invited?

screaming banshee screaming banshee 9:19 pm 04 Aug 12

troll-sniffer said :

The wall at the tennis courts in Reid gets used…

As does Campbell

00davist 00davist 8:38 pm 04 Aug 12

johnboy said :

And I kind of assumed for squash, but in 30ish years hanging around in Canberra I’VE NEVER SEEM THEM BE USED AS ANYTHING BUT A WHOLY INADEQUATE SHELTER FOR UNDERAGE SEX!!!!!

Are you angered by the public sex, or by the fact that it is not adequately protected from the elements?

SnapperJack SnapperJack 7:20 pm 04 Aug 12

“We don’t need no education … “

Jethro Jethro 7:02 pm 04 Aug 12

I’ve seen kids use them to kick a soccer ball against.

I’ve also seen them use them for a strange form of brandy in which a few kids stand against the wall and the other kids peg tennis balls at them.

Thumper Thumper 6:57 pm 04 Aug 12

poetix said :

I thought they were for solitary tennis.

Yep, or handball.

mezza76 mezza76 6:52 pm 04 Aug 12

Football/Soccer. Probably some of the best practice techniques for young kids playing soccer is to kick a ball against a wall and work on them.

benita_449 benita_449 6:32 pm 04 Aug 12

Yes – they are hitting walls for tennis practice. Excepting the dead of winter (i.e the next couple of weeks) there are always solo tennis players practicing on those particular walls almost every weekend.
Any other residents willing to get together and paint over the foul graffitti? (I notice the Turner Tennis Club practice walls have some expletives painted on them that would be fun to remove)

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